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Mega Events and Crowd Evacuation at Tourist Attractions: A Case Study of Souq Waqif using Pedestride® Crowd Simulation Tool

Ali Abdelaal, Charitha Dias, Majid Sarvi, Wael Alhajyaseen, Faris Tarlochan

University of the Future: Re-Imagining Research and Higher Education | Qatar University Press | Published : 2020

Abstract

Evacuating individuals at large gathering places can be achieved safely and efficiently through the detailed understanding of crowd dynamics within a certain location. Souq Waqif is a major tourist attraction in Qatar that is expected to see a sever increase in the number of visitors throughout the FIFA World Cup 2022 period. Due to the complexity of running evacuation drills in public areas, crowd simulation software are commonly used to assess crowd management and control strategies at such locations. The present study is aimed at gauging crowd dynamics in Souq Waqif during both normal and emergency evacuation using Pedestride® Crowd Simulation tool. The tool has been developed at Melbourn..

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