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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 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 Tim Clark, President of Emirates airline

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

Pacha Ibiza Dubai

One of the most famous names on the club scene, Pacha first opened its doors in Barcelona in 1967 and quickly became a global franchise. Pacha Dubai has just opened in the Madinat Jumeirah, and Steve met the team to discuss just what's in store.

Run time: 08:29

Interview with Patrick Brannelly

Emirates in-flight entertainment recently took top honours for the tenth year in a row at the World Airline Awards. Our Vice President, Corporate Communications Patrick Brannelly joins us with an update on what you can expect from the ice entertainment system.

Run time: 11:12

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 about the star musical acts attracting the crowds.

Run time: 06:06

Food is fun with Frying Pan Adventures

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

Run time: 10.06

The art of glamping

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

Run time: 17:54

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

La Serre – interview with Chef Izu Ani

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

Run time: 06:16

A new addition from Marco Pierre White

The celebrity chef has recently opened a branch of his seafood restaurant in DIFC. CEO of RMAL Hospitality Anthony Liddiard discusses this new and exciting addition to the city's amazing culinary offering.

Run time: 04.21

CUT at The Address

The Austrian superstar chef Wolfgang Puck has just opened a new restaurant at The Address 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

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has been named the best festival in the Middle East for the second year running, and organiser Isobel Abulhoul is delighted. Learn more about this prestigious event in this Emirates Interview.

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

Zabeel Stables

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

Run time: 17:18

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

The Emirates Executive private jet

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

Run time: 09.46

A visit to the Gold Souk

A visit to an authentic souk is a must for any visitor to Dubai. In this Emirates Interview, Steve joins Arabian Adventures Tour Guide Maria Pratta for a stroll through the historic Gold Souk in Bur Dubai.

Run time: 11:41

Introducing Atlantis The Palm

Located at the very end of the 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

Helidubai

Dubai looks stunning from the air, and now you can enjoy the view with a helicopter ride over the city and its beaches. See the 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

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 Maxime Luvara.

Run time: 27.42

Quality shoes from The Cobbler

Young French entrepreneur Sibylle Arnold-Shish recently opened this shop on Marble Walk within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The Cobbler sells high quality shoes and offers the chance to have a pair handmade on the premises by renowned bootmaker Morgan Papin.

Run time: 04.35

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. Their guitarist and songwriter Assaad Lakkis talks to Steve about concerts with Sting and Sade, and Bull Funk Zoo’s big future plans.

Run time: 7.49

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 company owners Bradley Festraets and Shadi Awad.

Run time: 10:11

The Yellow Boat

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

Run time: 07:29

Presenting the 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 five-star hotel. Steve Harvey checks in.

Run time: 10:37

Interview with Ian Selley, Head Coach, Arsenal Soccer School

Emirates is a long-term sponsor of Arsenal, so it’s 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

* Audio content is only available in English.