Emirates Country Count

You asked so I’ve listened! A lot of you wanted to know which countries I’ve visited and in the two years I’ve been flying, I’m happy to share with you that I’ve touched down in over 50!

Emirates flies to 150+ destinations across 6 continents, but not everyone of these flights are layovers for our Cabin Crew. Sometimes we operate turnarounds, where we fly to a country and return to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (our home base) on the same day. We also have stopovers, where we land in a country, let some passengers disembark and welcome new ones onboard before continuing on to our final destination (i.e. LCA-MLA or MLE-CMB). I don’t count turnarounds or stopover countries on my list because we are unable to leave the plane and explore them.

That being said, here is the full list of places I’ve been:

  1. Angola                               17. Ireland                                 33. Seychelles
  2. Australia                            18. Italy                                     34. Signapore
  3. Austria                               19. Malaysia                             35. South Africa
  4. Bangladesh                       20. Maldives                            36. Spain
  5. Belgium                             21. Malta                                  37. Sri Lanka
  6. Brazil                                 22. Martinique (France)        38. Sweden
  7. Canada                             23. Mauritius                            39. Switzerland
  8. China                                24. Morocco                             40. Tanzania
  9. Denmark                          25. New Zealand                      41. Thailand
  10. France                              26. Nigeria                               42. The Netherlands
  11. Germany                           27. Norway                              43. United Arab Emirates
  12. Guinea                              28. Philippines                         44. United Kingdom
  13. Hong Kong                       29. Russia                                45. United States
  14. Hungary                           30. St. Lucia                             46. Vietnam
  15. India                                 31. Scotland (UK)                     47. Zimbabwae
  16. Indonesia                         32. Senegal

Countries I’ve touched down in, but never visited include: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Cyprus*, Egypt, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Zambia*. These places are within a 4-5 hour flying radius outside of Dubai (except Zambia which is 7 hours) making them turnaround flights and not layovers. *Cyprus and Zambia however are stopovers. Meaning that again, we drop passengers off in these countries and pick new ones up before continuing on to our final destination.

It’s hard to believe that when I first joined, I’d only visited 5 countries! As I enter into my third year flying for Emirates, I’m hoping to cross off a few more before returning home to Canada. That leaves me wondering, which countries have you been to?

Next Stop: Malta 🇲🇹

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  1. Amy
    January 5, 2018 / 12:42 pm

    Hey, great blog! how did you create the two maps with countries busted etc?

    • Lipstick And Luggage
      January 13, 2018 / 5:30 pm

      The first is from Emirates.com and the second is from an app called Been.

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