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Dubai opens huge new airport

The new passenger terminal opened its doors for business following an official inauguration and welcome of the first commercial flight

Dubai opens huge new airport
Local employees stand outside the newly opened Al Maktoum International airport, the emirate's second airport in Dubai, on October 27, 2013. The new passenger terminal opened its doors for business following an official inauguration and welcome of the first commercial flight. (AFP/Getty Images)
Dubai opens huge new airport
A passenger arrives at the newly opened Al Maktoum International airport in Dubai, October 27, 2013. The new passenger terminal opened its doors for business following an official inauguration and welcome of the first commercial flight. (AFP/Getty Images)
Dubai opens huge new airport
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (C), governor of Dubai, tours the newly opened Al Maktoum International airport, the emirate's second airport in Dubai, on October 27, 2013. The new passenger terminal opened its doors for business following an official inauguration and welcome of the first commercial flight. Lady to the left is an official. (AFP/Getty Images)
Dubai opens huge new airport
An official (L) guides Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (C), ruler of Dubai, as he tours the newly opened Al Maktoum International airport, the emirate's second airport in Dubai, on October 27, 2013. The new passenger terminal opened its doors for business following an official inauguration and welcome of the first commercial flight. Lady to the left is an official. (AFP/Getty Images)
Dubai opens huge new airport
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (CL) and his son Maktoum (CR) inspect the newly opened Al Maktoum International airport, the emirate's second airport in Dubai, on October 27, 2013. The new passenger terminal opened its doors for business following an official inauguration and welcome of the first commercial flight. (AFP/Getty Images)
Dubai opens huge new airport
The crew of the low cost Hungarian Wizz Air wait their turn to have their passports stamped at the newly opened Al Maktoum International airport, the emirate's second airport in Dubai, on October 27, 2013. The new passenger terminal opened its doors for business following an official inauguration and welcome of the first commercial flight. (AFP/Getty Images)
Dubai opens huge new airport
Low cost Hungarian Wizz Air airliner receives a water salute as it lands on the newly opened Al Maktoum International airport, the emirate's second airport in Dubai, on October 27, 2013. The new passenger terminal opened its doors for business following an official inauguration and welcome of the first commercial flight. (AFP/Getty Images)
Dubai opens huge new airport
Passengers wait to check-in at the newly opened Al Maktoum International airport, the emirate's second airport in Dubai, on October 27, 2013. The new passenger terminal opened its doors for business following an official inauguration and welcome of the first commercial flight. (AFP/Getty Images)