The United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven emirates or states, each with its own unique character and personality but yet united with a common goal and destiny. The seven emirates are : Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al-Qaiwain, ras Al-Khaimah and Fujairah.
The UAE is located in the Middle East at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula between 22° 50 and 26° north latitude and between 51° and 56° 25 east longitude (24 00 N, 54 00 E). It is one of the GCC (Gulf Co-operation Council states) and has borders with Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar. It occupies a total of about 83,600 sq. km (32,400 sq. miles).In the summer (April to September), temperatures in the UAE will very between 38-48°C (100-118°F) in the daytime while at night it will very between 26-30°C (79-86°F) with high humidity levels. In the winter (October to March), the days are sunny and pleasant with an average of 26°C (79°F), while nights are cool with an average of 15°C (59°F).
83,600 sq. Km
Less than 50% of the inhabitants of the UAE are Arabs. There are large groups of Indians,
Arabic "official language", English, Persian,Urdu and Malayalam
The United Arab Emirates is federation comprising the emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Qaiwain, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah.
The Airbus 340-300 currently deployed on one of Munich’s two daily flights, EK 051, will be replaced with a larger Boeing 777-300 from 25th March, giving a 36% boost to seat capacity.
Similarly, the A340-300 supporting one of the twice daily flights to Dusseldorf, EK 057, will be switched to a 777-300ER as of 1st June, giving a 36% increase in the number of seats available.
Additionally, the A330-200 serving one of Frankfurt’s three daily flights, EK 043, will be upgraded to a 777-300ER from 1st October, giving a 49% boost in seat capacity.
The 777 aircraft will be arranged, as before, in a three class configuration; First Class, Business Class and Economy Class.
The airline currently offers 63 flights a week to four gateways in Germany; Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich.
“Germany is one of our most important markets so we are constantly seeking ways to enhance our services, while responding to solid demand. These aircraft upgrades will open up more seats to our customers travelling to and from Germany and further raise Emirates’ contribution to Germany’s tourism revenue,” said Salem Obaidalla, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Europe & Russian Federation.
In September last year, Emirates’ flights to Hamburg went double daily and in December the Frankfurt service became triple daily. In November, Emirates became the first foreign carrier to offer a scheduled A380 service to Germany, deploying its flagship double-decker to Munich.
A replica A380 Onboard Shower Spa and Onboard Lounge were shown to thousands who visited the Emirates Globe stand at ITB Berlin, which took place 7th – 11th March. The travel trade show provided another opportunity to recruit German speakers to join the airline’s 13,000 cabin crew.
Emirates is in the midst of a raft of destination launches, aircraft upgrades and frequency increases across its six-continent network as it strives to connect travellers, families and businesses across the globe.
So far this year, the airline has started services to Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Lusaka, Harare, Dallas and Seattle. Flights to Ho Chi Minh City start on 4th June, Barcelona is next from 3rd July and Lisbon joins the route network as of 9th July.
Emirates has a fleet of 171 aircraft flying to 122 destinations, generating more than 1200 departures each week from the airline’s exclusive Terminal 3 hub in Dubai.