Dubai World Central (DWC) is also known as Al Maktoum International Airport and is a 140 square kilometre urban aviation community centred around the world’s largest international airport. Currently under construction 40 kilometres from the existing Dubai International Airport the project is almost twice the size of Hong Kong Island and upon completion, flights from Dubai will be able to reach 95% of the world’s population in a single, non-stop flight.
Dubai World Central creates a new benchmark in urban planning and destination living designed to support Dubai’s aviation, tourism, commercial and logistics requirements until 2050 and represents one of the most important developments in the history of the UAE.
Eventually home to 900,000 people, DWC will truly be a ‘city-within-a-city’ with all the amenities that make up a world-class residential destination.
DWC, with infrastructure costs estimated at US $33 billion, comprises six specialised clustered zones: Dubai World Central International Airport (JXB), Dubai Logistics City (DLC), DWC Commercial City, DWC Residential City, DWC Aviation City and DWC Golf City.
DWC is endorsed by the Government of Dubai and is chaired by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Aviation Corporation, Dubai World Central, Government of Dubai.
Dubai World Central components:
Dubai World Central had their first cargo flight depart on 28th June 2010 and, when fully completed, the airport will be the world’s biggest passenger and cargo hub with a capacity of 120 million passengers and more than 12 million tonnes of cargo annually. The airport will eventually have six parallel runways, the first of which was completed in November 2007, and as many concourses with a 91 metre high control tower that will be an aviation landmark in the Middle East.
DLC will be part of the world’s first truly integrated multi-modal logistics platform in a single-bonded free zone environment made up of DLC, JXB, Aviation City and Jebel Ali Port. It is designed as the region’s unchallenged logistics hub catering to some two billion people throughout the Middle East, Indian Sub-continent, Africa and the CIS, all within three-to-four hours flying time from Dubai.
DWC Commercial City will be DWC’s business and finance hub featuring more than 850 towers, ranging from 1 to 45 storeys in height. The city, expected to employ 130,000 people, will also boast 25 hotels ranging from deluxe, through to five-star, four-star and three-star properties.
DWC Residential City will include a mix of five-ten storey mid-cost apartment blocks. Up to 250,000 people are expected to live in Residential City and a special staff village will house blue-collar workers within high-quality accommodation.
DWC Golf City will feature two 18-hole golf courses, extensive practice facilities, driving ranges, putting greens, a luxury clubhouse with restaurants and a pro-shop.Over 5,000 freehold homes will form an integral part and also surround the courses. The resort will also feature a high-end boutique hotel.
DWC Aviation City will be the region’s premier centre of excellence for technology manufacturing and science and technology education.