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Getting to know Emirates

In 1985, Emirates flew its first routes out of Dubai with just two aircraft's, back then the goal was focused around quality rather than quantity. Emirates managed to evolve into a globally influential travel and tourism empire that is recognised globally.

They are the world's biggest international carrier, the seventh largest airline in the world in terms of revenue, and the largest airline in the Middle-East in terms of revenue, fleet size, and passengers carried.

Emirates has been recognised many times over the years for their quality services, but they do not just want to be remembered as that they are constantly improving their services to be the best. Each award drives them to develop even better products and services, and while they are certainly proud of their reputation for overall excellence among global travellers.

Emirates is an airline that recognizes your travelling needs and goes over-and-above to ensure that your travelling experience is of impeccable standards, that could put other airlines to shame.

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Why fly with Emirates

  • They have been recognised many times over the years for the quality of their in-flight cuisine, the breadth of their in-flight entertainment, and the excellence of their overall service, why wouldn’t you want to fly more often!
  • In 2014, they were named ''Best Airline Worldwide'' , the ''Best Aviation Company of the Year'', and named the ''Best Airline Cabbin Staff'', they are not lying when they say that they are the best!
  • Their flight operations include the most up-to-date techniques for saving fuel and emissions, they care about the environment as much as you do. Emirates hasa policy to invest in the most modern, eco-efficient technology available-in aircraft, engines and ground equipment!

Baggage allowance

Emirates is known as one of the airlines that offer the world's most generous baggage policies. All passengers are allowed 1 piece of hand-luggage (7kg) in the cabin. Baggage allowances may vary depending on the distance of your flying journey therefore, passengers are required to find out these allowances before they leave for the airport.

Economy Class

These passengers are allowed 2 piece of check-in baggage (23kg).

Business Class

These passengers are allowed 2 piece of check-in baggage (32kg). They are also permitted 2 pieces of carry-on baggage: 1 briefcase and either 1 bag or 1 garment bag (7kg/each).

First Class

Passengers are allowed 2 piece of check-in baggage (32kg).They are also permitted 2 pieces of carry-on baggage: 1 briefcase and either 1 bag or 1 garment bag (7kg/each).


Passengers of any class of service that are travelling with an infant are permitted 1 extra piece of checked-in baggage (23kg). They are also allowed to bring 1 carry-cot or 1 fully collapsible stroller into the cabin if there is room on the aircraft.

Check in

Passengers are allowed to check-in online and save time at the airport. They may also choose their seats at no extra cost.

Online check-in is made available between 24 hours to 90 minutes before your flight departs.

Passengers are requested to arrive to the airport no late than 90 minutes before departure. Boarding gates open 45 minutes prior to flight departures, and they close 20 minutes before departure times.

Cabin classes

First Class

First class passengers can indulge in the pleasures of services offered in their first class cabin, like:

  • Privacy doors at seat cubical, so you can have your own space.
  • Personal mini-bar.
  • Private cinema.
  • Covert seat into a fully flat bed.
  • Vanity table and mirror at seat cubical.
  • Amenity Kit.
  • Chauffeur-services.
  • 2000 entertainment channels available to choose from.
  • On-board lounges.
  • Spa on-board.
  • Gourmet meals and beverages served in-flight.
Business Class

Business class offers their passengers the very best services, namely:

  • Seat that can convert into a flat bed.
  • Personal mini-bar.
  • Global cuisine and beverages.
  • On-board lounges.
  • 2000 entertainment channels available to choose from.
  • Chauffeur-services.
  • Amenity Kits
Economy Class

The services that are offered to passengers include:

  • 2000 entertainment channels available.
  • Wi-fi services on-board.
  • Gourmet meals and beverages offered.
  • Kid entertainment is available in-flight.

On-board Experience

Emirates provide about 1500 TV channels of audio, video and gaming entertainment for passengers to enjoy. Passengers can play video games and watch Bollywood and Hollywood movies, live sports, world cinema movies etc. Passengers can connect with their families and friends using the Wi-Fi connection.

In-Flight Magazine: Open Skies, Emirates inflight magazine, is available for every passenger and published every month.

Dinning: For Economy Class, a complete range of complimentary drinks such as wines, spirits and beers are available for passengers plus a multi-course meal including a choice of two main courses, dessert, tea and coffee and chocolates.

For Business Class, multi-course meals, snacks and a complete range of complimentary drinks are served for passengers any time. All First Class meals are served on china tablewares, on tray tables laid with fine linen.

For First Class, 7-course meals are served plus complementary drinks including cocktails and champagne are available. All meals are served on trolley.

Emirates operates over 3000 flights in a week across its network of over 160 destinations in over 70 countries across 6 continents from their main hub in Dubai International Airport. Several destinations are added each year.

Top destinations for Emirates

  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco
  • Dallas
  • Huston
  • Panama City
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Bangkok
  • Beijing
  • Cairo
  • Colombo
  • Cape Town
  • New York
  • Washington

Emirates Flights from Kenya

Emirates fly weekly from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), Nairobi to the following popular destinations;

  • Dubai International Airport (DXB), Dubai.
  • Guangzhou Baiyun Internationa Airport (CAN), China.
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM), India.
  • John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK), United States.
  • Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), Honk Kong.
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The information on this page is correct as of November 2015. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.

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