Dubai Airports forecasts that passenger demand could exceed 190 million passengers a year by 2030. This is expected to climb to over 260 million by 2040, and as high as 309 million by 2050. To continue the growth of the sector and, accordingly, its economic and social contributions to Dubai and the UAE, DWC must be developed into the world’s largest and, importantly, most advanced and customer-centric airport.
A New Approach
As a result, Dubai Airports, in conjunction with Dubai’s aviation sector board, has formulated a plan to accommodate anticipated demand with top-flight infrastructure and a completely new approach to airport design, which will enable the continued escalation of traffic whilst reaching new heights of connectivity and passenger service.
During its formulation, the strategy’s objectives were to ensure a common approach in the development of DWC, consider a full range of conceptual options and promote passenger experience and innovation into the planning process early on, to ensure that all recommendations are “future-proofed”. Additionally, the planning process has provided an opportunity for the sector to do what Dubai does best – innovate and change the existing paradigm to provide a world-class experience.