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The East Terminal will be the third terminal at Al Maktoum International (DWC), completed during the ultimate phase. It will be on the east side of the airfield, diametrically opposite to the West Terminal. The East Terminal will boast the same cutting-edge facilities as the West Terminal, connecting four concourses through 14 Automated People Mover (APM) stations.

AMI Construction Stages

Phase 1

The first phase of AMI will start with the construction of theWest Terminal Building, connected to the city through a new express metro line, and the Concourse 1 with 100 contact gates.

The 4-stations underground APM will be built to enable the passenger’s fast connection.

The airfield will see the construction of Runway 2 and 3 along with the Ground Service Equipment road network, and an undergroundBaggage Handling Systemfor quick baggage transfer.

Energy centres, Fire safety and other Support Facilitiesfor Duty free and catering, maintenance and storage will be constructed at the North side of the airport to provide the best operational and commercial support services.

Phase 1 will provide a capacity of 130 M annual passengers.

Phase 2

In the next decade, the second phase of AMI will further enhance the level of service with the construction of theConcourse 2, parallel and identical to Concourse 1, enabling the seamless flow of150 M annual passengers across 200 contact gates.

3 new APM stations will be built to serve Concourse 2, as well the expansion of the ground service equipment roads network and the automated Baggage Handling System

Support Facilities will be further expanded to match the new airport capacity.

Ultimate Phase

The final development phase will start with the construction of Concourse 3 and 4, and the East Terminal, enabling ground transportation access from the East side of the city.

This will include a connection to the Etihad Rail and the new metro line. Runway 4 and 5 will complete the airfield enabling 4 aircraft parallel approaches. The APM will be expanded to become a 14-station system connecting all airside buildings in a giant loop.

In its ultimate configuration, AMI will be able to serve annually 260 M passengers though 400 contact gates and process 15 M tons of cargo.

Bird's eye visualization of the West Terminal and concourse by night at Dubai World Central
Night-time view of all concourses at DWC and the West Terminal building, lit up.
About This Project

Building a third terminal at the world’s future aviation launchpad

The East Terminal will be constructed to meet growing capacity requirements at DWC, as the airport grows closer to its ultimate form. The terminal will transport passengers from the landside to the airside via a state-of-the-art APM system with multiple high-speed tracks. Like the West Terminal, the East Terminal will feature dedicated first and business class lounges and advanced biometric systems for highly-efficient check in and border crossing process.

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