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Doha to become Emirates’ best connected destination

: Monday, June 30 - 2014 @ 16:05

Doha is to become Emirates’ best served destination with seven daily flights going into the Qatari capital from 1 December.

Doha will take the top spot when it goes from six to seven daily flights, overtaking Bangkok’s six daily services.

The extra flights into Doha are part of a 28 flight boost to the airline’s Middle East services.

Muscat will go from two to three flights a day, Bahrain from three to four daily services and Kuwait will increase from five to six flights daily.

With the changes in place as of 1 December, Emirates will offer 276 weekly flights to destinations across the Middle East out of its industry-leading hub at Dubai International.

“This is a significant enhancement of our services in the region, giving our customers more choice and convenience”, said Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Centre. “With seven flights a day going into Doha, nowhere else on the Emirates’ network will offer as many daily flights. This overtakes Bangkok and is ahead of Singapore and London Heathrow.”

“The extra frequencies will provide even more scope for customers to enjoy our award winning services, such as the ice in-flight entertainment system loaded with up to 1800 channels of movies, TV programmes, games and music, which can all be explored while savouring gourmet chef prepared cuisine,” Sheikh Majid added.

Apart from Doha, Muscat, Bahrain and Kuwait, the airline’s 276 weekly departures to destinations in the airline’s Gulf, Middle East and Iran region (GMEI) also cover the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen.

The additional flights effective 1 December:


EK 864, departing Dubai at 1650hrs and arriving in Muscat at 1800hrs.

EK 865, departing Muscat at 1915hrs and arriving in Dubai at 2015hrs.


EK 833, departing Dubai at 2215hrs and arriving in Bahrain at 2230hrs.

EK834, departing Bahrain at 2355hrs and arriving in Dubai at 0205hrs.


EK 873 departing Dubai at 1010hrs and arriving in Kuwait at 1100hrs.

EK 874 departing Kuwait at 1230hrs and arriving in Dubai at 1510hrs.


EK 881 departing Dubai at 1920hrs and arriving in Doha at 1930hrs.
EK882 departing Doha at 2125hrs and arriving in Dubai at 2330hrs.

Picture 1: An Emirates’ A380 at Dubai International.
Picture 2: Emirates will offer 276 weekly GMEI flights effective 1 December.
Picture 3: Emirates’ customers can watch up to 1800 channels on the ice entertainment system.

Media Contact:
Jonathan Hill, Emirates Corporate Communications, Marketing & Brand
Mob: +97150 6549604; Email: [email protected]

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