Dubai World Central (DWC)



Dubai World Central is a purpose-built, master-planned city spanning 145 square kilometers, centered upon the Al Maktoum International Airport – the world’s largest when complete. Launched in 2006, it is a Government of Dubai initiative and is aligned with the Dubai’s Strategic Plan 2021, which envisions Dubai as the preferred place to live, work and invest.

As a future city, Dubai World Central represents the emerging face of Dubai, ultimately supporting a population of up to 1 million people in attractive community-based surroundings.

Because it is an emerging city, Dubai World Central offers compelling investment opportunities across the full spectrum of urban infrastructure and industry. These are related, but not limited to real estate developers (residential and commercial), bankers, retailers, hoteliers, educational and healthcare organizations and other service providers, as well as to stakeholders associated with the aerospace, aviation, logistics industries.

Dubai World Central is also the future home of Expo 2020.


Investors – from multinationals to SMEs – for whom factors such as speed of logistics, excellent connectivity and ease of doing business are paramount – particularly those looking to tap into the emerging MENASA markets – will find a winning proposition in what Dubai World Central has to offer.

The city enjoys unsurpassed advantages on all three fronts.

  • Ideal proximity to both airport and seaport: It is home to the Al Maktoum International Airport, which will ultimately fly over 200 million passengers and 12 million tons of cargo each year. Dubai World Central is also a 10 minute drive away from the Jebel Ali Port, the largest container port between Singapore and Rotterdam.
  • Ease of access and connectivity: Dubai World Central is an integral part of the Logistics Corridor, which forms a single custom-bonded zone and facilitates one of the world’s fastest flows in terms of sea-to-air and air-to-sea cargo. The city has direct access to the major trans-emirate road networks, and will be connected in the future to the Dubai Metro as well as to Etihad Rail.
  • A business ecosystem built to facilitate enterprise: Dubai World Central encompasses flexibility to accommodate all business models. It has earmarked free zones areas, such as the Business Park, and certain areas within the Logistics District, Aviation District and Commercial District. Products – such as land, warehouses, office buildings and spaces – and solutions offered by Dubai World Central can be leased or rented. These can be ready-built or built-to-suit. The city also offers investors scalability, with plenty of room for to grow horizontally or vertically.

Dubai World Central is home to a growing list of leading international and regional organizations such as Falcon Aviation, Lufthansa Technik, STTS Group, Aramex, Nestlé, IKEA, Kuehne + Nagel, Panalpina, Maersk Training, Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites.

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