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The Flying Diaries : BOM - BRU - BOM ( Emirates First & Business )

The Belgian Grand Prix was the second race in 2017 that I had the opportunity of attending. Emirates offers only service to Brussels so it was imperative to have bookings done on time. I decided on a Mixed Class Journey - First to Brussels and Business on Return.

The Outbound Journey was on 22nd August and the Return on 30th August

Mumbai - Brussels ( 22nd August 2017 ) :

Shots from the First and Business Class Lounge in Mumbai :

Midnight Binging in the Lounge!

They also have A-La-Carte on offer for Guests flying First Class :

Kathi Rolls, delicious as ever!

The First Class Suite, a new Airbus A380 this :

Mumbai - Dubai Breakfast Menu :

ICE - Emirates Award Winning In-flight Entertainment System :

Takeoff from Mumbai ( Video Link ) :

Enjoying some Yogurt and Poha for breakfast :

A Short Haul journey, so the Bar bears a deserted look in front of the First Class Cabins :

Dubai awaits our arrival!

Touchdown Dubai International Airport :

Landing at Dubai International Airport ( Video Link ) :

First Class Lounge at Dubai Airport :

The 2nd leg of the Trip was in a Boeing 777-300ER and the layout is slightly different to the Airbus A380. I feel the seats are slightly wider.

The Goodies Basket, Mini Bar and Arabian Dates with Arabian Coffee!

Taxiing to the Runway. Emirates Airlines all around us!

Enroute to Brussels!

Takeoff from Dubai bound for Brussels ( Video Link ) :

Lunch Menu :

Arabic Mezze, Prawn Machbous and Sticky Date Pudding!

The Bed is made, Time for a snooze!

Nearing touchdown at Brussels :

Brussels International Airport!

Landing at Brussels International Airport ( Video Link ) :

A Mercedes S Class to ferry me to the Hotel :

Brussels - Mumbai ( 30th August 2017 ) :

Mercedes E Class for the return pickup :

Enroute to the Airport :

The First and Business Class Lounge in Brussels. The Mousse was excellent :

My Business Class seat for the 1st leg of the return journey :

Live TV on offer onboard!

The Pushback and it was time for takeoff :

Goodbye Brussels :

Takeoff from Brussels ( Video Link ) :

Lunch Menu :

Lunch is served!

Touching down in Dubai :

Touchdown at Dubai ( Video Link ) :

The Business Class Lounge in Dubai :

I was boarding my flight for Mumbai when I got informed that Emirates had upgraded me to First Class! Well Thank you!

First Class Suite :

Breakfast Menu :

Making our way to the Runway :

Takeoff from Dubai bound for Mumbai ( Video Link ) :

Some Crisps, Pakodas and Cappuccino :

Descending into Mumbai :

A Lovely morning at Mumbai International Airport :

Landing at Mumbai ( Video Link ) :

Emirates once again ensured that I had a memorable trip. The Upgrade to First Class for the Final leg of the Trip was really appreciated since it was a Red Eye Flight from Dubai. Being a Gold Member on Emirates always has its perks!

Emirates First and Business Class Experience to Cape Town is up next!

The Flying Diaries : BOM - LHR - BOM ( Emirates First ) ( June 2017 )

The ICC Champions Trophy was held in the UK in June 2017. I was blessed with the opportunity of attending 3 games. This would be my first experience of watching a cricket match overseas.
The Match Seats were reserved, flights booked and I was off to London Heathrow with Emirates in First Class.

I chose EK029 this time instead of EK 01. This allowed me more time in the Lounge and I was the only passenger in First Class!

The Outbound Flight was on 6th June and the return on 20th June.

Mumbai - London ( 6th June 2017 ) :

The GVK First and Business Class Lounge :

A-La-Carte dining on offer in the First Class Section :

The Buffet Spread :

Kathi Roll and the Molten Chocolate Cake, an absolute delight!

A Warm Welcome to the A380 Suite :

My Seat for the 3 hour flight to Dubai :

The Breakfast Menu :

Taxiing to the Runway :

Taking off from Mumbai ( Video Link ) :

Emirates' In-Flight Entertainment System - ICE i.e. Information, Communication & Entertainment offers a wide array of options for flyers

A Cappuccino will suffice please!

A Beautiful Sunrise beckons on the Horizon!

Flying into Dubai :

Nearing Touchdown into Dubai :

Landing at Dubai International Airport :

Beautiful morning at Dubai International Airport :

A spacious and relatively empty First Class Lounge in Dubai :

An elegant First Class Suite enroute to London. I was the only flyer in First Class!

Goodies Basket, Arabian Coffee and Dates to start the journey with!

Taxiing to the Runway :


Taking off from Dubai bound for Heathrow ( Video Link ) :

The Menu for the journey!

Lunch Service!

A Well Stocked Bar in the First Class Section :

The Emirates Insignia proudly displayed onboard

An Empty First Class :

A Quick tour of the First Class Suite ( Part 1 ) :

A Tour of the First Class Suite ( Part 2 ) :

After a hearty lunch, I decided to head down to the Business Class Lounge.

Some shots of the Lounge Seating Area, offering some stunning views of the sky.

Shots of the Lounge bar :

Business Class seats, 76 in all :

I returned to my seat and my Bed was set! It was time for a siesta before going in for a shower before landing into Heathrow :

Some Shots of the Shower Suite offered onboard, yes a shower at 40,000 feet!

A refreshing shower and we were nearing our destination :

Hovering over London :

Heathrow Airport!

Landing at Heathrow International Airport ( Video Link ) :

Heathrow the busiest airport in the world catering to numerous airlines!

Well hello Emirates!

A Mercedes Benz S500 to ferry me to my friend's home!

Enroute to Stanmore :

London - Mumbai ( 20th June 2017 ) :

The Return pickup too was in an elegant Mercedes S500 :

Driving to Heathrow :

A Brisk Check-in, Fast Track Security Check and Immigration and it was time to unwind in the Lounge :

The Spread :

Some views from the Lounge :

Heathrow is one of the few airports ( other than Dubai ) that offers boarding from the Lounge :

Shots of the First Class Suite :

Making our way to the runway :

Bye Bye London...until next time :

Takeoff from Heathrow International Airport ( Video Link ) :

The Dinner Menu to Dubai :

Mocktail, Nuts and Crisps kick off the Dinner Service!