UAE. Dubai Airports is inviting potential partners to tender for a series of key food & beverage outlets at Dubai International Concourse A. The tenders cover a range of F&B categories, including coffee shops, grab & go units, casual dining and licensed offers.

Dubai Airports said it aimed to deliver “the best in food quality, service and satisfaction levels for our ever-demanding customers”.

Concourse A: The latest food & beverage tenders cover coffee shops, grab & go units, casual dining and more

Dubai Airports said it “invites experienced and resourceful F&B operators having experience in executing similar works in airports and meeting the eligibility criteria”.

These criteria include:

  • Airport/high footfall hub experience of at least three years;
  • Currently operating a minimum of three outlets, with an annual turnover of at least AED20 million;
  • A licence to operate within the UAE.

The airport company noted: “Dubai Airports aspires to be the ‘Airport of Choice’ for the millions of customers it welcomes each year. Our focus is on setting the trend for the next era of air travel, driving a completely new, fresh and innovative approach across the entire customer journey and striving for an airport experience unlike anything we know today. Dubai Airports aims to exemplify a new breed of airport and provide the opportunity to innovate and change the existing paradigm of a world-class customer experience.”

Concourse A opened in 2013 as part of Terminal 3 and is used exclusively by Emirates Airline. Concourse A is the world’s only purpose-built facility for the Airbus A380 and features multi-level boarding for first and business class passengers directly from the respective lounges. At the time, the facility increased airport capacity from 60 million passengers to 75 million passengers a year. The airport will handle an estimated 89 million travellers in 2017.

Tender documents will be available from 7 to 18 December. Interested parties should contact Commercial.tenders@dubaiairports.ae

Dubai International houses a diverse range of food & beverage options across its terminals, including the Treehouse cafe (above) and Pret a Manger (below); the airport is now aiming introduce even greater variety to  Concourse A

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