JXB’s AED 100 million First Passenger Terminal, being built by Arabtec/Max Boëgl JV, a UAE-German joint venture, catering to low-cost, regional and charter airlines. The project was completed and handed over to the Client on 29th May, 2008.
Composed of a ‘Y’ shape in plan, with a roof of structural steel, the new passenger terminal at JXB will have a substructure built up of isolated footings with tie beams resting on improved soil of one-metre depth. Columns are reinforced concrete, with long span steel roofing trusses.
Reserved exclusively for customers travelling via private jet, corporate jet or certain specialised companies, the air terminal will offer an excellent level of service. The departure and arrival halls can be seen through high-glazed façades offering both transparency and natural lighting.
They contrast with the various services (restaurant, duty free, baggage handling, etc.) located in darker, opaque and compact areas.
The new terminal will sit near the Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone, which houses several multinational factories. The airport is a long-term visionary project, designed to serve the emirate’s passenger and cargo air transportation needs for many years to come.
This project signals the advent of a new era in Dubai’s aviation and transportation history - a fulfillment of the vision of the late ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed al Maktoum, who set aside land for an additional airport in Dubai nearly 30 years ago. That vision has been taken forward by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who decreed that JXB should make history, not wait for it. When it is fully operational by 2015, Dubai will be geared for any transportation challenge of this century.