World’s first 7-star airport now open in Dubai


The world’s first ‘7-star airport’ is now open in Dubai. 

As part of the emirate’s Expo 2020 plan, the newly built VIP Terminal at Dubai South’s Aviation District marked the beginning of operations with its first flight departure.World's first 7-star airport now open in Dubai © Provided by World’s first 7-star airport now open in Dubai

According to reports, the inaugural flight was a priavte jet carrying 13 passengers to the Maldives.

The terminal will be the gateway for Expo 2020, which is expected to attract 25 million visitors, with VIPs, business and government travellers amongst them.

The 5,600 m2 stand-alone terminal, which will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is located midway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Equipped with the finest luxurious interiors, the terminal will feature top-of-the-range facilities and lounges, as well as speciality services for VIP guests.

Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC), said: “The flight is an important milestone for Dubai South and for Dubai’s aviation industry as a whole.

“It brings into operation a truly beautiful facility that sets new benchmarks in terms of luxurious ambiance and excellent service.

“The stage is now set for robust growth in Dubai’s luxury travel sector.”

The launch of operations at the VIP Terminal is a significant step towards realising Dubai’s vision as the aviation capital of the world.

“Dubai South’s Aviation District is well equipped with world-class infrastructure and facilities to support business aviation and the VIP Terminal will not only serve to bridge a definite gap in the market but will also redefine standards of success in the aviation industry, worldwide.”