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December 8, 2023
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Dubai International Airport (DXB) will remain Dubai’s main point of entry for the next two decades, but things are moving. Literally. The announcements from both Emirates and flydubai that they will build new, huge maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facilities at Dubai World Central (DWC) could be perceived as the start of the eventual transition of many if not all aviation activities.

Emirates announced on Tuesday that it will invest $950 million in the first phase of new MRO facilities at DWC. The airport is also known as Al Maktoum International Airport, which is part of the Dubai South area Southeast of downtown Dubai. Flydubai announced a $190 million investment in another new MRO facility in the same area.