Dubai International’s new Concourse D recently gave a royal welcome to 60 international airlines with HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Airports.
Sheikh Ahmed interacted with airline representatives and toured the new facility as part of the event.
“These airlines play an important role in making Dubai one of the most connected cities in the world. This is why we have invested US$ 1.2 billion in development of Concourse D and major upgrades to Terminal 1,” said Sheikh Ahmed.
Concourse D features new brands being introduced for the first time – including casual dining concept The Kitchen by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, the first Pret a Manger as well as Butlers Chocolate Café. Featuring a total of 21 food concessions, Concourse D is also home to CNN Travellers Café, as well as Masale: The Taste of India.
The new concourse also features nine lounges including five airline lounges, a new Al Majlis lounge, two Dubai International Hotel lounges and a Marhaba VIP lounge. Concourse D has increased Dubai International’s annual capacity from 75 million to 90 m passengers.