2018 Abu Dhabi GP was the last race of the season and I had the opportunity of attending the same. 2013 was the last time I flew to the UAE for F1. It also was my last journey of the Old Terminal of Mumbai International Airport.
The Outbound Journey was on 22nd November 2018 and the Return Journey on 27th November 2018.
Mumbai - Dubai ( Emirates Business ) ( 22nd November 2018 ) :
Packed and ready!
Emirates have revamped their Chauffeur services with the introduction of the BMW 520d Luxury Edition for ferrying its guests to the airport :
Shots of the Lounge :
The View of the Airport..mesmerizing :
The Business Class onboard Boeing 777-300ER, not the upgraded version this time :
The Menu onboard :
Preparing for Takeoff :
Takeoff Video Link :
Lunch, Paneer Makhani and Chocolate Mousse Cake :
The Descent into Dubai :
Touchdown Dubai International Airport :
Landing at Dubai ( Video Link ) :
Another BMW 520d Luxury Edition for pickup at Dubai Airport :
Dubai - Mumbai ( Emirates Business ) ( 27th November 2018 ) :
The Chauffeur Service to the airport :
The Business Class Lounge, Classy as ever :
A lipsmacking spread in the Lounge :
The New Business Class onboard the Boeing 777-200LR. This is a 2 class Boeing which has Business and Economy Class only.
Time for Pushback :
Taxiing to the Runway :
The Onboard Cameras :
Prepare for Takeoff :
Takeoff from Dubai ( Video Link ) :
Bye Bye Dubai, see you next time :
The Dinner Menu :
A spread of small bites in the Boeing 777-200LR
Dinner Service, Paneer Butter Masala, Chocolate and fig Mousse Cake :
Landing at Mumbai in the evening :
Touchdown in Mumbai ( Video Link ) :
Another BMW to ferry me home :
It was a great experience flying with Emirates in 2018. A Big Thank you for their Hospitality! Looking forward to many more memories and Journeys in 2019!