First passengers arrive at Dubai’s newest airport

October 27, 2013 • Business

Passengers check-in at the newly opened Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. The first passengers have arrived at Dubai’s newest airport, part of the United Arab Emirates’ plans to become a major air travel destination. The new airport is known by the code DWC for Dubai World Center. (AP Photo/Patrick Castillo, Emarat Al Youm)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A flight carrying a little more than 100 passengers from Budapest touched down Sunday at Dubai’s new Al Maktoum International Airport, a modest first arrival for a terminal designers hope will be the world’s largest in just 10 years.

The United Arab Emirates’ most flashy city-state, known for its high-flying ambitions, already gave the new airport the code DWC for Dubai World Central. The name mirrors Dubai’s Login to read more

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