Dubai Airports is inviting bids from food and beverage operators and selective retail-service providers for the award of concessions in Concourse D at Dubai International. The construction of Concourse D is well underway with the facility’s opening slated for 2015. The tender opportunity is available to food and beverage providers in popular restaurants category, licensed bars, 24-hour casual dining, specialty concepts, coffee shops and fast food. The tender process also seeks to appoint providers of financial services and selective retail services for non-Duty Free.
As Dubai International is expanding the network of destinations and the number passengers grow rapidly allowing popular brands to target a unique and cosmopolitan audience, the customer-facing services have become an increasingly important part of Dubai Airports’ non-aeronautical revenue. Dubai International connects customers to over 260 destinations on six continents on more than 140 airlines.
The opening of the Concourse D will mean an increase of the number of passengers to surpass 66 million in 2013 and will exceed 78 million in 2015. Once complete, Concourse D will be home to the more than 100 international airlines that currently use Concourse C and will serve up to 18 million passengers every year. It will be linked to a completely refurbished Terminal 1 by an elevated rail system which will offer transfer times between the two facilities of less than two minutes.
The new Concourse D will definitely elevate the passenger’s experience by not queuing longer time and to also allow passengers more time to relax and enjoy a wide range of top-flight retail and F&B experiences. Tender documents are for sale at AED 1,000 per tender to interested vendors from the Commercial Unit offices in Terminal 1 Departure, Dubai International.