Dubai’s two airports are gearing up for a massive expansion, with plans to increase their capacity by billions of passengers.
Dubai International Airport (DXB), the busiest international airport in the world, is currently undergoing a $3 billion expansion that will add five new gates and increase its capacity to 120 million passengers per year. The expansion is expected to be completed in 2025.
Meanwhile, Dubai World Central (DWC), Dubai’s second airport, is also undergoing a major expansion. DWC is eventually planned to become the world’s largest airport, with a capacity of 250 million passengers per year. The first phase of the expansion, which is expected to be completed in 2027, will add two runways and 100 gates.
The expansion of Dubai’s airports is part of the city’s ambitious plan to become a global aviation hub. Dubai is already a major hub for cargo traffic, and the expansion of its airports will help it to attract even more passenger traffic.
The expansion is also expected to create thousands of jobs and boost the economy of Dubai.