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Dubai World Central International Airport

Distance from the Bonnington Hotel : 10 - 15 minutes away from the Airport, distance is 68km both ways

Dubai World Central - Al Maktoum International Airport is the official name of a major airport in Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates that shall be opening in October 2013. Previous working names have included "Jebel Ali International Airport", "Jebel Ali Airport City", and "Dubai World Central International Airport".

It has been named after the late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the former ruler of Dubai. It will be the main part of Dubai World Central, a planned residential, commercial and logistics complex scheme. World Central is the world's first truly integrated logistics platform,[citation needed] with most transport modes, logistics and value-added services, including manufacturing and assembly, in a single free economic zone. The new airport will cover an area of 90,000 acres (360 km2).

Al Maktoum International Airport opened on 27 June 2010 with one runway and only cargo flights. Passenger operations are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2013.
The first flight into the airport occurred on 20 June 2010, when an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777F landed after a flight from Hong Kong. The flight served as a test for various functions such as air traffic control, movement of aircraft on the ground, and security. According to Emirates, the flight was an "unmitigated success".

The first Passenger Aircraft touched down on 28 February 2011, an Airbus A319CJ.