In pictures: Take a sneak peek inside the Emirates Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion
Here are some of the experiences in store for visitors to the Emirates Expo 2020 Pavilion, offering a glimpse into how air travel is shaping up in the future.
Experience your tomorrow
: Visitors will be able to fully immerse themselves through interactive virtual reality headsets that allow them to explore aircraft interior cabins of the future. As they settle into their seats they can navigate the virtual fuselage’s interactive windows, a full windowless state, inflight communication system, noise cancelling sound shrouds, automated trolleys, as well as views of different types of cabins and seating configurations. All image courtesy: Emirates
Seeding the future
: As each visitor returns their seeds for uploading, the full Emirates Pavilion experience will culminate in a 360° multi-sensory film which combines dynamic storytelling and stunning 3D motions graphics with visitor information that is captured during the tour to deliver a personalised and memorable end to the journey.
Taking place from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021, Expo 2020 Dubai has already been dubbed the ‘world’s greatest show’, promising an abundance of unique experiences at 192 country pavilions that celebrate the many advancements in our world and inspire the future; as well as a jam-packed entertainment programme with daily live events, music and cultural festivals, culinary experiences, inspiring talks and workshops and much more.
The science of flight
: Animations using holographic models of futuristic aircraft will bring to life aeronautical science and explain how aircraft achieve flight by visualising the physical properties of lift, thrust, gravity and drag. Visitors will be able to interact with the scientific narrative to demonstrate how the combination of low air pressure and wing shape creates lift, which when fused with the other elements enables flight.
: Introducing more renewable and sustainable solutions into aviation is a significant industry priority to ensure cleaner and quieter skies. The Cleaner Skies installation at the Emirates Pavilion is an immersive experience that highlights key sustainability issues in the context of passenger growth and technological advancements, as well as promising innovations. Visitors will be invited to take a quiz to learn more about future technologies in aviation that are being developed to tackle climate change.
Design your perfect aircraft
: As the personalised experience continues, visitors will be invited to put their knowledge into practice to design and fly their own futuristic aircraft. Through an ultra-haptic interface, visitors will build their aircraft and run it through a flight simulator. Large holographic screens will provide instant feedback on their design decisions throughout the process. Visitors will get to design their aircraft based on range, type of engine, wings, and livery, so they can finally take it on a ‘test flight’ which will test its sustainability, speed, range and passenger comfort.
: What will make aircraft of the future lighter, faster, and stronger? Visitors will step into the laboratory of the future to test technologies and loop through a series of experiments carried out by robotic arms. Visitors will get to deep dive into experiments with composite materials, 4D printing, biomimetics, generative design and self-healing materials.
Thrust and propulsion
: Visitors will explore future engines and fuels through transparent animated screens and motion graphics featuring realistic aircraft engine models. The futurist engine concepts will showcase different technologies such as hypersonic, hydrogen, hybrid and electric – and demonstrate how they impact emissions, sustainability, comfort and speed.