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Expo 2020 Dubai: What you’ll find in Australia Pavilion during the Middle East’s first World Expo

December 16, 2021

2020 was the year everyone was excited about. It was a new decade, a new beginning. Instead, the world came to a complete standstill. Organisers delayed competitions and exhibitions that planned to celebrate the new decade. Now, at the end of 2021, the world has been on a slow path to revival. We enjoyed the […]

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Emirates to bring back flights between Dubai and four Australian cities

June 8, 2020

Following the resumption of numerous Emirates services last month, the UAE carrier is planning to restart even more routes from the 15th June. This includes Brisbane and Perth, adding to the Sydney and Melbourne services currently in operation. The returning services will fly on Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft between Dubai and 16 cities, adding Singapore, […]

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Emirates resumes passenger flights to Australia with strict health measures

May 17, 2020

Emirates has become the latest international carrier to pick up some key routes following the relaxation of lockdowns around the world. This includes flights into, and out of, Sydney and Melbourne. After the current pandemic forced them to cut some of their most valuable services, Emirates plans to restart services from 21st May, including to […]

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Qantas and Virgin Australia have started cutting more domestic flights

March 23, 2020

As some Australian states shut their borders, the nation’s largest carriers, Qantas and Virgin Australia, have begun to cut more domestic services. Although they’ve already cut domestic capacity by up to 60%, the airlines have continued to axe some of their most frequented routes in response to the ongoing threat of Covid-19. A combination of […]

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Emirates to suspend all passenger flights from March 25th

March 23, 2020

Following stages of select flight cancellations, Emirates, the world’s largest airline by international traffic, has now announced the suspension of all passenger operations. The extreme measure will take place from 25th March, responding to the rapid and ongoing spread of Covid-19 as the virus decimates the demand for international travel. In a statement to media, […]

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Staying in Dubai just got much cheaper with this new partnership

July 16, 2019

Some of the UAE’s most prestigious hotels have jumped on board with Emirates in an exclusive partnership between the airline and juggernaut hotel groups such as Accor and Marriot. Aussie travellers are set to benefit greatly this summer, with Emirates flights to Dubai opening them up to substantially cheaper accommodation at partner hotels. Given saving […]

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Australians now have easier access to Porto with Emirates’ new service

July 11, 2019

Just in time for the European summer, Emirates have launched their highly anticipated four time weekly service to the Portuguese city of Porto, opening Australians up to an increasingly popular destination. This marks the airline’s second destination in Portugal, operating non-stop to and from their Dubai hub. Australians are able to benefit greatly from the […]

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Emirates ready new four times weekly service to Porto

April 2, 2019

Highly awarded airline Emirates will be officially landing in Porto later this year, making the increasingly popular coastal city it’s second destination in Portugal and upping access for Aussie travellers wishing to discover this increasingly popular destination. The new service, operated by a Boing 777-300ER aircraft in a three class cabin configuration – 8 private […]

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Emirates are now letting passengers book their seats via virtual reality

July 8, 2018

Emirates has become the world’s first airline to introduce virtual reality on its digital platform, allowing would-be flyers access to 3D seat models as part of a visualisation engine displaying a 360-degree view of the interior of both the Emirates A380 and the Emirates Boeing 777. This has been designed especially to give customers a […]

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Emirates uncork four luxury wines for their First Class passengers in 2018

May 9, 2018

Earlier this month, Emirates revealed a special treat for the many discerning wine-loving Australians who are to travel with them in 2018. The highly awarded airline has uncorked some of the finest wines from their dedicated Burgundy cellar in preparation for another year of offering a high-end experience to their First Class passengers, launching the […]

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Brand new business class cabin climbs aboard Emirates’ Boeing 777-200LR

March 8, 2018

Travelling business class is the luxury way of flying around the world, and Emirates have upped the game on cabin style and configuration. The Boeing 777-200LR aircraft has been fitted out with new wider seats and set in a 2-2-2- configuration, with the two class layout providing 38 business class seats and 264 economy class […]

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Emirates announce new route from Dubai to Auckland via Bali

February 23, 2018

Emirates are set to introduce the only year-round flight between Bali and Auckland with a new service launching from 14th June 2018. Originating in Dubai, the new route adds to the airlines daily services to New Zealand, making that a total of three in addition to Emirates’ existing non-stop daily service between Dubai and Auckland, […]

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Emirates introduce fascinating multi-million dollar upgrades to their Boeing 777 aircraft

December 14, 2017

Recently revealed to passengers flying their Brussels and Geneva routes, Emirates completely refreshed interiors for its Boeing 777 aircraft represent a substantial move forward for the highly awarded airline. This includes the unveiling of their long anticipated First Class private suites, which are said to take design inspiration from the Mercedes-Benz S-Class with floor to […]

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Emirates looks to regional Australian flavours for new in-flight menu

October 25, 2017

In working a new in-flight menu onto their Australian routes, Emirates have tapped into local flavours by working closely with Alpha Catering to source recipes from chefs all over Australia. After receiving over 300 recipe submissions from chefs spread across the country, the dedicated team have developed new menus which dip into the diverse and […]

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Emirates welcomes its 100th A380 Superjumbo jet

October 20, 2017

Emirates is continuing its position as the world’s largest operator of the A380 super-jumbos, by receiving its 100th aircraft next month. Since joining the fleet nine years ago, over 80 million passengers have hit the skies in one of the colossal A380 airbuses. Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said the airline is continually investing to enhance […]

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Emirates reveal an extensive wine range onboard and in its Dubai lounge

September 11, 2017

Emirates have launched a world-class wine programme, offering a range of exclusive wines and champagnes on board and in its lounges for the next few months. With a handpicked stellar wine list from some of the world’s most prestigious chateaux and vineyards, passengers can enjoy a glass of Chateau d’Yquem 2005, 1963 Graham’s Colheita Port, […]

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Emirates launch double daily service between Dubai and Moscow

July 25, 2017

From October 1 2017, Emirates will be operating a double daily service between Dubai and Moscow on the airline’s A380, adding an extra 1,000 seats per week. The new service will allow multiple A380 to A380 connections to a wide range of leisure and business destinations including Mauritius, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Sydney, […]

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Emirates passengers can use laptops until they board US-Bound services; announce on board loan service

April 6, 2017

It was revealed last month that passengers either coming from, or transiting in, a slew of Middle Eastern countries, would have to adhere to strict new conditions when it came to the sorts of electronics they were able to bring on board. Basically, any electronics larger than a smartphone (larger than 16cm (6.3in) long, 9.3cm […]

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Flight Review: Emirates – Singapore to Melbourne (EK404)

July 15, 2016

In today’s flight review, we take on the second half of Emirates’ award winning service from Dubai to Melbourne, via Singapore. Airline: Emirates Route: Singapore to Melbourne, Australia – EK404 Seat: Economy, 27D, Middle Aisle (3-4-3 Layout) Aircraft: 777-300ER Scheduled Flight Time: 7 Hours On Schedule? Departed 20 minutes late and arrived about the same. In […]

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