The ‘Microcosm of Dubai’ is set to give transit travelers an experience of Dubai without boundaries. The project has been developed by Dubai Airports in cooperation with Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) and launched by the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of DFF’s Board of Trustees Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in February 2018.
It aims to give passengers transiting through the Emirate’s airports a unique experience of the city. The project was approved by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed and it is one of 26 ‘Dubai 10X’ initiatives developed by 24 government entities in Dubai. The 26 initiatives were chosen by a committee of experts and specialists after evaluating more than 160 ideas submitted by 36 parties in less than 365 days.
The CEO of Dubai Airports Paul Griffiths said, “The ‘Microcosm of Dubai’ has developed in cooperation with the Dubai Future Foundation that will enable hundreds of thousands of passengers passing through Dubai International Airport daily to experience the various aspects of Dubai while they are in the airport through interactive experiences, virtual reality and cultural displays with our artDXB and musicDXB programmes. If their connection time exceeds four hours than they will have the option of taking a tour of Dubai.”
It further aims to increase the airport’s capacity to 118 million passengers by 2023. The ‘Dubai 10X’ initiative gives us an opportunity to achieve our goal of becoming the best airport operator in the world and making DXB a destination in itself.
Griffiths said, “We will be working with our service partners to ensure our solutions consider all aspects of the airport and travel experience.”