As Dubai residents, we are incredibly lucky to live in a global travel hub with many exotic destinations just a short flight away. Throw in some annual flights to our home countries too and you have fast become a frequent flier with those all-important skywards miles!
Whether you are looking to upgrade with miles, or just treat yourself, Emirates Premium Economy Class has recently launched and is certainly giving other airlines’ business class offerings a run for their money.
Flying in style, passengers can now elevate quite literally their economy experience and upgrade on flights to London, Paris and Sydney as of 1st August 2022.
It may not be business class, however, the snazzy new cabin has an abundance of nice-to-haves that will ensure a smooth take-off through to landing. Even before you board the aircraft you will be treated to a dedicated check-in area for premium economy and Dubai International Airport.
Onboard, passengers can delight in some luxurious business-esque touches with classic cream interiors set alongside Emirates rich gold and brown accents. Gone are plastic cups as your crew will welcome you with a welcome drink poured into the finest glassware – fancy!
The next big draw comes in the form of your seat being far bigger than a typical economy chair. Designed with optimal comfort in mind, six way adjustable headrests offer support and you can enjoy reclining your chair back up to 8 inches, allowing you to relax or sleep as you desire. Calf rests and footrests are also available with in-seat charging points and a side cocktail table to place your tipple of choice.
As ever Emirates ICE system with 5,000 channels of music, movies, TV, podcasts and more is there to keep you entertained throughout the duration of your flight – playing on 13.3” screens.
If this isn’t enough to whet your appetite, the meal situation onboard Emirates Premium Economy is somewhat reminiscent to its swankier sister up in business class. Meals are prepared using seasonal ingredients with regional influences taking centre stage. Dishes are served on chinaware with stainless steel cutlery wrapped impeccably on a linen napkin and ending in true sophisticated style, a delectable chocolate offering will await for the sweet tooths amongst us. The drinks menu also includes a selection of premium and sparkling grape.
If you are flying onboard the Emirates A380, the premium economy cabin is situated at the front of the main deck with 56 seats available in a 2-4-2 configuration. Similarly, if your route is aboard the Boeing 777, 24 premium economy seats are available in a dedicated cabin located between business and economy.
The new class certainly bridges the gap between economy and business and is the perfect mid-way treat for those flights where you’d like to live the high (or fly!) life and enjoy a little more luxury.