20 Dec 2016

VIP Terminal opens at Dubai South

A brand new, 5,600m2 VIP terminal has opened its doors at Dubai South, to cater to the needs of upscale travellers.

The new facility, poised to be a game changer in the business aviation sector, will offer those passing through a seamless, time-efficient travel experience and never-seen-before services in glamorous surroundings.

Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group, HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum remarked on the new addition: “The launch of the VIP Terminal at Dubai South’s Aviation District is yet another significant step towards realising Dubai’s vision of becoming the aviation capital of the world. With the opening of the world’s largest facility for private aviation, Dubai South has raised the bar on luxury travel, redefining the passenger experience.

“A significant milestone for Dubai South and for the aviation industry as a whole, the opening of the VIP Terminal will cement our position in the world of private aviation, bringing us a step closer to becoming the region’s premier aerospace hub. The world-class facility is complimented by first-class services and experiences, all adding to an exemplary travel experience,” he further noted.

Located only minutes from Al Maktoum International, the VIP Terminal boasts stylish interiors and features luxury product placements, experiential advertising, discreet promotions as well as limited edition products. The strategic shift away from traditional product promotion is anticipated to result in passenger led engagement driving the duty free retail showcase. Products on sale will include paintings, sculptures and priceless artefacts, as well as cars, watches, real estate and super bikes.

The newly launched VIP Terminal currently hosts three fixed-base operators, which include Falcon Aviation, Jetex and Jet Aviation. The terminal saw its first private jet take off in April this year, and since then, the terminal has witnessed 1,000 flight movements with this number expected to grow to 4,000 movements in 2017.