Contract for Concourse 3 shortly

DUBAI — The expansion work is currently underway at Dubai International Airport to built Terminal 3 and Concourses 2 and 3.

By Jamila Qadir

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Published: Thu 21 Apr 2005, 10:45 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 4:08 PM

Dubai Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) shortly will award a civil engineering contract for Concourse 3, a specially designed and purpose-built terminal to accommodate Airbus A380 superjumbos.

Concourse 2 is partially a continuation of the Terminal 3 underground structure that extends above ground by a metal shell to accommodate 27 aircraft stands.

Upon completion in 2007, the Terminal 3 will have a multi-level underground structure, first class lounges and dedicated counters, restaurants, 180 check-in counters and 2,600 underground parking spaces.

All the projects under the Dubai International Airport master plan are progressing on schedule and within the budget. The overall construction is expected to be completed by 2008.

According to DCA, bids will also be invited for Concourse 3 — one of the last remaining components of Dubai International Airport’s Dh15 billion expansion later this year. Overall, contracts for about 80 per cent of the work in the airport expansion have been awarded, and the remainder will be decided by the end of this year.

Currently, about 45-50 per cent of the construction work on the Concourse 2 and Terminal 3 is being completed and it is expected to be ready by the first quarter of 2007.

Detailed designs for Concourse 3 have been completed while construction work on Concourse 3, a scaled down version of Concourse 2, incorporating climate-controlled lounges, is due to start by the end of this year.

Work on the Cargo Mega Terminal is also progressing well along with the construction of a third hall at the Airport Expo, which is scheduled to be completed before the air show in winter. Work on an underground tunnel is also progressing well, for commuters to shuttle between Dubai and Sharjah.

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