Dubai World Central, Housing the Al Maktoum International Airport Renamed as ‘Dubai South’
'Dubai South' is the new name for Dubai World Central, which is the city encompasssing145 square kilometers and also includes the Al Maktoum International Airport.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed, the chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation announced the new name and said that 'Dubai South' is the flagship urban project of the emirates which will "set benchmarks for the rest of the emirate in terms of manifesting the themes of happiness as set out in Dubai Plan 2021."
The planned city was launched in 2006. It is also the location for the World Expo 2020 and the Dubai Airshow series. According to an official, the theme of this city is 'happiness' and it celebrates the individual spirit.
When the project attains its completion it is expected to create more than 500,000 jobs. The total number of residents is likely to be double of that figure.
When the Al Maktoum International Airport located at Dubai South is complete as scheduled for 2022, it is slated to be the biggest in the world. The airport will have a capacity to support 220 million passengers and sixteen million tonnes of cargo annually.
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