DUBAI // The Ruler of Dubai has approved designs for the further development of the city’s newest airport.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, also Vice President and Prime Minister, signed off on key design plans for Al Maktoum International Airport, which will be one of the key hubs for Expo 2020 plans.
The completion of the first phase of the airport will cost Dh120 billion.
Sheikh Mohammeed said he welcomed visitors to understand “our authentic Islamic and Arabic culture and sense the country’s tolerance as well as our achievements and local environment”.
Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman of Emirates Group.
In a statement on the state news agency Wam, Sheikh Ahmed said the project will be implemented in two phases, covering 56 square kilometres of Jebel Ali.