Emirates launches A380 flights to Hamburg, Osaka

The inaugural Emirates A380 flight to Osaka, led by Japanese-born Captain Alan Aniceto, left, Captain Ali Kashwani, center, and First Officer Hassan Mohammad, both UAE nationals, departed from Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport on Sunday morning.
Updated 31 October 2018
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Emirates launches A380 flights to Hamburg, Osaka

Emirates has expanded the network of destinations served by its flagship A380 aircraft with the launch of new scheduled A380 services to Hamburg and Osaka this week. 

The inaugural A380 service from Dubai to Osaka landed on Oct. 28 while the second A380 service launch from Dubai to Hamburg landed on Oct. 29. Both aircraft were greeted by traditional water cannon salutes, and VIP delegations from Dubai, Hamburg and Osaka, including Emirates executives, VIP guests, media and industry partners, attended ceremonies in the arrival airports. 

For Emirates, the A380 inaugural flight to Hamburg was a special celebratory event, marking the homecoming of the aircraft to the city where it was manufactured and fitted out. To celebrate the launch, Emirates’ chefs created a special menu allowing passengers to have a taste of the region in flight and enjoy specialty German dishes. As with all Emirates flights to Japan, passengers on board the inaugural flight enjoyed Japanese-inspired cuisine, including traditional Kaiseki menus and specially designed bento boxes. 


Saudi musicians perform at Aloft Hotels concert

Aloft Hotels is Marriott International’s brand for music lovers and music makers.
Updated 20 November 2018
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Saudi musicians perform at Aloft Hotels concert

Aloft Hotels, Marriott International’s brand for music lovers and music makers, licensed by the General Entertainment Authority in Saudi Arabia and in partnership with Eplus, recently organized a music event in Riyadh titled “Music Makers Live @Aloft Hotels.”

Emerging artists were invited to the hotel where selected musicians auditioned along with Hejazi, a popular local band. The performing musicians were in the spotlight at Aloft Riyadh on Nov. 9.

“Saudi Arabia has a great number of very talented artists that are awaiting their opportunity to emerge. With ‘Live at Aloft Hotels’ concert series arriving in the Kingdom we aim to provide local talent with the perfect platform to showcase their music,” said Adel Jubran, general manager at Aloft Hotels.

“At Aloft we love music and we believe this is a great way for us to contribute back to the community through providing another outlet for the Saudi youth to be entertained,” he added.

The artists who participated in the auditions submitted a video file of their best performance along with their personal information via WhatsApp.

The event was part of the “Live At Aloft Hotels” concert series, an international program aimed to support emerging artists around the world by hosting free live music performances. The best performing artists at the live shows receive valuable rewards from Aloft Hotels.

The event partner of “Music Makers Live @Aloft Hotels,” Eplus, is a leading company in the entertainment sector having produced popular events across the Kingdom, including Michael Fadel’s concert in King Abdullah Economic City, “Khan Al-Khalili” festival in Jeddah, and “Bakshat Al-Eid” in Arar.