Emirates First Class Dubai (DXB) to Dallas (DFW)

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Introduction: Maldives an Ocean Paradise
Etihad First Class Lounge JKF Airport
Etihad First Class Apartments New York (JFK) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) A380
Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi
Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi
Etihad Regional Business Class Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Male (MLE)
Conrad Maldives Arrival Lounge and Trans Maldivian Seaplane
Conrad Maldives
Around Rangali Island
Trans Maldivian Seaplane
Leeli Lounge Male Airport
Emirates Business Class Male (MLE) to Dubai (DXB) B777
Conrad Dubai
Around Dubai
Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai
Emirates First Class Dubai (DXB) to Dallas (DFW) B777
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Emirates First Class Dubai (DXB) to Dallas (DFW) B777

We boarded through door 1L to be greeted by a flight attendant who was happy to show us to our seats in the front row. My first impressions of the cabin and suite were positive. I have of course seen numerous photos/ videos of Emirates First Class cabin.  It is quite elegant with the maple wood accents complimented by the gold/brass. It makes quite the statement although not to everyones tastes perhaps.

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My Emirates First Class boarding pass

(please note the cabin photos in which it appears to be daytime were taken upon departure of the flight when we arrived in Dallas)

The First Class cabin occupancy was 5/8 for our flight. My wife and I in the middle seats in row one. Another couple in there 50’s whom appeared to be from Texas (cowboy hat) were in row two behind us. Finally there was a woman in her 30’s in 1A that appeared to be the wife or girlfriend of one of the pilots thus both seats on the right side of the plane were unoccupied. Continue reading

Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai (DXB)

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Introduction: Maldives an Ocean Paradise
Etihad First Class Lounge JKF Airport
Etihad First Class Apartments New York (JFK) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) A380
Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi
Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi
Etihad Regional Business Class Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Male (MLE)
Conrad Maldives Arrival Lounge and Trans Maldivian Seaplane
Conrad Maldives
Around Rangali Island
Trans Maldivian Seaplane
Leeli Lounge Male Airport
Emirates Business Class Male (MLE) to Dubai (DXB) B777
Conrad Dubai
Around Dubai
Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai
Emirates First Class Dubai (DXB) to Dallas (DFW) B777
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Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai

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Well its always tough to end a vacation but at least we could look forward to flying Emirates First Class on the way home!

We arrived bit after 1AM for our 2:40AM (yikes) flight.  There was nothing at all really special about the checkin services for Emirates First Class, no escorts or anything fancy. We immediately went to check out the Emirates First Class Lounge to hang out a bit before our flight.  We were all pretty tired having to get up at midnight to leave for the airport.

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There was a small line to checkin but it only took a moment.  Once inside, we looked for a comfy area to relax! There is no shortage of seating in this lounge it is huge!  Its pretty much the entire upstairs of a terminal.

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Lots of wide open seating in the Emirates First Class Lounge

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Lounge seating

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Our lounge spot

Once we found our spot we lounged out on the couches. An attendant came over shortly after and asked if we wanted Continue reading

Emirates Business Class Male (MLE) to Dubai (DXB) B777

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Introduction: Maldives an Ocean Paradise
Etihad First Class Lounge JKF Airport
Etihad First Class Apartments New York (JFK) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) A380
Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi
Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi
Etihad Regional Business Class Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Male (MLE)
Conrad Maldives Arrival Lounge and Trans Maldivian Seaplane
Conrad Maldives
Around Rangali Island
Trans Maldivian Seaplane
Leeli Lounge Male Airport
Emirates Business Class Male (MLE) to Dubai (DXB) B777
Conrad Dubai
Around Dubai
Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai
Emirates First Class Dubai (DXB) to Dallas (DFW) B777
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Emirates Business Class Male (MLE) to Dubai B777

While sad to have left the Maldives we were excited to see Dubai.  We only had about 36 hours or so in Dubai to explore.  We boarded through the forward most door on the left and walked past first class to get to our business class seats.

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My Emirates boarding pass

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Boarding our Emirates aircraft

This was our first time ever flying Emirates!

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Emirates business class seating on B777

I found it quite interesting that they still have 3 across seating in business class in the middle seats!  I guess thats fine for a family of three but I would hate to be a stranger stuck in the middle seat.

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Emirates business class seating on B777

I also found it interesting how empty the business class cabin was.  It was definitely less than 50% full for our flight.  Continue reading