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Emirates Launched Daily Services from Dublin to Dubai

Emirates announced that it will begin daily flights from Dublin to Dubai from 9th January 2012, marking its first route to the Republic of Ireland.

The daily service, from 9th January next year, will leave Dubai at 0700hrs and arrive in the Irish capital at 1130hrs. The return flight leaves Dublin at 1255hrs and gets into Dubai at 0025hrs the next day. An Airbus A330-200 will be deployed between Dubai and Dublin, offering First, Business and Economy class.

"Dublin will be our 29th route in Europe and Emirates' customers in Ireland who currently travel through some of our UK gateways will be able to fly non-stop to our industry leading hub in Dubai and conveniently connect onwards to our broadening route network," said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group. "We see strong potential in Ireland through its industry, technology, tourism and the huge number of Irish nationals living overseas."

“We are delighted to welcome Emirates Airline to Dublin,” said Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) Chief Executive Declan Collier. “The significant improvements we have made to our facilities in recent years, including the opening of a new passenger terminal, was a major factor in helping to win this new business and we look forward to a successful partnership with our newest customer.”

With a fleet of 157 aircraft and the largest A380 operator in the world, Emirates currently flies to 114 destinations in 67 countries.

Services to Basra, Geneva and Copenhagen have already started this year. Flights to St Petersburg begin on 1st November with Baghdad following suit as of 13th November. Rio and Buenos Aires become new links into South America from 3rd January 2012.


Route Effective From Days of Operation Flight Number Timings
Dublin to Dubai 9-Jan-12 Mon to Sun EK 162 12:55 00:25 + 1
Dubai to Dublin 9-Jan-12 Mon to Sun EK 161 07:00 11:30

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Emirates - An exceptional journey from start to finish

Emirates is one of the fastest growing airlines in world, now serving over 100 destinations.

Step aboard an interactive tour of all the elements that make up the Emirates difference, on and off the ground. Discover excellent service, outstanding comfort and superior technology.

There are seven daily Emirates departures from the UK to Dubai: three from Heathrow, two from London Gatwick and one each from Manchester and Birmingham. Emirates has also added departures from Glasgow and Newcastle.

The Emirates A380 revolutionises the First Class travel experience

Whether you wish to relax in secluded privacy, are feeling sociable or indulgent, flying First Class on the Emirates A380 opens up a new world of options.

Emirates A380 Private Suites:

Receive star treatment and award-winning service in your own private suite, equipped with everything you need to make your flight experience a pleasurable one.

Emirates A380 Shower Spa:

Try something completely new – our onboard Shower Spas will ensure that you arrive at your destination rejuvenated and refreshed

Emirates A380 First Class Social Area & onboard Lounge:

Enjoy premium drinks and appetizers in our First Class Social Area or onboard lounge on the Emirates A380. It’s the perfect place for you to unwind during your flight meals on longhaul flights, a selection of fine wines, and award winning inflight entertainment add up to a stylish, refreshing flight.

Business Class air travel will never be the same again

While the Emirates A380 offers technological sophistication that leaves a lasting impression, our hospitality remains at the forefront of the Business Class experience.

Emirates A380 Flat Beds:

A new generation of intelligent seating design means you are in control of your flight experience

Emirates A380 Onboard Lounge:

Designed to make you feel like you’re in your very own executive club, the Lounge is exclusive space where you can stretch your legs, relax and socialize, or catch up with business

A classier experience in Economy

Emirates A380 New Generation Seating:

Economy Class customers aboard the A380 can expect a high level of comfort while they enjoy the outstanding Emirates service.

Emirates A380 Entertainment:

A personal Digital widescreen TV with over 1,200 channels of on-demand entertainment means unprecedented choice

Inflight Entertainment:


  • Information, communication and entertainment – over 600 channels of programming that you control.


  • Hundreds of movies to choose from - Everything from Hollywood blockbusters and timeless classics to the latest international cinema


  • Great television from around the world - Enjoy hours of high-quality comedy, drama and sport, or an amazing birds-eye view of your flight


  • Close your eyes and listen - Enjoy 400 channels of music, audio books, and more


  • Get yourself in the game - Test your skills against the computer or your fellow passengers with over 40 exciting video games.


First Class Dining

From the handmade pastries and freshly squeezed juice at breakfast, to the haute cuisine and world-class wines at dinner, our First Class dining experience leaves a lasting impression.

Business Class Dining

The schedule of the modern business traveller affords few opportunities to enjoy a relaxing, five-course meal. In Business Class, however, that luxury is part of the experience.

Economy Class Dining

Fresh ingredients and thoughtful preparation are the basis of all great meals, including the memorable ones served in Economy Class.

* Please use the above information as a reference. For up to date information visit the offical Emirates website– www.emirates.com