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Emirates Interviews

Our podcasts bring you the latest news from Emirates and the upcoming developments in Dubai, our vibrant home city.

Accompany Steve Harvey, our Emirates Interviews Podcast presenter as he visits exciting new projects in one of the world's fastest growing cities and meets the people making things happen.

Interview with Emirates Airline President Tim Clark on product development

Tim Clark speaks to Steve about the need for continual product innovation in the airline industry, and what Emirates is doing to remain at the forefront. He also discusses forthcoming new routes, employment opportunities, and the future of aviation itself.

Run time: 28:10

Patrick Brannelly shares Updates on IFE and Onboard Connectivity

Staying connected has never been easier as more and more Emirates aircraft are equipped with WiFi and mobile phone services. In this interview with Patrick Brannelly, Emirates Vice President for Products, Publishing, Digital and Events, Patrick shares an update on connectivity and the latest innovations on the award winning ice system.

Run time: 12.19

Flashes of Thought

'Flashes of Thought' is the transcript of a speech made recently by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Motivate Publishing's Ian Fairservice tells the story of the book, which is set to break all sales records in Dubai.

Run time: 11.44

Our Exciting Range of Merchandise

Fancy an Emirates T-shirt, or a personalised soccer shirt from Arsenal, Real Madrid, AC Milan or Paris Saint-Germain? David Staff has details of where to purchase Emirates merchandise and the range of products that are available.

Run time: 08:46

The Emirates Exclusive Private Jet

This exclusive, luxury service will whisk you away to the destination of your choice. For this Interview, Terry Daly, Divisional Senior Vice President, Service Delivery at Emirates, is our guide for a tour of the new Emirates Executive private jet.

Run time: 09.46

Our Global Ambassadors - Interview with Boutros Boutros (DSVP Corporate Communications)

These soccer superstars have been appointed as Global Ambassadors for Emirates. Emirates airline's DSVP Corporate Communications Boutros Boutros discusses the importance of soccer in the Emirates sponsorship portfolio, and looks ahead to the FIFA World Cup.

Run time: 06:33

Interview with Gareth Rees – Editor, Open Skies Magazine

Open Skies is Emirates' very own inflight magazine, and they have a new editor. Gareth Rees joins us in this latest Emirates World Interview to offer his take on the magazine's new format.

Run time: 5.04

The Art of Glamping

Fancy spending a night in the desert, enjoying fabulous food and wine then falling asleep under the stars in a comfortable bed with a luxury duvet? Join Steve Harvey as he samples the art of glamorous camping, or 'glamping'.

Run time: 17:54

A Visit to the Gold Souk

A visit to an authentic gold souk is a must for any visitor to Dubai. In today's Emirates Interview podcast, Steve joins Arabian Adventures tour guide Maria Pratta for a stroll through the historic gold souk in Bur Dubai.

Run time: 11:41

Zabeel Stables

The exclusive Zabeel Stables are home to some of the finest race horses in Dubai. Visiting is restricted, but support the Riding For The Disabled Association, and Arabian Adventures can arrange a visit.

Run time: 17:18

Heli Dubai

Dubai looks stunning from the air, and now you can enjoy the view with a helicopter ride over the city and the beaches. See Palm Jumeirah as you’ve never seen it before, plus the Burj Al Arab and the Burj Khalifa. Listen in and take off!

Run time: 06:56

Introducing Atlantis the Palm

Located at the very end of Palm Jumeirah, this luxury resort emerges majestically in the distance like a giant fairy tale castle. Here we meet the people making Atlantis the Palm a truly iconic experience.

Run time: 32:17

Burj Al Arab Special Interview

As the iconic seven-star hotel celebrates this special birthday, we go behind the scenes to meet and interview Jumeirah President and Chief Executive Gerald Lawless, Head Concierge Oscar Van der Veen and Executive Chef Maxim Luvarra.

Run time: 27.42

Waldorf Astoria

The Waldorf Astoria brings unequivocal luxury to the Palm Jumeirah. Superb restaurants, stunning views, a gorgeous spa and attentive staff are the hallmarks of this recently opened 5 star hotel. Steve Harvey checks in for Emirates World.

Run time: 10:37

Interview with Ian Selly, Head Coach, Arsenal Soccer School

Emirates is a long term sponsor of Arsenal, so it is only natural that the club runs a soccer school in Dubai. Steve Harvey interviews the Head Coach, former Arsenal star Ian Selley, to find out what the school has to offer.

Run time: 05:55

Celebrating 10th Anniversary of Dubai Film Festival with Shivani Pandya

Held annually at the Madinat Jumeirah, this well-established fixture on the Dubai calendar recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. In this special Emirates Interview episode we speak with Managing Director Shivani Pandya and the organisers of the festival

Run time: 8.56

The Yellow Boat

Jump aboard the Yellow Boat for an unforgettable tour of Palm Jumeirah including the opportunity to photograph Atlantis the Palm and the Burj al Arab from the seaward side.  Steve Harvey takes the tour and samples the ride.

Run time: 07:29

Just Gas It!

Calling all motorcyclists! Now you can experience the desert from the saddle of a 450cc Honda trail bike. Just Gas It is a new company offering escorted bike rides into the Dubai desert. Steve revs up in this racy interview with the owners Bradley Festraets and Shadi Awad.

Run time: 10:11

Interview with Goulam Amarsy, CEO - Meydan IMAX

Who said size isn't everything? Dubai boasts the world's largest shopping mall, largest man- made island, the tallest building, and now the fourth largest cinema screen. CEO of Meydan IMAX Theatre Goulam Amarsy gives us a tour.

Run time: 05.39

Interview with the Elite Cricket Umpires

Richard Illingworth and Marais Erasmus are at the top of their profession – Elite cricket umpires selected to take charge of top internationals. On a recent visit to the ICC headquarters in Dubai, Steve Harvey interviews Richard Illingworth and Marais Erasmus about their rise to the top.

Run time: 08:36

Quality Shoes from The Cobbler

Young French entrepreneuse Sibylle Arnold recently opened this shop in Marble Walk DIFC. The Cobbler sells high quality shoes and offers the chance to get some hand made on the premises by renowned bootmaker Morgan Papin.

Run time: 04.35

La Serre - Interview with Chef Izu Ani

If you have a taste for fine dining then head for Downtown Dubai. Chef Izu Ani first established his reputation at La Petite Maison and has now opened his own French style restaurant called La Serre. In this Emirates Interview, Izu Ani talks to Steve Harvey about La Serre.

Run time: 06:16

A New Addition from Marco Pierre White

The celebrity chef has recently opened a branch of his seafood restaurant in the Dubai International Financial Centre. In this podcast interview, CEO of RMAL Hospitality Anthony Liddiard discusses another exciting addition to the city's amazing food culture.

Run time: 04.21

An Interview with Bull Funk Zoo

This Dubai-based band have just released their debut album, which you can listen to on board in our Arabic Pop & Recent Releases section. In this interview with Emirates their guitarist and songwriter Assaad Lakkis talks about concerts with Sting and Sade, and Bull Funk Zoo’s big future plans.

Run time: 7.49

Food is Fun with Frying Pan Adventures

For you real foodies, Arva Salim Ahmed offers a culinary tour of the historic old town of Deira, which is full of lively shops and fascinating restaurants serving up tasty regional dishes. Arva gives us a taste of what you can expect.

Run time: 10.06

Duty Free Darts Masters

Whether you like to relax with a sedate round of golf on a world-class course or just fancy going shopping, there's an activity in Dubai for you. We offer you just a few ideas.

Run time: 11:01

Emirates Airline Festival of Literarture

The Emirates Airline International Festival of Literature has been named best festival in the Middle East for the second year running, and  organiser Isobel Abulhoul is delighted. Much more on this prestigious event on Channel 1502.

Run time: 08.48

One & Only Luxury Hotels

We look at this luxury hotel group's offering in Dubai, including the One & Only Royal Mirage and One & Only The Palm. CEO of Kerzner International Alan Leibman also discusses forthcoming additions to their portfolio.

Run time: 27:51

'Cut', at The Address

The Austrian superstar chef has just opened a new restaurant at The Address in Downtown Dubai. Cut is the place for great steaks, and we met Executive Chef Raymond Weber and Director Andrey Godzhik to ask - can they fillet?

Run time: 11:24

The Sandance Concerts at Atlantis

Atlantis The Palm is attracting music's big names with Sandance, a series of concerts at this magical venue. Ravini Perera is Senior Vice President Sales at Atlantis, and she tells us who we can expect to see this year.

Run time: 06:06

* Audio content is only available in English.