Emirates opens Middle East’s first A380 simulator [VIDEO]

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-Emirates Official Store launched in The Dubai Mall
-The Middle East’s first public A380 flight simulator to thrill aviation enthusiasts

Sheikh Ahmed takes the pilot seat with Capt. Moataz Alswaini at the Emirates A380 Experience
Sheikh Ahmed takes the pilot seat with Capt. Moataz Alswaini at the Emirates A380 Experience

Now you can experience what it’s like to be the pilot of the world’s largest aircraft as you soar through the skies in Emirates’ realistic flight simulator at Dubai Mall.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline today officially launched the newest Emirates Official Store and the Emirates A380 Experience – the Middle East’s first public A380 flight simulator.

The Emirates Official Store is located at The Village at The Dubai Mall, the Emirates A380 Experience introduces visitors to the flight deck of the world’s most modern aircraft, allowing guests to experience the thrill of landing and taking off from 12 of the world’s busiest airports in different weather conditions.

In line with the latest trend, Emirates has added ‘Gamification’ to the Emirates A380 Experience, where guests will be scored on how well they navigate the aircraft, allowing them to compete against family and friends.

This is the airline’s second such project, having launched the Emirates Aviation Experience in London last year to a strong public reception.

“Emirates is the largest operator of the A380 with 47 in our fleet, and it is an immensely popular aircraft with our customers. We are delighted to present aviation enthusiasts with another unique perspective to the world’s largest passenger aircraft with the Emirates A380 Experience. Based on what we’ve seen in the UK, we believe the Emirates A380 Experience will be a very popular activity for mall visitors as well as for team building activity from corporate groups,” said Sheikh Ahmed.

Sheikh Ahmed highlighted the benefits of two top brands of Dubai – Emirates, world’s fastest growing airline and The Dubai Mall, the world’s biggest shopping mall – coming together to offer this unique experience to visitors.

Guests of the Emirates A380 Experience will have the chance to fly past Paris’ historic sites, soar over the canals of Amsterdam, and take in Hong Kong’s unmistakable cityscape, all on high-definition screens.

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Meanwhile, the newest Emirates Official Store carries the airline’s full range of merchandise – everything from model aircraft and clothing to the Little Travellers collection and travel accessories and will stock the full line of football shirts from the airline’s global sponsorships. The store is the airline’s 10th retail location in the region, and its first outlet in a mall.

Starting as a line of corporate giveaways, Emirates has progressively developed its range of branded merchandise eventually launching its first Emirates Official Store in 1996.

Emirates A380 Experience – The Details

Guests can choose their destination, select time of day and also set the weather before the take off. The simulator allows to fly over choice of 12 different destinations on a number of different flight paths. You’ll be guided by a trainer, so it’s perfect for beginner pilots. Enjoy 30 minutes of realistic flight in The Emirates A380 Experience.

AED350 for 30 minute session.

Opening Times
Sunday – Wednesday: 10am – 10pm
Thursday – Saturday: 10am – 12 midnight

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