Dubai Airports’ chief executive, Paul Griffiths, has emphasized the necessity for a larger airport as Dubai International approaches its 120-million passenger capacity. The UAE government has announced ambitious plans to replace the existing Dubai International Airport with a new mega facility by the 2030s. Griffiths stated that designs for the new airport, set to transform the conventional airport business model, will be developed in the coming months.
Despite the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, Griffiths noted that the war has not affected the passenger count at the current airport. The visionary project, branded as the “airport of the future,” aims to create a more intimate and innovative airport experience, extending into the 2050s. No specific timelines, completion schedule, or financial details have been disclosed at this time.