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Emirates is one the world's largest airline and is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is owned by the government of Dubai's Investment Corporation of Dubai.


Emirates is the largest airline in the Middle East, which operates over 3,300 flights per week from its hub at Dubai International Airport.


Emirates flies to many destinations including Dubai, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, London, Amman, Baghdad, Bahrain, Basra, Beirut, Cairo, Dammam, Doha.


Emirates has codeshare agreements with Air Malta, Air Mauritius, Bangkok Airways, Flybe, Japan Airlines, JetBlue, Jet Airways, Jetstar, Korean Air and many others.


Starting in August 2016, Emirates will operate flights to Yangon in Myanmar and Hanoi, which is the second destination in Vietnam after Ho Chi Minh City. From May 2016, Emirates will begin four weekly flights to Yinchuan and Zhengzhou, two of China's fastest growing flights. This in addition to flights from Dubai to Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai in mainland China.



Emirates Frequent Flyer Program


Emirates offers frequent flyer program called Emirates Skywards to reward regular travellers with the airline.


Emirates Skywards is a four-tier frequent-flyer program operated by Emirates. It is used by over 8.4 million customers.

The three primary tiers are Blue; Silver which requires 25,000 tier miles for entry; and Gold, which requires 50,000 tier miles for entry.

The Platinum tier requires 150,000 tier miles for entry.


In October 2013, Emirates launched a frequent-flyer partnership with Virgin America. Members of both airlines’ frequent-flyer programs will earn and redeem Emirates Skywards miles.


Emirates has similar frequent-flyer partnerships with: Alaska Airlines, easyJet, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, JetBlue, Jetstar, Korean Air, Qantas, S7 Airlines, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, Virgin America.




Emirates Food

Emirates Meal Options

Emirates offer a specially crafted meal for each class and flight. Check the menu of your flight to find out what will be served on your flight by entering your flight details and class here, as the menus vary between classes, time of day and duration of flight.

Economy class passengers can choose from a menu inspired by their destination. Often will be a 3 course meal and snack, depending on the route duration and time.

The menu for business class is also inspired by the passenger’s destination, with a 3 course meal and snacks included. View the menu for your flight to see the options which you can choose from.

First Class passengers can enjoy gourmet dishes in the sky, inspired by the region. Included in the 3 course meal is an appetiser, main course, side dish with freshly baked bread, a dessert and a cheese board. Passengers travelling in first class can order food to their private suite, of visit the onboard lounge to sample canapes and drinks.


Emirates Special Dietary Requirements

All Emirates meals are halal. Food allergies, contact airline before departure to arrange alternative meal, or speak to crew on board to find out more about allergens and nutrients.

Passengers wishing to book a special meal such as vegan and vegetarian or to suit medical, dietary or religious requirements must book their meal or request at least 24 hours before your flight.

The following is the list of special meals that Emirates offer:

      Religious Meals   Indian Vegetarian Meal (AVML)  
          Vegetarian Jain Meal (VJML)  
          Non Vegetarian Hindu Meal (HNML)  
          Kosher Meal (KML)  
      Medical and Dietary Meals   Bland Meal (BLML)  
          Low Salt Meal (LSML)  
          Diabetic Meal (DBML)  
          Non-Lactose Meal (NLML)  
          Fruit Platter (FPML)  
          Gluten Free Meal (GFML)  
          Low Cholesterol / Low Fat Mal (LFML)  
      Vegetarian Meals   Vegan Meal (VGML)  
          Raw Vegetable Meal (RVML)  
      Baby and Child Meals   Child Meal (CHML)  
          Baby Meal (BBML)  


Emirates Drinks & Alcohol

Emirates offer a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including spirits, cocktails, mocktails, fine wines, beers and also soft drinks, juices and hot drinks.

Economy Class passengers are given complimentary soft drinks, teas and coffee, with alcoholic beverages available to purchase.

Business Class and First Class passengers are offered complimentary champagne, wine, spirits, beer and soft drinks which are served with their meal, with additional drinks available to order to their suite or at the on board lounge.



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Emirates WIFI

Browse the web, check your emails and scroll through your social media platforms with WIFI on board Emirates flights.  Connect your laptop, tablet, mobile or any other electronic device to the Emirates WIFI network and enjoy WIFI on Emirates flights whenever you fly. Emirates give all passengers 20MB of free data for the first two hours of service on all flights. 

Emirates WIFI Price

Emirates give all passengers 20MB of free WIFI for the first two hours of service on most Emirates flights. After that, passengers can purchase 150MB of data for $9.99 USD and 500MB of data for $15.99 USD. If you're a Skywards member, you will receive discounts on inflight WIFI with Emirates.


Emirates News

27th June 2018

Emirates expands baggage allowance to and from Dubai

Emirates has increased its amount of baggage allowance for flights to and from Dubai as well as 35 other destinations. Flyers will now be able to check in up to a whopping 45 kgs without out paying and additional fees! Not to mention, this incredible deal is available to economy class passengers! The 35 destinations that will offer this service: Pakistan, Philippines, China, Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Morocco, Egypt and Algeria, among many others. The extra baggage allowance will be available from July until December this year - the regular allowance for this airline is 35 kgs so its no stranger to heavy lifting! 

Free 45 kilos on all Emirates flights (outbound and inbound):

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Accra, Ghana
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Algiers, Algeria
Cairo, Egypt
Casablanca, Morocco
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Dakar Blaise Diagne, Senegal
Entebbe, Uganda
Harare, Zimbabwe
Luanda, Angola
Lagos, Nigeria
Lusaka, Zambia
Nairobi, Kenya
Tunis, Tunisia
Manila, Philippines
Guangzhou, China



15th May 2018

Emirates strikes a deal with US Airlines

U.S. airlines and three Gulf carriers resolved a more than three-year-old dispute over unfair competition. Delta, American Airlines and United have had disputes with Qatar, Etihad and Emirates for a long time. Emirates route map and flight schedules may look very different now! After months of negotiations, the deal was agreeed upon in private at the State Department by Assistant Secretary of State Manisha Singh and Emirati Ambassador to the U.S. Yousef al-Otaiba. The State Department, the Emirati Embassy and a representative for the U.S. airlines all declined to comment. The Associated Press obtained the text of the agreement, known as a "record of discussion."  Delta's CEO Ed Bastian said the deal would allow Delta to add new destinations. Delta did service a route from Atlanta to Dubai as part of its flight schedule, but the service was cancelled in 2015. The deal is a strong compromise and a win-win for both Middle-Estern and American Airlines. 


3rd October 2017

Long-haul carrier Emirates expands to 29 FlyDubai routes

Dubai’s long-haul carrier Emirates says it will now expand its network into 29 locations flown to by budget carrier FlyDubai as part of a codeshare deal.

Emirates said in a statement on Monday that the codeshare agreement will see trips begin on Oct. 29. Flyers can book trips beginning Tuesday.

The two airlines operate independently, but are owned by the same entity, the Investment Corporation of Dubai. That’s a state-owned sovereign wealth fund of the sheikhdom in the United Arab Emirates.

The new agreement comes as Emirates’ profits fell by more than 80 percent to $340 million in the last fiscal year due in part to a slump in demand and U.S. travel restrictions.




7th August 2017


Emirates celebrates 9 years of the A380 service as newly revamped Onboard Lounge takes to the skies

Emirates’ newly revamped A380 Onboard Lounge has made its operational debut on a flight to Kuala Lumpur, marking the 9th anniversary of the airline’s award-winning A380 service.

The Onboard Lounge was first introduced on 1 August, 2008 and has since become a mainstay of Emirates’ double decker aircraft. Now in its 9th year, the Emirates A380 Onboard Lounge is arguably the most popular social spot at 40,000 feet.

The latest makeover of the lounge, inspired by private yacht cabins, features a more intimate and social area. With a clientele made up of Business and First Class customers on board the A380, the exclusive lounge accommodates 26 guests and serves the finest wines from around the world. The six wines on offer differ by destination but a champagne offering of Moët & Chandon or Veuve Clicquot is always available.


Emirates has over 6,000 crew trained as mixologists who can whip up 14 cocktails such as its signature Bloody Mary or a non-alcoholic Apple Spritzer. The lounge stocks fine spirits such as Hennessy XO Cognac and Chivas Regal 18 year old Scotch whisky. It also serves over 18 different bar snacks, the most popular of which are the smoked salmon bagels and fresh fruit skewers.

For those who prefer a perk me up, the menu also includes juices, Illy coffee and several varieties of tea from Dilmah. At the back of the lounge, a 55 inch LCD screen gives customers the latest flight information, or live TV broadcasts of the latest news or sports updates. Emirates has also recently expanded its Wi-Fi offering to give patrons of the lounge who are Emirates Skywards members free Wi-Fi throughout their flight.

Emirates flies the A380 to 48 cities on 6 continents. The latest cities to join the A380 network this year are Sao Paulo, Casablanca and Nice. Emirates is the world’s largest operator of the A380 aircraft with 96 of these double-decked aircraft in service, and a further 46 on order. The Emirates A380 is a popular choice for travellers, carrying 80 million passengers since 2008.



17th July 2017


Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul airline, will form a partnership with low-cost sister carrier FlyDubai aimed at allowing the companies to feed passengers onto each other’s flights.


The deal will include network collaboration and coordinated scheduling at Dubai International Airport, where both airlines are based, Emirates said in a statement Monday. It will be rolled out from the fourth quarter starting with enhanced code-sharing arrangements.

Dubai has been looking at placing the two government-owned carriers under a single structure for several months. The move means FlyDubai’s regional flights will help fill Emirates jets, while the discount operator gets access to a global network of 157 destinations. New city pairs are set to be opened up and duplicated routes eliminated, while frequent-flyer programs may be aligned.


The partnership unites two complementary models and will unlock “immense value,” said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive officer of Emirates Group and chairman of FlyDubai. The airlines will continue to be managed independently, he said.








Route Map 



Popular Routes


London    Dubai


Dubai    Bahgdad


Dubai    Beijing


Shanghai   Dubai


Bangkok    London


London    Kuala Lumpur


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Dubai International Airport 

HUB Airport


Dubai International Airport is the primary airport serving Duabi in the United Arab Emirates and is the world's busiest airport by international passenger traffic. Dubai Airport is the hub airport for Emirates, Flydubai and Qantas. Dubai International Airport has two runaways and can handle nearly 75 million passengers every year. Many airlines fly to and from Dubai International Airport including Iraqi Airways, Kenya Airways, Korean Air, Kuwait Airays, Libyan Airlines, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Oman Air and many others.





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Emirates is the multi-award winning airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates operating a comprehensive route network covering Mid East, Europe, Asia, Oceania, the Americas and Africa. Emirates flights Emirates B777 Emirates is the long haul carrier which sets the standard for in-flight service. It is owned by the Government of Dubai and since its launch in 1985 has grown into probably the most renowned airline in the world. It dominates the world class airport Dubai International where it hold over 50% of the slots and flies to over 90 cities in 60 countries worldwide. Worth mentioning is Emirates First Class product which is described thus: “The facilities onboard Emirates’ First Class varies by aircraft. Emirates Luxury On Airbus A340-500 flights, First Class passengers can enjoy one of the most luxurious flying experiences in the world. Full suites, complete with closing doors to ensure privacy, envelop the passenger with luxury from the start. A mini-bar, coat rack and ample storage all combine to provide a truly memorable flight experience. For complete relaxation, the seat converts into a 6’7" fully-flat bed.” Emirates Airlines Emirates is the Middle East’s largest carrier and that makes it very, very important in this, the first few decades of the 21st Century. The industry and all air passengers are fortunate that Emirates have chosen to fuel (pun intended ..ed) their remarkable growth on the back of exceptional customer service rather low prices (see Ryanair). Emirates is the perfect antidote to those flyers jaded by too may intra European low cost flights and Dubai is an interlining hub to be enjoyed. Alternative Airlines philosophy is all about giving passengers a choice – the problem with choosing Emirates , and believe me you should choose Emirates where ever possible, is that having flown with them once you’ll forever be evaluating how much you’ll pay to fly with them again rather than always choosing the cheapest option ! The Emirates Fleet .......... The Emirates A380 Boeing 777-300ER Boeing 777-200LR Boeing 777-300 Boeing 777-200 Airbus A340-500 Airbus A340-300 Airbus A330-200 Emirates have a beautiful fleet of over 100 aircraft. Their fleet is made up of the A380, A340, A330 and the B777. All of their aircraft provide its passengers with the utmost comfort and are offered a very warm welcome by their excellent cabin crew. New Generation Economy Seats Emirates now offer greater comfort in their economy cabin with improved legroom and additional enhanced features that mean a more relaxing flight for you. The seats have been ergonomically designed with extra recline and more space under every seat, this means that each and every passenger in the Emirates cabin have more comfort to sit back and enjoy the Emirates forst class service. Emirates have also improved their in flight entertainment, there are now over 1,200 channels and each seat has an all in power supply and a USB connection which allows each passenger to view PDF's and Photos ontheir seta backs - a great new fearure that allows you your own individual mini presentation facility. Emirates fine dining menu’s have been carefully selected and only the very best high quality ingredients are used. Passengers travelling in their Economy Cabin are offered a choice of main course. Passengers in First Class dine on exquisite cuisine on laid tray table using fine linen, with fresh flowers and all meals are served on bone china. Emirates entertainment systems offer you a selection of TV and audio channels and over 50 video games. You can also follow the progress of your flight with the external cameras that are fitted. Childrens Meals Emirates offer a wide range of special meals suited to the tastes and requirements of their young travellers. Beyond the dedicated children’s meals below, you may want to explore our comprehensive list of special meals for all travellers. All special meals must be booked at least 24 hours in advance of your flight. Baby Meal Whilst Emirates do advise parents of babies to carry food familiar to and preferred by their babies, a selection of proprietary brands of prepared baby meals are available on board* Emirates flights. Please note that, for your convenience, milk and / or meals you carry on board for your child can be warmed by the cabin crew. Child Meal For children between the ages of 2 and 12 years, Emirates offer tried-and-true kids’ favourites, including vegetarian options.Emirates have launched a new scheduled service route between Dubai and Luanda. The new service will fly three times each week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday using an Airbus A330-200 aircraft with a three class configuration and service. Nigel Page, Emirates' Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Americas & Africa, said: "This is a key moment for Emirates in Africa. I want to thank the Angolan authorities in both the UAE and Angola for the assistance they have provided. Without their support, this new service would not have been possible."From the 1st September 2010 Emirates will launch non-stop flights five times a week between Dubia and Dakar, Senegal. The flights will be operated by an Airbus A340-300 aircraft with 3 classes of service.‘ Emirates flight 979 will depart Dubai at 0955 and arrive at the Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar at 1600 on the same day,. The return flight from Dakar at 1700 is expected to arrive in Dubai at 0715 the next morning. Emirates Airlines operates over 2000 passenger flights a week from its base at Dubai International Airport. Senegal will become it 106th destinations in 60th country it covers across six continents. Dakar is its 19th destination in Africa. Dakar is the airline’s third new destination in less than 12 months, after Durban in South Africa and Luanda in Angola, both of which joined the network in late 2009.December 2014, I flew with Emirates out of London Heathrow to Dubai for the Rugby 7's. The flight was extremely busy but I managed to get a bulkhead seat with a bit of extra legroom, really close to the galley. but.... Service on the flight was shocking! The first drinks trolley didn't appear until over an hour into the flight, and there were only two rounds in total! I wouldn't have minded ordinarily if it had been that the staff were genuinely rushed of their feet, but the group of @ 4 ladies serving were more intent on refilling their bellies in the galley than refilling passenger drinks and looking after them. The flight back, again in economy but to Gatwick and towards the rear in a seating config of two, was quite the opposite! Staff were extremely attentive, nothing too much trouble and the flight was enjoyable and passed quickly.(Altermative Airlines passenger blog)


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