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Washington DC to Dubai on Emirates Airlines

Starting from the Emirates gate at Washington Dulles (IAD) the experience of flying Emirates Airlines once again was thrilling. They have more than adequate staff making an attempt to answer passengers questions and assist travelers with kids and those needing assistance. The flight takes off at 10.55 a.m a odd time but also convenient since Dulles airport (IAD) is not too busy at this time and the flight reaches Dubai at a very convenient time of 8.30 a.m in the morning. Entertainment: The flight is a 13 hour flight from Washington DC to Dubai. The aircraft is a Boeing 777 ER and economy is configured 3-4-3 seating. All the seats have a in-flight entertainment console. Soon after take off  kids get a special bag of goodies which includes amenities like their own toothpaste and coloring book. The ICE (Inflight Entertainment System) has a great choice of games and programs for kids. The in-flight crew made the travel seem like you were in a hotel/ resort rather than on a plane.

Emirates from Washington DC to Dubai

My first flight on Emirates airlines was in 2003 flying United to London and then on to Dubai and Hyderabad on Emirates. The difference was astounding in service, comfort and care. Washington DC (iad) is now a strong hub for flights to the Middle East. Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Emirates, United all fly to Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. United flies to Dubai, Kuwait and Bahrain. Saudis has a flight to Jeddah but no one flies via Jeddah to Asia.  Emirates EK 232 flies out of Washington Dulles in the morning at 10:55 am unlike other airlines that start in the evening. I think this is a bold move. Very convenient for business  travelers to start the day in Dubai. Hyderabad arrival is at 830 pm instead of the usual 2 or 3 in the morning. Emirates takes special care of kids. We still have the Dr.Seuss books my daughter got in 2003. My son got another book this trip and he is thrilled. Food is usually great and it's a very comfortable flight. Emirates gives you a kit for king fights that