Emirates Airlines unveiled its new state of the art First Class suites on their brand new Boeing 777-300ERs, and with it, has pushed the benchmark for a luxurious appointment in the sky. On its inaugural flight from Dubai to Brussels, the new first class suites of Emirates Airlines’ brand new Boeing 777-300ER was sold out because luxury travellers were eager to experience what has been dubbed a ‘game changer.’ It raises the bar on two fronts – luxury and technology.

To begin with, features available on previous first-class offerings have been given an upgrade. To them, new and unique features have been added.

Each flight offers only six fully enclosed private suites in a spacious 1-1-1 configuration. Each suite offers 40 square feet of cabin space, fully enclosed by a floor to ceiling sliding door, providing the guest complete privacy. The suite is finished in hues of beige, and light grey tones to create an airy and spacious environment.

The suites were created in collaboration with some of the finest brands in their fields. Mercedes-Benz collaborated on the designing of the all-new “buttery” soft leather seat manufactured by Rockwell Collins. Its pièce de résistance is a setting known as ‘zero-gravity.’ Based on research done by NASA, it imparts a sense of weightlessness by alleviating pressure on the elbows, back, and neck. The guests also have complete control over the choice of lighting intensity and color, as well as temperature, via a touch screen console.

For those suites in the middle which do not have a window to look out of, Emirates has teamed up with Boeing to offer something truly unique: “Virtual Windows.” These are real-time projections of the exterior on flat-screen displays set behind mock windows to create the illusion of actually looking out of the aircraft window.