Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today inspected the AED 4.5 billion Concourse D, at the Dubai International Airport.
The new building is deemed the world's first airport green building to receive the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC). It is also the world’s first dedicated facility at Dubai International Airport, home to Airliner’s growing fleet of super jumbos. The building features dedicated first and business class lounges.
Accompanying Sheikh Mohammed during the tour were, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director- General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai,Engineer Khalifa Al Zafeen, CEO of Dubai Airports.
Sheikh Mohammed toured the building and was briefed on its designs and components, which aim to provide maximum comfort and good facilitations for travelers through this global airline network building.
During the tour, Sheikh Mohammed got into the gate transfer train that connects Terminal 1 with the new Concourse D, which is kilometre and half-long trip to the departures hall.
The hall includes a large area, 13,000 square metres, for shopping, including the free market, shops, restaurants and other leisure facilities. Sheikh Mohammed also toured counters of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs.
He continued his tour in the building with total area of 150,000 square metres. At the arrival lounge, he was briefed on the facilitations provided at the arrival.
The passengers expressed their happiness to see Sheikh Mohammed, praising the building's world-class facilities. He exchanged greetings with them . He also expressed his satisfaction at the confidence of the passengers.
Meanwhile, Sheikh Mohammed inspected the First Class and official guests lounges, and other facilities.
He hailed the efforts of Dubai Airports staff including engineers, administrative and technical staff under the leadership of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group.
During the tour, Sheikh Mohammed was briefed by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed on the strategic plan set by the Dubai Airports regarding Dubai International Airport till 2020, including Concourse D.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed briefed Sheikh Mohammed on the capacity of the building, with a capacity of up to 18 million passengers annually, and connects 17 runways.
Source : WAM