The Aviation District at Dubai World Central sits adjacent to the Al Maktoum International Airport and is in proximity to the Jebel Ali Port. The 6.7 sq km district represents an integrated ecosystem serving the practical needs of the general aviation and aerospace industries.

Intelligently designed to allow both airside and landside access for the seamless movement of cargo, the district offers ready-built, world-class aviation and aerospace infrastructure to businesses in the MRO, FBO, and light industrial sectors. Beyond its aviation and aerospace focus, the district also has well-defined zones for sectors such as hospitality, industry-affiliated education, R&D, and mixed-use development.

The increasing commercial, cargo and general aviation traffic through Al Maktoum International Airport will naturally fuel the need for MRO businesses. Taking the integration a step further, the Aviation District will embed efficiencies by encouraging light industry and businesses along the global aviation supply chain to establish their presence within the District.

The final piece of the integrated model addresses the demand for talent. The district has well-defined training and educational facilities within the District will allow it to provide a secure pipeline of qualified professionals to maintain the industry’s momentum.

The Aviation District plays a strategic role in furthering Dubai’s vision to become a gateway to global markets and particularly MENASA (Middle East, North Africa and South Asia) region. MENASA is the second fastest growing market comprising 23% of the world’s population – more than half of which are under 25 years old. MENASA’s projected GDP is estimated to reach US$12.8 trillion by 2022-2023.