In its first 5 years of operations, Emirates grew its network to 14 destinations
1985- Dubai, Mumbai, Delhi, Karachi, 1986- Amman, Colombo, Cairo, Dhaka, 1987- Male, London Gatwick, Frankfurt, Istanbul, 1988- Damascus, 1989- Jeddah, Kuwait
By the turn of the millennium, Emirates had grown its global network to 50 destination cities
1990- Riyadh, Tehran, Singapore,Manila, Manchester, 1991- London Heathrow, Hong Kong, Beirut, 1992- Paris, Rome, Zurich, Jakarta, 1993- Dammam, Muscat, 1994- Nice, Larnaca, 1995- Johannesburg, Nairobi, 1996- Athens, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, 1997- Dar-es-salaam, 1998- Malta, Peshawar, 1999- Islamabad, Lahore, Munich
Emirates signs a GBP100 million deal with English Premiership club Arsenal, including naming rights to its new stadium for 15 years and shirt sponsorship for eight years, starting from the 2006/07 season.
Renewed in 2012 and 2018, this is the longest running shirt partnership in the Premier League, and one of the longest relationships in world sport.
Emirates makes history with an order for 42 Boeing 777s in a deal worth $9.7 billion. This was the largest-ever Boeing 777 order at the time. Today, Emirates is the world’s biggest operator of 777 aircraft.
Expanding global network
2000- Bahrain, Sydney, Entebbe, Milan, Chennai, Birmingham, 2001- Dusseldorf, Hyderabad, 2002- Casablanca, Khartoum, Perth, Mauritius, Osaka, Kochi, 2003- Moscow, Auckland, Brisbane, 2004- Lagos, Accra, Shanghai, Glasgow, Vienna, New York, Christchurch, 2005- Seychelles, Seoul, Thiruvananthapuram, 2006- Abidjan, Hamburg, Kolkata, Addis Ababa, Beijing, Tunis, Bengaluru, 2007- Venice, Newcastle, Sao Paulo, Ahmedabad, Toronto, Houston, 2008- Cape Town, Guangzhou, Los Angeles, San Francisco, 2009- Durban, Luanda
Concourse A, the world’s first purpose-built A380 facility opens at Dubai International, expanding the airport’s capacity to 75 million per year.
Home to Emirates’ A380 fleet, Concourse A features dedicated Emirates First and Business Class lounges spanning over 19,000m 2, with direct boarding to the upper deck of the A380 aircraft.
Connecting the world to, and through, Dubai
2010- Tokyo-Narita, Amsterdam, Prague, Madrid, Dakar, Medina, 2011- Basra, Geneva, Copenhagen, St Petersburg, Baghdad, 2012- Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Lusaka, Harare, Dallas Fort Worth, Seattle, Ho Chi Minh, Barcelona, Lisbon, Washington DC, Adelaide, Lyon, Phuket, 2013- Warsaw, Algiers, Tokyo-Haneda, Stockholm, Clark, Conakry, Sialkot, Kabul, 2014- Taipei, Boston, Abuja, Chicago, Oslo, Brussels, Budapest, 2015- Bali, Orlando, Bologna, Istanbul via Sabiha Gokcen Airport, 2016- Cebu, Hanoi, Yangon, Fort Lauderdale, 2017- Newark, Zagreb, Phnom Penh, 2018- London Stansted, Santiago de Chile, Edinburgh, 2019- Porto, Mexico City (from 9 December)