Gone are the days when long-haul flights would fill even the most seasoned traveler with doom. Now, every vacation can begin and end with utmost luxury courtesy of Emirates Airline’s world-class service.
Founded in 1985, Emirates has played a significant role in transforming the regional travel scene in the Middle East, making Dubai the hub of all destinations. With more than 1 500 flights departing from the city each week, the airline has opened up the world and the region like never before. In another force of change, Emirates has helped Emirati women continue to succeed in the aviation industry, with more than 1 100 local women employed in diverse areas of operations.
Flying to over 155 destinations in more than 80 countries around the world, Emirates has become the premium choice for those who like to travel in style – including international superstars, such as Brad Pitt, Kim Kardashian West, and Jennifer Aniston.
If you appreciate privacy, Emirates 777 First Class is the way to go. Its fully enclosed private suites were a first in the world when it was introduced, with the design on the cabins inspired by Mercedes-Benz. The modern, sleek suites feature customized technology, including “zero gravity” seats inspired by Nasa ensuring the ultimate in comfort. When it comes to food, Emirates embraces the diverse cultures onboard, from the specially curated Ramadan menu to authentic Malayalam dishes for Onam. As if that’s not enough, Emirates has also incorporated virtual reality windows in the cabins, from which passengers can catch the view outside the aircraft, using real-time camera technology. Additionally, the long list of exciting features includes private showers, video call applications, a full length-wardrobe, a 32-inch HD LD screen – stored with a massive range of inflight entertainment – and 10 ambient mood lighting settings. And don’t underestimate the glory of a private bath after 10 hours in the sky at 39 000 feet. Trust us.
The global airline’s loyalty program, Emirates Skywards, recently reached 25 million members. In honor of this special occasion, the airline will offer a 25% discount on upgrades and reward tickets on selected flights to and from Dubai, as well as a 25% discount on buying and gifting miles. Emirates Skywards is partnered with more than 100 hotel brands, providing access to 30 million properties and rooms worldwide. Book your flight today and experience luxury in the sky with Emirates.
Originally published in the October 2019 issue of Vogue Arabia