Complimentary stopovers in Dubai – inclusive of luxury accommodation – await Emirates’ First Class and Business Class passengers under a new promotion announced by the award-winning, Dubai-based international airline.

This attractive value addition will be available to Emirates passengers flying to or from Cape Town between  April  15 and  June 15 2011; Vienna, Christchurch and Manchester between  May 01and  June 30 2011; Geneva between  July 01 and  August 31 2011; and Copenhagen between  August 01 and  September 30 2011.

First Class passengers will enjoy a free two-night stay at either The Armani Hotel located in Burj Khalifa or Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, located on the Palm Island.

Business Class passengers will receive complimentary premium accommodation at The Address Dubai Marina or Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel. A 96-hour visa for single or double occupancy is also included.

Passengers staying at Dubai Marina and Armani Hotels will also receive free ‘Fast Track’ access to the famous ‘At the Top’ observation deck on floor 124 of the Burj Khalifa, which offers a spectacular view of Dubai, while those staying at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray or the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel will receive free access to the Wild Wadi water park.

“The amazing leisure and sight-seeing options in Dubai make a stopover an incentive,” said Devika Ellepola, Emirates Sales Manager in Sri Lanka. “The opportunity to experience the Gulf’s most dynamic city and the luxury of these top hotels make these offers unbeatable value for money.”

Emirates recently introduced a second daily flight to Cape Town and six extra weekly flights to Vienna. The airline will start a third daily non-stop flight to Manchester on  May 01, 2011. In addition, Geneva and Copenhagen join the Emirates network on June 01 and  August 01, 2011 respectively.

All passengers on Emirates enjoy generous baggage allowances of 30kg, 40kg and 50kg respectively in Economy Class, Business Class and First Class.

The winner of more than 400 top industry awards, Emirates operates 21 flights a week from Colombo to Dubai. The Emirates network now comprises of 111 destinations on six continents.