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Dubai International Airport Concourse D

Dubai International Airport – Concourse D

The new Concourse D of the Dubai International Airport is a satellite concourse serving as an extension of concourse 1, 2 & 3. It has been designed to accommodate foreign airline carriers’ passengers at around 3000 peak passenger/hour for arrivals and departures.  The terminal space and concourse areas comprise an extra 340,000sqm of floor space – twice the footprint of London Heathrow Terminal 5. The project involved 32 gates, including four code F gates (21 contact gates, 11 remote)  


Client: ALEC

Location: Dubai, UAE

Scope of work: ALEC scope of work included a new concourse building with related stands and aprons, an Automated People Mover (APM) link to Terminal 1 and alterations/upgrade of Terminal 1.

Sector: Airport

Built up area: 150 000 M2

Contract Period: 28 Months

Contract Value: US$ 816 000 000

Product used: Candy and BuildSmart


Interesting Facts:

  • When it first opened, in 1960, it was nothing more than a basic building and compacted sand runway, and could only handle aircrafts the size of a DC-3.
  • Dubai International Airport serves 90 airlines flying to more than 240 destinations across six continents.
  • Dubai International Airport is the world’s number one airport in terms of number of A380 contact stands with a total of 37 Code F aircraft gates.
  • Dubai International Airport has been the world’s busiest for international passengers since 2014, when it took the title from London’s Heathrow, with passenger numbers totaling 70.4 million.
  • Dubai International Airport reprised the position of the world’s number one airport for international passengers again in 2021 with passenger numbers totaling 29.1 million.
  • By October 2020, Dubai International Airport has served more than 1.115 billion passengers travelling on more than 7.47 million flights since it opened in 1960.
  • Air cargo, which was less impacted by COVID-19, had its volumes increase by close to 15% year-over-year (+3.5% versus 2019), to an estimated record 124 million metric tonnes in 2021 Airports Council International

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