Year established 1985
It is almost impossible to tell the UAE’s story without the mention of Emirates Group, which played a vital role in the Gulf country’s rise from under-developed desert state to a celebrated worldwide destination and genuine global city. Both stories tell the tale of massive growth and development. Emirates grew from operating just two aircraft to now flying the world’s biggest fleet of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s. This month alone, it confirmed the purchase of 36 Airbus A380s worth $16 billion.