Mustafa Abdel Azim (Dubai)
In celebration of Expo 2020 Dubai, and in preparation for a special project that will be unveiled soon, the Emirates A380 aircraft flew at a low altitude over the site of the event, coming from Dubai International Airport via Sheikh Zayed Road, on a special flight, followed by the public and monitored by the “Etihad” lens, which is It passes over Al Wasl Square, the heart of the Expo, bearing the event’s logo. The Emirates flight, the main partner and official carrier of “Expo 2020 Dubai”, came yesterday as part of two flights, one of its A380 aircraft, with the full new blue livery of Expo 2020 on the morning of (Wednesday, October 13) and (Thursday, October 14), and intended to convey the message of the exhibition and Dubai. across the Emirates network during the six-month period of the event.
The new livery, which differs from the traditional white and gold stickers, covers the entire airframe from the front to the tail, and is characterized by its deep blue color and huge graphics in bright green, orange, pink, purple and red colors. The words “Dubai Expo” and “Be Part of the Magic” appear on both sides of the fuselage. “Dubai Expo” was written on the engine covers and the opening and closing months were “October-March”.
Emirates Airlines is preparing to deal with more than 190,000 passengers this weekend, ahead of the mid-semester break, on its flights through Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport, and it is expected that the movement will reach its peak today, Friday, especially during the morning period, although the movement of passengers begins From today until October 28th. It is estimated, according to booking records, that more than 430,000 passengers will arrive in Dubai on Emirates flights during this period, to spend their holidays and visit Expo 2020 Dubai.
Emirates offers its customers easy options using self-service kiosks to check-in and drop bags to reduce waiting times at the counter and benefit from an easier airport experience. The airline recently added six self-service check-in and baggage drop-off kiosks in the Business and First Class area, in addition to 24 kiosks for Economy Class passengers. The service is available to travelers to all destinations except the USA, Canada, China, India and Hong Kong due to the additional requirements of these countries.
Emirates Airlines is participating in a distinguished pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai located in the Opportunity District, near Al Wasl Dome, which provides an overview of the future of commercial aviation, and highlights the role that science and technology will play during the next fifty years in air travel, as it will welcome visitors in exciting interactive experiences that touch different senses.
The Emirates Pavilion, which consists of four floors, is designed around the wings of a flying aircraft, with 24 wings covered in aluminum, covering both sides of the building structure, while the external lighting of the Emirates Pavilion includes an 800-meter LED system that shines at night in bright colors. The ultra-modern interior allows ample natural light and serves as a backdrop for immersive experiences, and can accommodate up to 120 people per hour.
The Emirates pavilion includes exceptional experiences for its visitors, during which the airline provides a glimpse of how air travel will develop over the coming decades, as each visitor begins his personal journey by receiving a “seed”, a ball that allows him to view all the experiences in the Emirates pavilion.
As they move through the pavilion, visitors will interact with various exhibits covering different aspects of future aviation. These interactions will be stored on the “seed” and retrieved in the final experience to ensure that each visitor’s experience is distinct and personalized.
Visitors are introduced to the future laboratory to test technologies and enter into a series of experiments conducted with robotic arms, displaying technologies that will make future aircraft faster, stronger and lighter.
Design your own planes
The pavilion also allows visitors to put their knowledge into practice to design and fly their future personal aircraft. With a highly developed user interface, visitors will build their planes based on range, engine type, wings, logo and exterior paint and operate them through a flight simulator. Large 3D screens will provide instant feedback on design decisions.
Emirates offers visitors to its stand a visualization of the airport of the future to see how biometric technology (biometrics), data analysis and smart technologies will transform the experience of passengers on the ground.
The pavilion offers educational experiences using 3D models (holograms) of futuristic aircraft that will simply explain to visitors the science of flight and show how an aircraft flies by visualizing the four physical properties: lift, thrust, gravity and drag.
An immersive experience that shows how future innovations are directly linked to some of the world’s biggest challenges: sustainability, population growth and technological progress. Visitors will be able to challenge themselves with their companions in an interactive quiz on aviation technologies that are being developed to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
Pay and Lift
Interactive screens display an animated series that explores future technologies for engines and fuels, such as hyperspeed, hydrogen, hybrid and electric engines, and demonstrates their impacts on emissions, sustainability, comfort and speed.
live the future
The pavilion enables visitors to fully immerse themselves in an interactive virtual reality mask that allows them to explore the cabin of the future aircraft from the inside. They can also, sitting in their seats, experience the interactive windows of the fuselage, a passenger cabin without conventional windows, as well as views of the different types of cabins and the distribution of seats.
seed of the future
At the conclusion of the tour, the visitor delivers his “seed” to be uploaded to his Emirates pavilion experience, which will be embodied in a full movie, combining dynamic storytelling and stunning 3D graphics, with visitor information captured during the tour to provide a personal and memorable end to the journey.