Al Maktoum International Airport, which opened in 2013, is currently the second largest airport in Dubai.
Located near Jebel Ali, it will gradually be expanded to take over from Dubai International Airport, currently the world’s busiest airport and home to Emirates airline, which will move to Al Maktoum in 2025. When its expansion is completed, it will become the largest airport in the world with the capacity to handle 240 million passengers a year. [It currently handles about seven million passengers.] The plan is Al Maktoum to become an international port of call just next to the Expo Site. The entire project will cost 32 billions of dollars for an approximately 150,000 square meters area.