About Emirates (EK)

Emirates (EK) is the leading airline of the Middle East, operating flights to 150 destinations in 80 countries from its main hub at Dubai International Airport. The airline is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, boasting more than 3,600 flights a week to all six inhabited continents. It is especially renowned for the longest nonstop passenger flight from Dubai to Auckland. Emirates is among the rare carriers to operate a fleet of strictly wide-body aircraft from the Boeing and Airbus families. And unlike most world-class airlines, Emirates does not belong to a global airline alliance — e.g. Oneworld, SkyTeam or Star Alliance — but relies codeshare agreements to expand its range of destinations.

  Popular Destinations

Emirates flies to multiple cities in China, India, Australia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, the U.K, and the U.S., with Beijing, Mumbai, Sydney, Lahore, Riyhad, London, and New York among its top destinations. Meanwhile, other popular destinations include Sao Paolo, Stockholm, Guangzhou, and Manila. Many of Emirates most popular routes serve lesser-traveled places like Comoros, Bahrain, Senegal, Iraq, Guinea, and Ethiopia. The Caribbean is only region of the world that isn’t serviced by a non-stop flight on Emirates — but like anything else, that could change. Emirates is in fact the world’s fourth largest airline in terms of international passengers-flown.

  Choosing your car

It’s possible to save on an Emirates car rental when you hook up with National, Dollar, Sixt, Hertz, Avis, Alamo, and Budget, and our service can help grease the wheels of the partnership, leading to an even better deal on a cheap car rental. You’ll be welcome to select from a generous range of vehicles, from minicars to 7-12 seater minivans, compact sedans to SUVs, and economy cars to luxury and premium 4-door sedans.

  Tips for Emirates Passengers Renting Cars


Generally speaking, most car hire companies would prefer if you used a credit card to secure and pay for your rental, particularly one with enough available credit to cover the excess (deductible) of the Collision/Loss Damage Waiver (CDW/LDW). However, debit cards may be used in certain locations.


Emirates car rentals include free cancellation and amendments, CDW/LDW and Theft Protection (TP), unlimited mileage, and third-party liability insurance.


When renting a car from an airport, in many cases, you’ll be asked to present proof of a return flight when picking up the car. If you don’t, the car hire company won’t release the car.


To avoid a number of post-rental surcharges, it’s extremely important to read your rental agreement from start to finish. That way, you’ll know that returning the car before the last day of the rental agreement isn’t going to save you any money. Likewise, it may not be a money-saving move to bring your own child booster seat, when it’s cheaper to rent one from the provider. The little things often wind up being the most costly.


You must be 25 years or older to rent a car through Emirates, but minimum ages are location specific. You can be as young as 18 to rent a car in New York State. Generally speaking, drivers under 30 tend to get better rates.


Paying to use GPS might not be the most economical decision, especially if your mobile wireless provider offers unlimited international roaming. Avoid the daily GPS charge by using your mobile phone for navigation.