According to a top official at Dubai-based airline Emirates, the airline wants to train thousands of new cabin crew members in the metaverse, indicating a significant move away from in-person classroom instruction.
Last week, at the Dubai Metaverse Assembly, Emirates’ chief operating officer Adel Ahmed Al Redha stated that the metaverse would enable cabin staff to learn in a virtual reality setting and even participate in simulated real-life circumstances.
Although Al Redha notes that the sheer volume of new hires is straining the airline’s training facilities, Emirates is on a mission to hire thousands of new cabin crew as it strives to increase its staff to keep up with travel demand. Al Redha claimed that by moving some in-person training sessions into the metaverse, the airline could reduce the burden. By the next year, 4,000 recruits might be undergoing training in the metaverse.
The metaverse can be described as the internet in a virtual 3D environment in its most basic form. The metaverse is a little like a Zoom meeting that has been turned up several levels so that participants feel like they are together in the same area for basic training tasks.
The UAE economic ministry apparently set up a store inside the developing immersive virtual environment at the same time. Abdulla bin Touq al-Marri, the UAE’s Minister of Economy, made the following remarks at the Dubai Metaverse Assembly, which was hosted at the Museum of the Future in Dubai.
Al Marri went on to say that firms and employees in Dubai had been trained to immerse themselves in the metaverse, use the metaverse, and engage with the upcoming Generation Z.