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New rules loom for tallest Dubai skyscrapers

Aviation chiefs set to introduce new regulations to ensure tall towers are no risk to airplanes

New rules loom for tallest Dubai skyscrapers
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Aviation officials will carry out studies on Dubai skyscrapers that exceed 150 metres in height in future to ensure they are no risk to airspace movements.

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) and Dubai Municipality will sign soon a memorandum of understanding for the control of high-rise structures that might be airspace obstacles, it has been revealed.

The plan to check skyscrapers in the emirate which already home to one of the largest clusters of high-rise buildings in the world was announced in comments published in the September edition of Via Dubai, the official bilingual newsletter of the DCAA.

Khalid Al Arif, director of Standards and Regulations at DCAA, said the DCAA is going to delegate Dubai Municipality to issue a NoC for structures below 90 metres in height in some areas of the emirate.

For structures above 150 metres in height, an aeronautical study will be required, he said.

Dubai is targeting 100 million passengers by 2020 when all the development works at the Dubai International Airport will be complete.

Dubai is currently the world's busiest airport for international passengers with a projected passenger handling of 65 million in 2013.

The airport now serves more than 145 airlines flying to 260 destinations across six continents.

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Ty Say 5 years ago

No matter what statistics you look at on Google, None of them confirm Dubai International as the busiest Airport in the World. At best they come in 5th, at worst 10th.
If you repeat your own dribble enough, sooner or later you will beleieve your own bull.....
Its a shame really, I love UAE but why flower everything up. Ther is optimism and there is streatching the truth.

rooting for DXB 5 years ago

Yes, in 2012 report DXB airport was in the 10th place. In the partial report for 2013, it is now in the 7th place with a huge 15% plus increase in passenger traffic against year to date figures as of July 2913. Based on this, I believe DXB has a chance of getting that honor.