Thousands of UAE residents are being recruited to test out the forthcoming Dubai International Airport Concourse A before its official opening early next year.
Marketed as the world’s first purpose-built Airbus A380 facility, a number of trials have already taken place in recent months by the Dubai Airports team and other stakeholders to test out the facility’s different systems and processes. Now it’s time for the public to help out!
Two advanced trials have been scheduled for this month, each lasting 4-5 hours, where volunteers will carry out various scripted scenarios, from checking in for a flight and using the food and beverage facilities, to connecting onto other simulated flights. Each volunteer is requested to bring along one carry-on bag to ensure an accurate simulation.
The trials could even be a family day out, if you like – children are permitted and both trials are taking place on a Saturday. Free refreshments, airport parking, duty free shopping discounts and other benefits are also being offered. But hurry, the application deadline is 9th December.
"The advanced passenger trials give us an opportunity to identify areas where we can improve before we open for business," Chris Garton, SVP Operations at Dubai Airports, commented to Airport World. "To achieve this we need our loyal customers to assist us by offering their time as volunteer passengers."