Dubai World Central names 145sqkm city Dubai South
HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation, announced on Wednesday that Dubai World Central has named its 145 sqkm master-planned city Dubai South.
This is in agreement to Law No. 11 of 2015 issued by HH Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, which established Dubai World Central as a subsidiary of Dubai Aviation City Corporation.
"Over the decades, Dubai’s leadership and its people have worked together to transform the Emirate into one of the world’s most desirable destinations," HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed said.
"The Government of Dubai has been working to build a new destination – which we are naming today ‘Dubai South’ – where individuals can empower themselves to achieve their legitimate aspirations to the greater good of society.
"Dubai South is the Emirate’s flagship urban project that will set benchmarks for the rest of the emirate in terms of manifesting the themes of happiness, as set out in Dubai Plan 2021," the chief of Dubai Aviation City Corporation added.
The city’s ecosystem is expected to generate over half a million jobs and sustain a total population twice that number.
Dubai South hosts the now-operational Al Maktoum International Airport, which will become the world’s largest once complete.
The airport will have capacity to fly 220 million passengers and 16 million tons of cargo per year, and will play a decisive role as a major contributor to the Emirate’s GDP and employment generator.