Emirates are well known for being great with families. In general, the Middle- Eastern airlines are the ones which provide great facilities overall. From on-demand movies, TV and games to complimentary beverages and meals in economy , it certainly makes flying with kids easier. Business and First are something else, including showers and every seat being a window seat on some aircraft!
So what can you expect on an Emirates flight with kids? I’ve a detailed review of the whole flight experience here, but in this article I will cover all the facilities, which may help you decide what to pack or leave at home.
Emirates Airline Kids’ Facilities
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TV and Games on board Emirates.
Emirates have a system called ICE: Information, Communication and Entertainment. From cameras showing the view as if you were in flight deck, or the journey map, it helps keep you up to date with where you are. Phones are available at every seat, and you can even phone seat to seat should you be separated or in a large group.
For adults, you can watch major sporting events and breaking news coverage in real time on select aircraft. There are over 3,500 channels to choose from overall!
Flying Emirates With Kids
For younger children, you can pre-request a child’s meal or for a baby, a baby meal. An example is above. A baby meal will consist of jars of pureed baby food. Emergency bottles of milk (in very limited supply) are available too.
Kids’ Activity Travel Packs
Emirates have partnered with Lonely Planet Kids to offer a fab selection of activities to keep little ones entertained. The video below shows the whole selection, including a peek inside the books! (Hint: There is much more than you can see in the clip image.)
Airline Baby Bassinet Position
Emirates have several bassinet positions on board. As with all airlines, they have certain weight/age restrictions. To compare other airlines, please see this guide on bassinets. Babies legs must face towards the aisle and babies need to be removed if its turbulent.
Updated Autumn 2018 Kids’ Packs
There are a few changes already.These include blanket style, types of games etc. This video shows the latest toys Emirates provides since November 2018.
Do let me know if you enjoyed the Emirates kids’ activity packs? Are they the best you have seen? If not, what would you like to see onboard?