The Aviation District in Dubai South is home to Al Maktoum International Airport. When fully operational, the world’s largest airport will cater to over 220 million passengers and 16 million tons of cargo annually. There has been a great deal of buzz regarding facilities related to the aviation industry in Dubai South. As the name suggests, the Aviation District focuses on fulfilling the needs of the aviation and aerospace industries in the region. It also has dedicated land for mixed-used development.
ALL ABOUT THE SOUTH DUBAI AVIATION DISTRICT
The Aviation District in Dubai South is spread across almost 6.7 square kilometres. It offers top-class aerospace services, hangarage, warehouses, R&D facilities, training centres, cutting-edge MRO providers, office spaces and an airside custom-bonded free zone.
You can spot the Aviation District near Al Maktoum International Airport and Logistics District, Dubai South. The area is also close to the Jebel Ali Sea Port, which is no coincidence, as the plan is to use the district as a link between air and sea trade for efficient, cost-reducing, sea-to-air cargo movement.
An E-gate system has been introduced to serve the companies operating within the Dubai South Aviation District. The easy to implement system enables clients to create and issue gate pass for BOE, local goods and track shipments in real-time.
The Aviation District is developing a maintenance, repair and operations hub for the aviation industry to take care of everything from design and development to operations and aircraft use. Facilities offered will be bifurcated in different zones or business verticals.
The General Aviation section is home to a fuel farm, ground handling, helicopter operations, VIP terminal, hangars and catering.
MAINTENANCE AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Facilities in this zone include the MROs, a paint shop and the aerospace supply chain.
The Commercial Strip provides solutions for various companies, including hotels, offices, headquarters, showrooms/exhibition area and retail outlets. It will also include assistance from specialised high-end warehouse operators for trading goods, storage and handling.
THE EDUCATION, TRAINING & R&D ZONE
The Education & Training cluster has been designed to host Research and Development facilities and conduct educational activities. Besides the Emirates Flight Training Academy, you will find other educational and training centres operating in this part of the district.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
If you want to start a business in Dubai South’s Aviation District, here’s more that you need to know:
Lease facilities at the Aerospace Supply Chain Complex are quite exceptional for serving SMEs and Tier 1 to Tier 3 organisations. Units here are useful for spares, distribution centres and light industrial activity. Overall, there is a 157,000 sq. m. dedicated facility for lease.
You may also want to consider the availability of leasable plots for Code F and Code C MROs. These plots are to build-to-suit or for self-development.
- For Code C MROs: A total of 32-land plots (5,000 sq. m.) are available for lease. These are designed to hold maintenance hangars, offices and workshops for maintenance and parking.
- For Code F MROs: Airside plots start from 18,000 sq. m and are designed to host office areas, stores area and maintenance workshops.
The Aviation District has parking hangars on Code C plots to accommodate three Code C aircraft of B727-200 type (or a smaller aircraft).
WHICH ARE THE BEST AVIATION SCHOOLS IN DUBAI?
Some of the best aviation schools in Dubai in Dubai include Jetstream Aviation Academy, Emirates Aviation Services LLC and Emirates Aviation University.
Dubai South is a fast developing neighbourhood that offers top-class amenities to its residents. For more detailed info, have a read of our guide to living in Dubai South.
Similarly, if you want to run a business in the Aviation District or get a job in a company based in mixed-use development, it might be useful to check out the accommodation available in Dubai South. You can have a look at rent trends in Dubai South to get an idea of the financial landscape.
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