For the first time, Emirate Airlines is expanding its route to include Miami, Florida’s second-largest city. Beginning July 22, 2021, a four-times-weekly service will be available between Miami and Dubai. Flyers travelling from Dubai International Airport to Miami International Airport will connect with a direct flight for the first time.
Emirates has selected Boeing 777-300R to provide non-stop, four times a week service. The Aircraft include eight private suites in First class, 42 flat-lying seats in Business Class, and 304 roomy seats in Economy Class.
Flights will leave Dubai just after 3 a.m. and arrive in Miami at 11 a.m. Return flights leave Florida around 9:10 p.m., arriving in the UAE around 7:35 p.m. the next day. Non-stop flights will take approximately 14 and a half hours.
The new route to the Magic City, which spans more than 12,000 kilometers, follows Emirates’ October launch of cargo flights to Miami. This brings Emirates’ total number of US destinations to 12. With the addition of Miami, Emirates will now provide over 26,000 seats across various beautiful gateways in the United States on over 70 weekly flights, including Boston, Chicago, New York, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, and Orlando.
Emirates airlines Chairman and Chief Executive, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, stated their commitment to the US market: “Launching a non-stop service to Miami at this time demonstrates our confidence in travel recovery as countries complete vaccination programs and put in place rules for the safe return of flight and travel activities, particularly in the United States and the United Arab Emirates. It also demonstrates our commitment to the US market, which Emirates now services with over 70 weekly flights from 12 different airports.”
“We think that our new route will be highly received across our global network, as well as by travelers in Southern Florida, South America, and the Caribbean who can easily access Dubai and our wider network via Miami’s various air carrier links. With this new route, we hope to facilitate even more tourism and commercial options in and out of Florida, as well as provide our clients with the award-winning Emirates experience.”
This route will serve as a replacement for Emirates’ four-weekly service to Fort Lauderdale, which was discontinued in August of last year. Fort Lauderdale is located in South Florida, some 40 kilometers north of Miami. The new route will also complement the existing trade ties provided by Emirates SkyCargo, the airline’s freight business, which has been flying cargo to Miami regularly since October 2020.
Miami International Airport noted that its beaches and varied culture are Florida’s busiest airports for international travelers. It is an exciting destination with a diverse range of food, art, and entertainment opportunities. With all of the multi-faceted health precautions in place, travel demand and consumer confidence continue to rise, and the new route will appeal to Emirates’ leisure and business travelers boosting tourism and trade opportunities.
“I am overjoyed that Emirates will be bringing its award-winning service to Miami-Dade County, linking our city for the first time in our history to the popular worldwide destination of Dubai,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “I eagerly anticipate their four weekly flights and the significant economic impact they are predicted to have on our County.”
” Emirates announcing first-ever Dubai service is one of the proudest moments in MIA’s history. MIA’s position as a premier global gateway and Florida’s busiest airport for foreign travelers is strengthened with the addition of Dubai to our growing list of top destinations throughout the world,” added Lester Sola, MIA Director, and CEO.
The United States is on Abu Dhabi’s Green List. This means that visitors arriving from anywhere in the United States and continuing to the UAE capital will not be required to pass through quarantine.
Emirates has safely and steadily resumed operations across its network, ensuring the highest levels of safety and hygiene for its customers at all times. Following Covid 19, Emirates is doing everything possible to ensure the health and well-being of its consumers. Emirates has adopted a comprehensive set of safety procedures at every level of the customer journey to protect customers’ health and secure their safety.