Dubai Plans Airport So Big It Will Be Its Own City

NPR | Oct. 30, 2013 4:49 a.m.

The boom city of Dubai is building the world’s largest airport and recently celebrated its first commercial flight. When finished, Al Maktoum International will be able to move 160 million passengers and 12 million tons of cargo a year. And the airport will be more than just a place for planes to land — it will be its own city.


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