To accompany the world’s only 7-star hotel, the Burj al Arab, Dubai has constructed the world’s first 7-star airport terminal. As part of the emirate’s vision as the aviation capital of the world, and the Expo 2020 master-plan, the newly built VIP Terminal at Dubai South saw its first flight take off.
The private jet, carrying 13 passengers, was an important milestone for Dubai’s aviation history, as Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC) states. “The stage is now set for robust growth in Dubai’s luxury travel sector. I congratulate our partner JetEx and the entire team on the ground for so finely handling the VIP Terminal’s first flight.”
The first flight from the new terminal, an Embraer Legacy aircraft, headed to The Maldives, and was handled by JetEx, a Fixed Base Operator having a dedicated facility at the VIP terminal.
Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the 5,600 sqm standalone terminal will cater specifically to private, business and government VIP travelers.
Dubai South will be the site of the World Expo 2020, which is expected to attract 25 million visitors between October 2020 and April 2021.