Dubai World Central International Airport

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Dubai World Central International Airport in a nutshell

Krystof Hajek updated 3. 2. 2024

Al Maktoum Airport, better known by its alternative name Dubai World Central, is located in the south of Dubai on a huge area and is expected to be the largest airport in the world in the future.

The airport began operations in 2010 and serves mainly cargo traffic. Only a handful of airlines still operate passenger flights to DWC, and Dubai DXB, 55km away, remains the main gateway to the UAE.

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Currently, Al Maktoum is mainly served by airlines from Central Europe (such as Smartwings from Prague and Bratislava), Russia and a small number of airlines from North Africa and Central Asia.

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Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.