At the Dubai Metaverse Assembly last week, the chief operating officer of Emirates, the biggest airline in the UAE, said that the airline would be hiring 4,000 cabin crew to train in the Metaverse.
Although your average person still isn’t totally sure what the Metaverse is, how it works, or what it can be used for, it doesn’t mean others aren’t already using it. Organizations, businesses, and even governments are looking into this new technology and how it can be used to improve efficiency and communication.
For the United Arab Emirates, the Metaverse presents an opportunity to train its workers more efficiently and realistically.
Training 4,000 Cabin Crew Members in the Metaverse
At the Dubai Metaverse Assembly held last week, Emirates Airlines announced its plans to train new hires in the Metaverse. At the moment, the biggest airline in the country has 16,000 cabin crew members. By the end of the year, it plans on expanding to 20,000.
And those 4,000 crew members will undergo experimental training in VR. Using the Metaverse and VR goggles, the crew members will be able to walk through a simulated aircraft. This will help them learn everything from handling the galley to safety procedures.
Adel Ahmed Al Redha, Emirates’ COO, said that VR is being used to simulate walking into an aircraft. The goal is to analyze every detail so that the airline can improve its service.
New and Efficient Training Methods
The Metaverse enables Emirates to configure A350 and show the crew members in detail what the aircraft will look like in 2024. In addition to showcasing aircraft, the airline can train its crew in realistic simulations.
That will include emergencies that are hard to recreate in real life. Using VR, the crew will be able to experience what it’s like to deal with an unruly passenger or a medical emergency.
The announcement was made at the Dubai Metaverse Assembly, a two-day event featuring over 600 experts, 25 sessions, 30 speakers, and 40 tech companies. The event was held at the Museum of the Future and focused on the potential of the Metaverse.
The Dubai Metaverse Strategy
Now, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard about Dubai’s plans for the Metaverse. Back in April, the government of Dubai launched its Metaverse Strategy. The goal is to increase the number of companies working in the Metaverse, Blockchain, and crypto space.
Over the next five years, Dubai plans on becoming one of the leading Metaverse economies. The strategy includes a number of initiatives that will help the city achieve its goal.
So far, the response to Dubai’s Metaverse plans has been positive. Emirates plans on bringing engineers, scientists, and other experts from around the world to work on the company’s Metaverse-, NFT-, and Web3-related projects.
The company is already working on both utility-based and collectible NFTs.