The tender to carry out expansion works at Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) will be issued on 28 May, a senior official said.
H H Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, and chairman and chief executive of Emirates airline and Emirates Group, confirmed the expansion tender will be issued this month.
"The first tender [for the 120 million passengers] should be [awarded] on the 28thof this month," he told reporters at the Airport Show exhibition underway in Dubai.
However, Sheikh Ahmed did not reveal the contents of the tender.
According to Gulf News, DWC's capacity is currently being expanded from 5 million passengers a year to 25 million by the end of 2017.
It will later be expanded to handle 120 million passengers as Emirates airline moves out of Dubai International Airport, which is tentatively scheduled to be by 2025.