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Dubai Airports investing $1.2bn to upgrade DXB terminals

Concourse D is scheduled for opening later this year, with construction work on track

PHOTO: An artist's impression of the planned Concourse D at Dubai International Airport. Credit: Dubai Airports

Dubai Airports is investing $1.2 billion in new and upgraded facilities for the 110-plus airlines operating from Dubai International’s Terminals 1 and 2.

The investment will enhance customer experience when construction and testing is complete, the state news agency WAM reported.

“With traffic growth continuing at a rapid pace, we are investing heavily to ensure that the 110-plus international passenger airlines that fly to and from Dubai and their customers who use our airport facilities experience a significantly enhanced product, reflective of the high service standards Dubai has set,” said Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports.

The $517 million Concourse D, scheduled for opening later this year, will be home to about 100 airlines currently occupying Concourse C. The new concourse will feature 21 contact stands, of which four will be able to accommodate Airbus A380 or Boeing 747 aircraft, and 11 remote stands.

Construction is on track for completion mid-year, WAM reported.

Dubai Airports is also investing $490 million in refurbishing and modernising Terminal 1 and the operational areas surrounding it. Additionally, a new train station is also being built to transport passengers to Concourse D.

Moreover, $163 million (AED600 million) is being spent on upgrading Terminal 2, which will have a more spacious check-in area, 40 additional immigration counters, and an expanded transfer area.

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