On 25th October 1985, Emirates flew its first routes out of Dubai with just two aircraft—a leased Boeing 737 and Airbus 300 B4 – and it has since been characterised by two key features: continuous explosive growth and a constant focus on top quality service. Some of the great services that Emirates offers are: multi-course gourmet meals including complimentary wines in all cabins; over 1200 channels of on-demand entertainment; phone, email and SMS from your seat; complimentary Chauffeur-drive service available in 55 markets around the world; First and Business Class lounges in select destinations around the world; and much more.
Emirates currently operate services to 100 destinations in 62 countries around the world and the network is expanding constantly.
For many travelers, one of the central sources of angst and confusion is how to tip in a manner that is neither miserly, nor extravagant. Travelers run into far more situations where tipping is a concern than they would in their everyday life at home. And it’s made more uncomfortable due to the fact that when visiting abroad, the customs are foreign and easily misunderstood. Taxi drivers, porters, valets, waiters, and barbers/hairstylists are just some of the people you will encounter who will provide you with a service, and may or may not expect or require a gratuity.
The first key to understanding tipping is realizing the situation at hand. Starting with restaurants, the general rule is between 10-20% of the bill before taxes. Some people choose to tip extra if they feel the service is outstanding, while many will leave a small tip or not tip at all if they feel the service is terrible.