On top of that it will accommodate 240 million passengers each year and good news for those whose feet tie easily, the airport design will reduce walking distances to under 400 metres.
It’s set to be the world’s biggest and most advanced airport when plans are complete.
The first flight to land at DWC was the EK9883, an Emirates Boeing 777 freighter from Hong Kong on June 20, 2010. A week later it opened for cargo operations with a 250,000 tonne facility.
They had just a single A380 compatible runway and 64 remote aircraft stands.
By May 2014, it was in the top 20 busiest cargo hubs and Emirates SkyCargo and all other freighters moved to DWC, plus the cargo capacity went up to one million tonnes.
It wasn’t until October 2013 that passengers were welcomed with launches such as Wizz Air, and at later dates Gulf Air, Jazeera Airways and Qatar Airways. The following year saw 845,046 passengers at DWC and in May 2015 they announced plans to host 26 million in the passenger terminal.
However it could soon be trumped by Beijing who are planning on opening a terminal to host 45 million people per year in 2018.
Terminal one will be 700,000 square metres and at present it is the second busiest in the world behind Atlanta International Airport which saw 96million people pass through in 2014.