Yesterday at the Dubai Air Show, Emirates new First Class Suites were unveiled to media boasting floor to ceiling walls and an interior inspired by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the car that will chauffeur passengers to and from Dubai Airport.
Emirates new First Class suites come hot on the tail of Singapore Airlines who unveiled their new First Class offering last week, which doesn’t look as lavish but certainly boasts more space, with a dedicated bed.
The new Boeing 777 First Class cabin will have 6 suites in a 1-1-1 configuration, which can be light and temperature controlled to each guests specification. Once inside the suite, cabin crew can be called via a video conferencing device to place food and drink orders, with food delivered via a hatch in the suite wall. When you’ve decided to grab a kip, the seat moves closer to the windows once converted to a bed, giving guests enough space to change into the PJ’s inside their suite instead of having to visit the bathrooms. Window light is restricted entry via fancy curtains instead of window shades and central suites will boast virtual windows with a real-time display.
While the windows are open, guests can take advantage of binoculars for gazing and an ‘inspiration kit’ alongside ‘His and Hers’ Bvlgari amenity kits, a Byredo facial toner, eye cream, sleep oil and pillow mist. Bowers & Wilkins headphones will be issued to make the most of the grand 32-inch screen.
“Emirates pioneered the First Class private suite concept back in 2003, and today it’s the industry benchmark when it comes to first-class travel,” CEO Tim Clark said on Sunday, describing the 3.7m² suite as “a real game-changer in terms of privacy, comfort, and thoughtful luxury.”
The new first-class suites will debut on flights from Dubai to Brussels and Geneva from next month, while Brisbane and Perth were mentioned as possible candidates for the new planes arriving in 2018.
As yet there is no discussion about retrofitting current 777s or A380’s which manage the majority of trips to and from Australia!