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Emirates Celebrates 20 Years of Successful Operations to Dar es Salaam

Emirates, the world's best airline according to TripAdvisor 2017, today celebrates 20 years of operations in Tanzania, during which time it carried nearly 2.3 million customers between Dar es Salaam and Dubai.

Emirates started flights between the two cities on 28 October 

1997 with a twice weekly service linked with Kenya's capital 

Nairobi, using an Airbus A310. Following consistent growth 

indemand for seats, the route became a non-stop and daily 

service in December 2016. Today, Emirates operates a 

Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the route with eight private 

suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seat in Business Class and 

310 spacious seats in Economy Class.

Dar es Salaam has since become one of Emirates' most 

popular destinations in east Africa. The city itself is rich in 

culture and local history, and offers visitors easy access to 

the country's vast natural beauty, from Africa's highest 

mountain, Kilimanjaro, to its world famous wildlife reserves 

and tropical off shore islands. Besides a growing and vibrant 

tourism industry, Tanzania also offers business and trade 


"Twenty years of continuous service between Dar es Salaam 

and Dubai is a significant milestone and measure of our 

success in Tanzania. It also highlights the importance of the 

country as major tourism and business destination that's 

ableto attract visitors from major markets across our 

worldwide network. As Emirates, we will continue to connect 

Tanzania and the world and play our part in supporting the 

country in further growing its tourism industry and economy", 

said Orhan Abbas, Emirates' Senior Vice-President, 

Commercial Operations, Africa.

"I also want to thank the Government of Tanzania, all our 

local stakeholders, business partners and staff led by our 

Country Manager, RashedAlfajeer, for their supporting and 

contribution to our success to date," he added.

In the 2016-2017 financial year, Emirates carried over 

94,000 customers on the route, with most visitors to the 

country coming from the United Kingdom, United States, 

UAE, India, China, Germany and Australia, while 

Tanzanians' most popular places to visit include all of these 

as well as Saudi Arabia.

All customers travelling on Emirates' Boeing 777 between 

Dar es Salaam and Dubai enjoy the famous hospitality of the 

airline's multinational cabin crew, including Tanzanian 

nationals, gourmet cuisine and award winning inflight 

entertainment, with over 2,500 channels of on-demand audio 

and visual entertainment, from the latest movies, music, 

games and audiobooks, as well as generous baggage 


Emirates flight EK726 departs Dar es Salaam daily at 

1645hrs and arrives in Dubai at 2320hrs, while the return 

flight EK725 departs Dubai at 1030hrs and arrives in Dar es 

Salaam at 1500hrs.

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