People going on holidays to Dubai may soon be spoiled for choice when it comes to flights thanks to a multi-billion dollar expansion plan for the city’s aviation industry.

People going on holidays to Dubai may soon be spoiled for choice when it comes to flights thanks to a multi-billion dollar expansion plan for the city’s aviation industry.

Emirates Terminal 3, dedicated to the city state’s national airline, will open next Tuesday (October 14th) and will increase the airport’s capacity by another 20 million passengers, the Associated Press reports.

Paul Griffiths, chief executive of Dubai Airports, said the hub will have handled about 40 million passengers by the end of 2008.

“We are in front and we intend fully to stay there. This is not a time to blink,” he commented.

Meanwhile, a new airport is under construction at Jebel Ali, which will be one of the world’s largest upon its completion in early 2009.

Earlier this month, officials in Dubai unveiled plans to build a skyscraper over a kilometre high in the heart of the city.

The as-yet unnamed tower will be situated in the Nakheel port and harbour complex and will have over 200 floors, making it the tallest building in the world.

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