Emirates welcomes its 100th A380 aircraft with special deals

Emirates Airbus A380
Updated 16 September 2017
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Emirates welcomes its 100th A380 aircraft with special deals

Emirates will celebrate a milestone in aviation history when it welcomes the delivery of its 100th A380 aircraft later this year. The airline is calling Saudi travelers to join in the celebration with special fares to the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Indian Ocean, Europe, UK and North America.
Bookings have to be made from Tuesday to Sept. 21, for travel between Friday and Dec. 7.
Celebratory A380 fares to popular destinations from Saudi Arabia include Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Maldives, Munich, Paris, London, Canada, Los Angeles and New York while prices start from SR880 ($235) for economy class and SR3,480 for business class.
The Emirates A380 has been in service for over nine years, and Emirates claims to be the world’s largest operator of the aircraft. The airline now operates A380 flights to 48 destinations across six continents, almost a third of its global network. This year Emirates introduced the A380 on routes to Sao Paulo, Casablanca and Nice.
On the Emirates A380, first class passengers can relax in one of 14 flat-bed, massage-equipped private suites. The cabin also has two onboard shower spas. Business class passengers can relax in seats that convert to flat beds up to 87 inches long, whilst those traveling in economy class can stretch out in seats with a pitch of up to 33 inches. Across all classes, travelers can enjoy a selection of over 2,500 channels on its inflight entertainment system, ice. The airline said its newest version of the Emirates A380 features the widest individual in-seat economy class screens in the industry, measuring in at 13.3 inches.
Emirates operates to four gateways in Saudi Arabia: Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Madinah utilising its Boeing and Airbus fleet.


Middlesex University Dubai doctorate for LuLu chairman

The UAE’s Minister of Tolerance Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan awarded the doctorate to Yusuff Ali M.A., LuLu Group chairman and managing director.
Updated 20 November 2018
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Middlesex University Dubai doctorate for LuLu chairman

Middlesex University Dubai recently conferred an honorary doctorate on businessman and philanthropist Yusuff Ali M.A., LuLu Group chairman and managing director. The UAE’s Minister of Tolerance Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan was the chief guest of the graduation event. 

While addressing the graduates and dignitaries, Sheikh Nahyan stressed the importance of education, which he said defines the character of an individual. Sheikh Nahyan further said that investing in education is like investing in the future, which also shapes the values of citizens. He urged students to continuously learn as it is a never-ending process. 

Sheikh Nahyan congratulated Ali on receiving the honorary doctorate, saying: “Yusuff Ali played an important role in strengthening the relationship between India and the UAE and for setting benchmarks in entrepreneurial leadership.”

He praised Ali’s “commitment to fellow human beings” and described him as a person with an “impressive record of achievements.”

More than 300 students were also awarded graduation degrees by Sheikh Nahyan. Also present on the occasion were Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Hamad Abdulla Al-Shamsi, chairman of Amanat Holding, and other dignitaries.