The 5 runways will be able to handle more than a million aircraft movements per year
Al Maktoum International (DWC)
Following the foresight of the Dubai government’s visionary leaders, DAEP is taking on the ambitious and monumental task of building the world’s largest airport - Al Maktoum International (DWC). The airport will be the centre of the 140 sq.km Dubai South aerotropolis, which will act as the world’s future hub for logistics, cargo, and aviation. DWC is a crucial part of the DAEP vision; building the aviation capital of the world.
AMI Construction Stages
Building the world’s largest airport, one megaproject at a time
In preparing for what is perhaps the largest construction in human history, DAEP has strategically planned multiple phases to execute the development of DWC, incrementally completing projects to meet growing projections of passenger flux. When the last phase is completed, DWC will be equipped to process 260 million passengers and 15 million tonnes of freight annually.
DAEP has completed multiple projects at DWC, including a 4.5-kilometre runway, a purpose-built cargo facility, and a state-of-the-art Passenger Terminal.
Powering a city with innovation in aviation
As the world's future largest airport, Al Maktoum International (DWC) will realise the most ambitious aviation goals. Running completely on clean energy with expansive solar farms, the airport will be completely sustainable. It will also provide passengers an awe-inspiring travel experience, with minimal processing times and world-class facilities for relaxation and retail.
The surrounding Dubai South aerotropolis, will connect air, sea and land. This will bring the world’s businesses a multi-modal base for cost-effective and highly efficient operations. DAEP will develop the airport and surrounding infrastructure in stages, meeting capacity needs of global air travel, logistics and freight.
DWC Cargo yearly capacity will be by far the world biggest
Nearly 300 million passengers will be able to travel through DWC every year
DWC footprint will be 5 times the size of Dubai International