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                               20. Ireland                                 40. South Africa
  2. Australia                            21. Italy                                     41. Spain
  3. Austria                               22. Jordan                                42. Sri Lanka
  4. Algeria                               23. Kenya                                  43. Sweden
  5. Bangladesh                       24. Malaysia                             44. Switzerland
  6. Belgium                             25. Maldives                             45. Tanzania
  7. Brazil                                 26. Malta                                  46. Thailand
  8. Canada                             27. Martinique (France)           47. The Netherlands
  9. China                                28. Mauritius                            48. United Arab Emirates
  10. Croatia                              29. Morocco                            49. United Kingdom
  11. Czech Republic                30. New Zealand                    50. United States
  12. Denmark                           31. Nigeria                               51. Vietname
  13. France                              32. Norway                              52. Wales (UK)
  14. Germany                          33. Philippines                         53. Zimbabwe
  15. Ghana                              34. Russia                                 54. Oman
  16. Guinea                              35. Saint Lucia
  17. Hong Kong                       36. Scotland
  18. Hungary                           37. Senegal
  19. India                                 38. Seychelles
  20. Indonesia                         39. Signapore

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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