Head In The Clouds: Is Emirates Reviving The Golden Age Of Travel?

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How Emirates is putting the luxury back into flying

Ever wondered what happened to the heyday of travel? Cast your mind back to the halcyon days of Pan Am and Concorde - or even The Orient Express. That resolute glamour was all part and parcel of the experience, something that sadly fell to the wayside over the years. Thankfully, though, it's now enjoying something of a resurgence... and it's only right that Dubai is at the very centre of it. Emirates has a pretty deserving reputation as second-to-none when it comes to travel, and having launched the world's first-ever private suites in commercial planes back in 2003, it has continually gone to surpass expectations of the kind of quality that can be achieved in the air; specifically in its First Class cabins.

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Notably, Middle Eastern airlines still sell more first-class tickets than all other aircraft companies around the world; a clear sign that the appetite for luxury travel shows absolutely no sign of slowing. With most of them, whether you're flying business or first, you can expect a chauffer-driven ride to and from the airport, and access to premium lounges. With Emirates, however, the differences start to make themselves known even more as soon as you step on board. And we're not just talking about the shower spa.

Inspired by Mercedes-Benz, Emirates’ First Class cabins are designed to perfection, taking into account every detail the modern traveller could ever wish for. Think mood lighting, virtual windows which project the view from outside the aircraft, using real time camera technology, NASA inspired “zero gravity” seat expertise for unparalleled comfort, and round-the-clock room service sent straight to your fully enclosed suite. The range of refreshments, toiletries and entertainment are endless, plus you're guarunteed a comfortable night's sleep in vitamin E-releasing pyjamas to help prevent the dry skin that you might get while flying. 

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Ultimately, there's a reason for the cult-level of admiration and aspiration for Emirates - and for stockpiling Skywards. The world’s first moisturising pyjamas, caviar-on-tap and being able to shower at 38,000 feet is tempting, of course, but it's the service that always keeps us coming back for more.

Visit emirates.com to book.


From Harper's Bazaar Arabia's October 2019 Issue

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