We know location, location, location applies to real estate. It also may make a new airport the busiest in the world someday.
The Dubai World Central Airport, opening in October, will serve direct flights to and from Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Australia. The analysts at Kiplinger predict 160 million annual travelers within 20 years (surpassing the 95 million who currently make Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport the busiest. They also project Dubai passing Hong Kong for the top spot in annual air freight tonnage.
The airport price tag: $33 billion.