Next Generation Aerospace Hub

Covering 6.7 km2 of land adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport, the Aviation District has been strategically envisioned as an ecosystem that meets the needs of modern-day aviation businesses. Intelligently designed, it offers businesses the unique opportunity to be part of a symbiotic hub, where all the elements required for a successful aviation industry are brought together.

Given the increased importance of the Middle Eastern market, businesses setting up within the District are ideally positioned to increase their market share and take advantage of the opportunities in the surrounding emerging markets.

The next generation aviation district goes beyond the physical co-location of related businesses. The District has been developed and phased in accordance to the business opportunities and market demands of the region. The migration of general aviation from Dubai International Airport to Dubai World Central and the commencement of passenger operations at Al Maktoum International Airport are the initial catalysts for the activation of this concept.

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. Having the training and educational facilities within the District will allow it to provide a secure pipeline of qualified professionals to maintain the industry’s momentum.