Flights Ops to Dubai World Central (DWC)

Flights Ops to Dubai World Central (DWC)

Flights Ops to Dubai World Central (DWC): Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2018, the international tourism and trade show, gets underway at Dubai World Trade Center this April 22-25. Here’s the operational information you need to access Dubai World Central, the Emirate’s second international airport located in Jebel Ali, approximately 35 minutes from Downtown Dubai.

Al Maktoum International Airport (Dubai World Central) 
  • IATA: DWC
  • ICAO: OMDW
  • N 24° 55.1′ E 55° 10.5′
  • Mag Var: 1.4°E
  • Elevation: 171′
  • Fuel: Jet A-1
  • Time Zone Info: GMT+4:00 no DST
Operational Information
  • Private flights require landing permits but not overflight permits
  • Non-scheduled commercial flights require landing but not overflight permits
  • Slot approval requested 24 hours in advance is preferable to attain desired slots
  • Peak hours, AM 0100z – 0700z and PM 1700z – 2000z (times can vary)
  • Parking is subject to availability
  • Operators shall not be allowed to operate to or from OMDW without obtaining confirmed slots from Airport Coordination Limited (ACL)
  • There is a mandatory Advance Passenger Information (API) requirement for all passengers and crew arriving to, and going from, the UAE
  • Authorizations:
  1. Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) – Landing and traffic rights permission
  2. Airport Coordination Limited (ACL) – Coordinated Slot Authority
NOTAM

A0692/18 NOTAMN
Q) OMAE/QMRLC/IV/NBO/A/000/999/2455N05511E005
A) OMDW B) 1804021100 C) 1804302045
D) MON 1100-1400 2000-2045
E) RWY 12/30 CLSD DUE to MAINT. REF UAE AIP SECN OMDW AD 2.12

Immigration
  • E-visas can be obtained online (click here) – these visas are valid for entry at any international airport of the UAE
  • Airlines can check the validity of an e-visa at the same site by clicking on the “Query DNRD APP” button
  • The following should be taken into account even if holding a visa:
    • All visitors must hold documents to prove their next destination and have a sponsor in the UAE to cover their stay
    • Visitors not holding return/onward tickets could be refused entry

Non-EU citizens

  • A passport and a visa before arrival are required
  • Holders of normal passports and a copy of pre-arranged visa can obtain a visa on arrival, provided their passport is valid at least six months on arrival
  • Pre-arranged visas must be deposited by the sponsor to the Immigration Authority and can be issued for either 96 hours, 14 or 30 days
  • Deportation on the same flight will follow if the sponsor or a representative is not present at the time of passenger’s arrival at the airport

EU Citizens

  • A passport and visa are required
  • Holders of normal or emergency passports issued to EU citizens can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days, free of charge
  • E-visas can be obtained online (click here) – these visas are valid for entry at any international airport of the UAE
  • Airlines can check the validity of an e-visa at the same site by clicking on the “Query DNRD APP” button
  • Visitors not holding return/onward tickets could be refused entry
Customs

Free import

  • 400 cigarettes and cigars to a maximum value of AED 3,000 and 2 kilograms of tobacco (not applicable to snuffing or chewing tobacco)
  • Perfumes or any other gifts provided for personal use, to a value of AED 3,000.
  • Alcoholic beverages: Abu Dhabi and Fujairah- 4 liters of any alcohol for non-Muslim passengers; Dubai- 24 cans of beer or 4 liters of any other kind of alcohol; Sharjah- 2 liters of alcohol and one case of beer.

 

Free export

  • Proof of purchase is required for large amounts of cash, gold, and jewelry

Baggage Clearance

  • Baggage must be cleared at the first point of entry

If you are transiting within 24 hours and not going through customs the baggage can be stored before customs clearance for up to 24 hours if you wish to leave the transit area, provided the baggage is interlinked to the final destination.

At Dubai, airport baggage can also be stored by the handling agent (DNATA) for more than 24 hours. A fee of AED 10 per piece of baggage applies.

Dubai airport also provides a service to passengers continuing their journey within 24 hours and holding separate tickets to a final destination. This service provides baggage transfer on the passenger’s behalf, so they do not need to clear passport/customs control. A fee of AED 300 per passenger applies.

For more information on procedures at Dubai Airports, click here 

Currency

  • The local currency is United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED)

Import of local or foreign currency is allowed, however, if this sum exceeds AED100,000 (or an equivalent amount) it must be declared on arrival. No restrictions apply for exportation.

Ground Transport

Dubai is well serviced by the Dubai Taxi Corporation and all major car rental companies. Calculate approximate costs for your journey here

For support with your Flight Ops to Dubai World Central, contact UAS