The growth plans for Emirates on the south side of Dubai have resulted in the need for an additional concourse to allow full service of other airlines. One of the major planning features required for the construction of this Concourse D project is the timely relocation of the main dnata GSEM facilities, located at the site proposed for Concourse D. Hence, a new GSEM facility is being constructed on the north side of the airfield to permit relocation of the main GSEM operations there; the existing facility will be demolished.
The new building will consist of a main large maintenance zone designed for the various groups of vehicles dnata must maintain, in addition to areas for painting, washing and welding; tire, machinery, Div. and hydraulic workshops; a main storage area; staff facilities; and engineering offices. The upper floors and mezzanine areas are dedicated to staff use, including administration offices, canteen, training facilities, break rooms, lockers, prayer rooms and toilets.