Dubai International Airport Concourse II, Dubai, The United Arab Emirates (UAE) (2001/2002)
In August 2001 Talbot Consultants International Inc. was retained by Dar Al-Handasah on behalf of Dubai Civil Aviation to conduct a two phase concession planning & design project for Dubai International Airport Concourse II. Concourse II contains approximately 150,000 s.m. above ground. It is being constructed as the new "home" terminal for Emirates Airlines. The retail component had been tentatively allocated an area of +/- 11,000 s.m. on the Departures Level. Phase 1 was for Talbot Consultants to conduct a detailed Concessions Planning Study for Duty-Free, Gift & News and Food & Beverage. The Phase 1 deliverables included merchandising mix, clustering, sizing and financial projections. Four separate presentations/workshops of our Concourse I analyses and Concourse II preliminary recommendations were conducted with Dar Al-Handasah, Dubai Civil Aviation, Dubai Duty Free and HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum President, Department of Civil Aviation, Dubai & Chairman of Emirates Airlines. Phase 2 was for Talbot Consultants to work with the selected retail design firm, Perkins + Will of Chicago, in the designing of the entire retail area in order to ensure that the final design is capable of generating the revenues projected in Phase 1. Concourse II is currently under construction.