Emirates’ First Class on their new 777 is something else!

Emirates is in a different league with respect to the Enclosed Suites cabins, something they have been putting on their planes since 2003 when they first launched the concept in their A340-500. Emirates just launched their new Emirates First Class Suites in a press conference and will be doing a reveal later in the day along with a trip on to this plane where they have the real seats inside. But we got pictures of how the new Suites will look like!

Inspired by Mercedes-Benz, Emirates’ new First Class cabin on the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft features a sleek modern design. Think soft leather seating, hi-tech control panels, mood lighting, and meticulous attention to detail. Laid out in a 1-1-1 configuration, each of the six fully enclosed private suites has floor to ceiling doors, and offer a window view.

Private suites in the middle of the cabin have virtual windows which project the view from outside the aircraft, using real-time camera technology. The seats in each suite also feature a “zero gravity” seat function inspired by NASA technology for unmatched comfort.

Created in collaboration with Boeing, Rockwell Collins interior system, Jacques Pierre Jean Design studio, Panasonic, and Seattle-based design firm Teague, each private suite combines smart technologies and intelligent design features to deliver function as well as luxury and comfort. The new First Class cabin interior also uses a whole new palette of colours featuring soft greys, cream and champagne, delivering an open and airy feel, with quiet and timeless luxury.

An artistic motif representing the Ghaf (prosopis cineraria) tree is seen throughout the aircraft. An indigenous evergreen plant, the Ghaf is a considered the national tree of the United Arab Emirates and has deep cultural and ecological significance. It is one of the species of flora that can be found in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, which Emirates supports.

Here are some of the main features of the new Suites. Well, of course, elaborate on this later when we see the real suites and sit in them.

  • 6 luxurious private suites with floor to ceiling doors, set in a 1-1-1 configuration
  • The suite is 84 inches long, and the doors reach up to 6 feet and 9 inches high
  • Each roomy suite offers up to 40 square feet of thoughtfully designed privacy. This amount of space enables a customer to comfortably change within the privacy of the suite
  • The seat is 78 inches long, and up to 30 inches wide. It reclines from an upright position to a fully flat bed.
  • The electrically-operated leg rest, backrest, headrest, armrest, seat frame, leg rest extension and seat pan extension enable the seat to convert to a “zero gravity” seat setting inspired by NASA technology. The seats also convert to pre-set positions (upright, dining, lounge, bed lounge or bed) or to any intermediate position to suit personal preferences
  • Private suites in the middle row have virtual windows, allowing customers to admire the view regardless of which suite they are in. A feature exclusive to Emirates.
  • Personal mini bar featuring refreshing snacks and drinks
  • Video call feature, allows customers to order room service from the comfort of their suite
  • Ample space for work, reading, or dining, with a work desk and pull-out dining table measuring 29 inches by 19 inches
  • Special insert within the desk features stationery and Byredo skincare and fragrances
  • A cocktail table which extends from the suite console
  • Full length wardrobe, overhead stowage, baggage storage in the seat armrest, and extra storage space below the TV for bags or shoes
  • 32 inch FULL HD LCD screen linked to Emirates’ award-winning ice in-flight entertainment (IFE) system. The next generation of IFE screens offer improved and superior image quality with ultra-wide viewing angles, touch screen and LED backlight
  • 13-inch touch screen wireless seat controls for Emirates’ ice in-flight entertainment system, and seat functions
  • A PC power outlet, dual USB port, HDMI port, USB C port and RJU headphone jack
  • Each suite is fitted with chandelier-style lights
  • 10 ambient mood lighting settings with 7 different colour schemes that customers can control in their suite
  • Temperature control within each private suite

Of course, there will be a lot more to speak about these once we get to see the seats in action later in the day, but for now, this looks like WOW!  Space looks not over the top, and this is the product of a few great brands coming together such as Emirates and Mercedes Benz.

Here is a video.

These suites coming hopefully soon, also on the A380 when Emirates can figure out how to fit them out!

What do you think about these new suites?

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