Dubai international airport

Commercial project in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Project category Commercial
Project type New project
Year of completion 2013
Size of project(m2) 5.000+
Number of KNX devices used 1.000+
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KNX Transmission media
Twisted pair
Project cost(€) 80.000+
Man hours 2.000+
Man power 100+
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Project characteristics

This diagram shows the level of energy efficiency, innovation and ease of use in the project. The main characteristic is displayed in the centre.

Applications used

The icons marked in blue are the applications used in this project via KNX.

Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC)
Blind and Shutter Control
Security and Safety
Operation and Visualisation
Automation and Remote Access
Energy Management/Smart Metering

Detailed description

Energy Efficiency

The usage of automated functions already save energy in every installation. Especially the usage of KNX has a lot of potential for further energy savings, which can contribute to a better environmental footprint. Be extending KNX to more functions and applications, energy savings of up to 60% can be realised. Thanks to the flexibility of KNX, these functions can easily be implemented in this installation


Smart homes and buildings are always an upgrade in comparison to a conventional installation. Not only automated functions and a higher level of comfort contribute to a higher living standard, but also the possibility to be ready for coming innovations. Thanks to the usage of KNX, the door has been opened to integrate new innovative solutions, using the worldwide STANDARD for home and building control.

Ease of Use

By integrating KNX, we automatically experience a higher energy efficiency and comfort. Furthermore, by the possibility to use further devices, in order to make the usage of the project easier, we can look at further opportunity to even make the whole installation easier in usage.

Applications used

  • Lighting: Light Scenes , Timed Control , Automatic Occupancy Detection , Constant Light Control
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC): Automatic Occupancy Detection , Individual Room Control / Zone Control
  • Blind and Shutter Control: Individual Control , Group & Central Control , Automatic Programs
  • Security and Safety: Smoke/Fire Detection
  • Operation and Visualisation: Web Servers
  • Energy Management/Smart Metering: Metering , Data Logging , Energy Harvesting (Avoiding use of batteries)
  • Other: Audio Control , Video Control

Customer's description

Dubai Airport Concourse A is one of the most modern and sophisticated Airports in the world which serves Emirates Airline and spans an area of 528,000 square meter over 11 levels which includes retail space,offices and 2 hotels. The world’s only dedicated Hub(In Operation) for A380 Aircrafts and features the world’s first multi-level boarding for first and business class passengers directly from the respective lounges. Dubai Airport caters up to 75 million passengers in a year. The KNX system implemented caters to more than 160000 lighting, blind & HVAC points with more than 7000 KNX Devices.

Contact information

Company name Total Automation
Company email
Company website
Contact name Mr.Taj Kollara
Contact function System Integrator