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Emirates Airlines' First Class

Fly in Comfort and Style with New Private Suites

by Alain Gayot

Passenger perspective from Emirates Airlines' first-class private suite
Passenger perspective from first-class private suite

Emirates First Class Suites Review

From the moment your personal complimentary chauffeur arrives to pick you up for your first-class flight, Emirates' dedication to top-notch service and luxury is clear. As you enter the first-class departure lounge of Emirates' Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport, you can enjoy a number of services designed to ensure a relaxingly luxurious journey — for example, a convenient hotel, shopping, upscale dining, refreshing showers, the Timeless Spa offering express treatments and Le Clos, a top-end wine and spirit shop housing some of the rarest and sought-after labels in the world.

Emirates' first-class suites provide a smooth transition from airport lounge to plane seat. Each is its own compartment (the door closes for complete privacy) and with four multilingual cabin crew allocated exclusively to first class, exceptional service is always at your fingertips. Suites come with a handheld remote controlling seat adjustment and massage options, a 23-inch LCD screen with more than 600 channels (including views of the outside from the front and below the plane), electronic window blinds, privacy door and lighting.

Mini bar and vanity desk in Emirates Airlines ' private first-class suite Gourmet dining in Emirates Airlines ' private first-class suite
Mini bar and vanity desk
Gourmet dining

Suites also feature fine leather seats that can easily transform into a fully flat bed with anti-slip mattress, blanket, down feather duvet and as many pillows as you need. The "Do Not Disturb" feature — a light outside your suite — ensures complete privacy while you rest. Complimentary pajamas and slippers are provided, and if desired, the cabin crew can prepare your bed for you. Also included are individual storage compartments (no overhead bins on the Boeing 777 aircraft), a coat closet, an illuminated vanity desk to freshen up along the way and a personal mini bar that lowers into the side table. The Airbus A380 even features a shower and lounge for first-class passengers.

Forget any preconceived opinions of airline food. In Emirates' first-class suites, menus consist of à la carte gourmet cuisine, seven-course meals on long-haul flights and an extensive wine list — including labels like Dom Pérignon, Cakebread Cellars and Château Gruaud-Larose — to provide the perfect pairing for your meal.

For a comfortable and refreshing way to fly, Emirates' first-class suites provide a unique luxury experience. Long-haul trips will no longer be considered a hassle or an inconvenience — with exceptional service and amenities of Emirates' first class, you won't want your flight to end.

For more information, visit www.emirates.com

 

 


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(Updated: 04/05/13 CT)


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