What was the biggest challenge posed by the airport sound system?
- 1 All visitors and staff have to be reachable anywhere.
- 2 The loudspeakers have to have the airport logo on them.
- 3 The sound has to drown out the noise of the airplanes taking off.
More than 50 million passengers used Dubai airport in 2011. Over 150 airlines fly to more than 200 destinations postcards – and the number is rising. No wonder the airport is still growing – despite already covering 1400 hectares.
Dubai Airport is also home to the world's biggest Bosch public address installation. It doesn't just carry background music – its most important function is in an emergency. Central control is via the Bosch Building Integration System, which is linked to the fire detection system.