An extensive runway enhancement project will kick off at Dubai International which will see the two runways close consecutively during an 80 day period commencing May 1, 2014.
Over the past year we have worked hard to
ensure that we can carry out the required work with as little impact as
possible to you, our passengers.
Principally, we have reduced the number of
flights by 26 per cent at Dubai International to ensure that we are able to
accommodate all flights on a single runway without disruption.
Nevertheless, there will be some changes to
our operations over this period.
- Some airlines have moved
some flights to Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC). While
all Emirates flights will continue to operate out of Dubai International, some
17 airlines, including flydubai, have reserved slots for flights at DWC during
the 80 day period.
- Therefore, we are urging
passengers to double-check with their respective airlines to confirm their
airport of departure or arrival. Flight information is also available on Dubai Airports’ website: www.dubaiairports.ae
- Remember, if you
transferring between airports, you will have to clear immigration and collect
your baggage at your arrival airport. Please check if you need a visa to enter
- To facilitate transfers
between the two airports, we have made available shuttle buses to transport you
between Dubai International and DWC.
- Additionally, passengers
and residents in the vicinity of the airport should be prepared for extra
construction-related road traffic which may increase travel times to and from
While there may some inconvenience in the
short term, the new facilities will be well worth the wait. Once completed, the
new runways together with new facilities such as Concourse D, which will become
the new home of more than 100 airlines that fly to Dubai when it opens early
next year, will provide our airlines and passengers with world class facilities
that will support our growth well into the next decade.
We look forward to welcoming you to Dubai International and DWC.