Emirates or Dubai Airlines is the world-renowned international airline of the United Arab Emirates, based in the awe-inspiring city of Dubai .
Dubai Airlines or Emirates Airline is referred to as the official international air ways of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and was setup in 1985 by the government of Dubai. The Emirates Airline fleet of Duba i now consists of over 50 air planes, including 28 Airbus A330-200, 9 Boeing 777, and 12 larger 300-series Boeing 777 aircraft. Dubai Airline also plans to have in its fleet, the Airbus double-decker A380 by October 2006.
Onboarding an Dubai Airline airplane passengers are facilitated with personal TV which has six to eighteen channels, along with the usual audio channels. When passengers travel in First or Business Class, they are offered with different services such as a film library in which they can choose between a selection of titles and watch them on their own in-seat personal video player.
Dubai Airlines also sponsors different festive activities which are held in Dubai itself such as:
- Dubai Shopping Festival
- Dubai Summer Surprises
- Dubai World Cup(horse racing)
- Dubai Desert Classic (golf)
- Dubai Tennis Championships
Apart from Dubai Airlines Etihad based on Abu Dhabi is also becoming one of the most elite international airlines, with destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Emirates Airline has its own frequent flyer program known as Skywards, which is shared with SriLankan Airways. Dubai Airlines aim is to develop Dubai into a comprehensive aviation hub that will ultimately serve as an important global longhaul hub and to provide nternational links between Dubai and the world which will lead Dubai of being Middle East’s commercial centre.