The terminal one and terminal two of Dubai International will be upgraded due to the increasing international passengers going through the airport.
According to the forecast releases released by the operator of Dubai International and the new Al Maktoum International Airport, more or less $1.2 billion will be outlaid for the upgrade.
Over 110 international airlines are currently using both terminals and Dubai International’s number of international passenger exceeded United Kingdom’s busiest airport last year. This year’s number of passengers received by Dubai International is expected to reach 79 million compared to last year’s 70.47 million and is forecasted to become 126.5 million by year 2020.
About $517 million will be allocated for the Concourse D. The concourse will open soon and will accommodate 100 airlines from the concourse C of terminal one. The new concourse will provide 21 contact stands and four of them will four will be able to lodge double-deck, wide-body aircrafts. It will be connected to Terminal One by an elevated railway, designed to minimize shifting times between the two facilities up to two minutes.
The $490 million worth of renovation works for terminal one will address the drop-off and pickup points in front of the terminal as well as the land-side arrivals and the retail outlets. The present check-in and departure hall are also counted for upgrade
On the other hand, Terminal Two will get wider check-in area with 48 counters, transfer areas and more immigration counters. Three baggage carousels will be doubled, making it six in the arrivals section.