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    Over the next few weeks Dubai Airports will undertake one of the most crucial projects required to accommodate our future growth.


    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:
    • 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 the UAE. 
    •  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 Dubai International.

     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.

    Paul Griffiths


    Dubai Airports