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Dubai South

by rayan on June 12, 2023

Dubai South, previously known as Dubai World Central, is a meticulously planned city centered around the Al Maktoum International Airport, which is set to become the world’s largest airport upon its completion. The airport is already operational and will have the capacity to handle more than 200 million passengers and 16 million metric tons of cargo annually.

Dubai South, envisioned as “The Center of Tomorrow,” covers an expansive area of approximately 145 square kilometers and stands as one of the largest urban developments in the UAE. It is a multi-phase project comprising eight integrated districts, often referred to as ‘cities,’ each serving a specific purpose:

  1. Residential
  2. Commercial
  3. Logistics
  4. Aviation
  5. Humanitarian
  6. Golf
  7. Exhibition
  8. The Al Maktoum International Airport

Transport and Access:
Commute times by car
From Dubai South, it takes approximately 46 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 43 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 44 minutes to Burj Al Arab, and 44 minutes to The Walk JBR.

Airport proximity
Dubai International Airport (DXB) is approximately a 58-minute drive away, while the new Al Maktoum International Airport is just a 20-minute drive away.

Road access
Dubai South is directly linked to Jebel Ali Port through a dedicated logistics corridor, creating a single customs-bonded free zone that spans around 200 square kilometers. This zone offers businesses the opportunity to connect with over 6,400 registered companies, including more than 120 Fortune Global 500 enterprises.
As a multimodal logistics platform, Dubai South enjoys direct access to the UAE’s primary trans-emirate highways, the future Etihad Rail network, Al Maktoum International Airport, and Jebel Ali Port. This connectivity ensures unparalleled speed, accessibility, and flexibility.

Public transport
The planned extension of the metro’s Red Line, connecting Nakheel Harbour & Tower station to the Expo 2020 site, was completed in May 2020. A new station at the Expo site facilitates seamless connectivity between Dubai South and all other parts of the metro system.
Beyond 2020, the metro line will be extended with three additional stations, ultimately reaching Al Maktoum International Airport, where the train service will terminate.



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