Dubai - Articles and news items
Issue 1 2014 • 12 February 2014 • International Airport Review
Launched in 2001 to cater mainly to Dubai International Airport’s expansion, The Airport Show has been transformed into a leading global aviation platform for industry decision-makers and professionals to enhance their knowledge about the latest developments and trends, and benefit from the newest technology, innovation and research and development...
Airport news • 13 October 2010 • CANSO
CANSO, the global voice of ATM, has welcomed Dubai Airports and Nokia Siemens Networks as its newest Associate Members.
Issue 4 2010 • 10 August 2010 • H.E. Abdullah Rehaimi, President, GACA
Since the establishment of the CANSO Middle East Region in June 2009, the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation has focused on creating a vision, strategy and programme for tackling ANSP concerns in the region. Aviation stakeholders were given the first sight of this work at CANSO’s second Middle East ANSP Conference in Dubai, January, and since then the Association has continued to grow in the Middle East.CANSO’s activities in the region are governed by the Middle East CANSO CEO Committee (MEC3), a group of CEOs and senior directors from CANSO members in the area. In January I was honoured to be elected chairman of this group. It was the MEC3 which conceived the REDSEA (Realise, Enhance and Develop Seamless Efficient Airspace) vision and work programme for the region.
Issue 4 2010 • 9 August 2010 • PROFILE: Dubai Airports
Dubai Airports owns and manages the operation and development of both of Dubai’s airports – Dubai International as well as the recently opened Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International.Dubai International is the fastest growing airport for international passengers among the top 50 airports on Airports Council International’s list, with a growth rate of 9.2 per cent and 40.9 million passengers in 2009. Also the 4th busiest airport in the world in terms of international passenger traffic, Dubai International is connected to over 220 destina - tions across six continents through 130 scheduled airlines.
Issue 4 2009, Past issues • 16 July 2009 • His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority; Chairman, Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group
Dubai’s strategic plan for 2015 lays specific emphasis on travel and tourism, trade and transportation and logistics, among others, as highly conducive sectors for future economic growth. The value of investments in Dubai’s tourism, hospitality, leisure, entertainment and real estate projects over the next five to seven years is estimated to be approximately US$ 365 billion.
Dubai is undergoing dynamic growth in all areas of its economy, which has long diversified away from the oil sector. Today, the contribution of the oil sector to Dubai’s GDP is under five per cent, while the services sector, with an average annual growth rate of 21 per cent since 2000, has been the key driver of Dubai’s economic rise. In 2005, the service sector constituted 74 per cent of Dubai’s GDP.
Aviation in Dubai was once limited to a single, modest port built on dusty wasteland. Now, it knows no limits. Dubai International Airport is expanding in a US$ 4.1 billion development programme, while 40 kilometres away, work has begun on constructing the world’s largest airport.