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About Al Maktoum Airport (DWC)
Emirates Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
+971 4 224 5555
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Al Maktoum Airport (IATA: DWC, ICAO: OMDW), is an airport serving the Dubai area in United Arab Emirates. Scroll down or click here to see what Al Maktoum Airport shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities we have in our Duty Free Information 2022 Database. Currently in our database we have information on 2 shops, 2 cafes, and 2 restaurants at Al Maktoum Airport. If you believe this data is out of date or incorrect in any way, please contact us and we will get our team of researchers to correct our data.
Also known as Dubai World Central, DWC offers four runways with the ability to handle A380 superjumbo aircraft operating 24 hours a day. Simultaneous landing capabilities keep this airport moving, and three terminals and numerous concourses help it run efficiently. It will eventually link to its sister airport, Dubai International Airport, via a high-speed rail system.
DWC opened its doors in 2010 with one runway and only served freight flights. Within a year, it was able to handle small airlines with 60 passengers or less on board. From there, it opened to more carriers and saw 102,000 passengers come and go in 2014.
The airport is still in the process of building its complex to handle between 160 million and 260 million passengers through its doors annually. Most of the airport is dedicated to cargo at the moment and only a small amount of airlines like Emirates and FlyDubai fly passengers in and out. The goal is to see more passenger flights than freight flights by 2027.
Traveling to and from the airport is convenient, with taxi, bus, and metro services available, as well as car rentals. Car parking is available for short- and long-term stay.
How far away is Al Maktoum Airport from from the centre of Dubai?
It takes approximately 44 mins to drive the 34.7 mi (55.8 kilometres) between the centre of Dubai and Al Maktoum Airport, making it accessible enough to facilitate and accommodate any travel plans. Make sure you arrive in time to take the opportunity to explore the duty-free shopping opportunities located inside DWC airport, where you can purchase exclusive perfumes and colognes, cigarattes, alcohol, food items, confectionery, and souvenirs from United Arab Emirates.
What are the parking options at Al Maktoum Airport?
External parking options are available. Don't forget that you can also opt to leave your car at home, thanks to the many public transportation alternatives that can take you to and from Al Maktoum Airport.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is there to do upon arrival at Al Maktoum Airport?
Once you arrive at the airport, you have the option to fuel up for your journey ahead by grabbing a bite to eat at any of the 4 available restaurants and cafes, or why not head straight for the duty-free shopping opportunities at the 2 different shops around Al Maktoum Airport? Get a last-minute gift for a loved one, or spoil yourself with a well-deserved souvenir from your trip.
Al Maktoum Airport shops, restaurants, and facilities
Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities at Al Maktoum Airport include:
What airlines operate passenger services out of Al Maktoum Airport?
The following airlines all fly passenger services out of Al Maktoum Airport:
Latest articles about Al Maktoum Airport
UAE. Dubai Airports has set out its plans to ban all single-use plastics across Dubai International (DXB) and Al Maktoum International Airport, first announced earlier this year. The airport company is working with more than 250 of its concession and hospitality partners to fulfil the promise by 1 January. Dubai Airports noted: “With 90 million […]
UAE. Dubai Duty Free is celebrating its 34th anniversary with in-store and online discounts and sales. The retailer will host a three-day sale from 18 to 20 December on a wide range of products. A -25% discount will also be available to all departing, transiting and arriving passengers at Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum […]
Loch Lomond Group has secured a listing with Dubai Duty Free for its global travel retail (GTR) range of whiskies. The collection comprises Loch Lomond’s best-selling Original and 12yo variants and two Glen Scotia travel retail exclusives: Glen Scotia Campbeltown 1832 and Glen Scotia 16yo. The range, available at Dubai International and Al Maktoum airports, […]
Emirates today celebrates the milestone delivery of its 100th Airbus A380 aircraft at a special ceremony with Airbus at the manufacturer’s delivery centre in Hamburg. Emirates chairman Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum officiated the ceremony. He was joined at the event by Tim Clark, president Emirates Airline; Tom Enders, Airbus chief executive; Dominic Horwood, Rolls-Royce, director […]
Emirates and flydubai have unveiled an extensive partnership which will see the two Dubai-owned airlines join forces to offer customers new travel options. Both airlines will continue to be managed independently, but will leverage each other’s network to scale up their operations and accelerate growth. The innovative partnership goes beyond code-sharing and includes integrated network […]
Continuing to strengthen its network in the Middle-East region, Himalaya Airlines, Nepal’s fast growing premium carrier, has launched its first direct service between Kathmandu and Dubai. The inaugural flight departed from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, at 10:40 and touched down at Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International Airport at 13:25 hours. Saeed Hamdan Al […]