For the medium and long-haul traveller, the award-winning levels of comfort, entertainment and facilities that are the hallmarks of Emirates, can be enjoyed en route to over 60 destinations in the Middle East, Indian sub-continent, Europe, the Far East, Africa, the Indian Ocean and Australia. Based in the thriving commercial and tourist centre of Dubai, Emirates offers unrivalled levels of service, state-of-the-art facilities and convenient scheduling to guarantee your comfort, whether you are travelling on business or pleasure. Emirates' modern fleet of aircraft offer telephones and individual TV screens in every seat, as well as faxes and 18 TV/film channels and 22 audio channels.
Emirates is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world and since its Inception in 1985, has won over 200 awards for excellence.
During 2003, Emirates launched a number of new routes including Brisbane, Auckland, Shanghai and Lagos. The airlines fleet is comprised of the most modern and comfortable aircraft available and currently consists of Boeing 777s and Airbus A330s and A310s. During 2003, Emirates welcomed its first ultra-long range Airbus A340-500 to its fleet allowing the airline to fly all the way from Dubai to Sydney non-stop. This aircraft features brand new seat designs in First and Business Class and an upgraded in-flight entertainment system across all classes with a sophisticated Video on Demand system including a choice of 150 movie and 100 audio channels.
During the 2003 Paris Air Show Emirates placed the biggest aircraft order in civil aviation worth US$19 billion. The airline confirmed purchase orders for 21 more Airbus A380-800s, and leasing orders for two A380-800s. The additional 23 aircraft bring Emirates total order for the giant double-deck jetliner to 45, the most ordered by any airline.
SERVICES FROM THE UK
Emirates operates daily return services to Dubai from Heathrow and London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow.
DUBAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Renowned for its international sporting events, world-class shopping and sun-drenched beaches, Dubai is a magnet that draws visitors from around the globe.
From the very first moment you arrive at the Sheikh Rashid Terminal at Dubai International Airport, you can enjoy the rewards that are borne from this magical city's success.
Cutting-edge design has been combined with absolute functionality, making the airport one of the most comfortable and welcoming airports in the world. Whether you are arriving, departing or in transit through Dubai, the wealth of amenities and services on offer will ensure that the time spent there is memorable for the right reasons.
Located on the Departures level of the Sheikh Rashid Terminal and extending over two floors, Emirates' luxurious First and Business Class lounges offer superb facilities to travellers. In this tranquil, soothing ambience there is ample space to stretch out and relax or work if you need to.
The lower level of each lounge features spacious, carpetted sitting area, an elegant dining area and a separate section where travellers may watch a choice of satellite channels on 42 inch plasma screens. Specially designed massage chairs can help you relax between flights. Well-appointed shower rooms are available if you want to freshen up.
FIRST AND BUSINESS CLASS DUBAI CHECK-IN
Emirates offers a space-age check-in lounge, dubbed The Emirates Express for First and Business Class passengers as well as Skywards Gold and Silver members at Dubai International Airport. It is the only airport offering a separate terminal facility exclusively for premium class traffic and has been especially designed to speed outbound passengers onto flights with as little inconvenience as possible.