Frequently asked questions

What are the opening hours for The Emirates A380 Experience?

The mall hours are Sun-Wed 10am - 10pm and Thurs-Sat from 10am -12 midnight. The simulator operates from Midday to 10pm daily. The mall hours are subject to change depending on special occasions, such as Eid trading hours or The Dubai Shopping Festival.

What is the ticket price?

Emirates staff, Emirates Platinum card, Skywards Gold and Skywards Platinum card holders will receive a 20% discount. ID must be presented.

15 minutes 190 160
30 minutes 350 300
60 minutes 650 575

Weekends (Friday to Saturday) and Public Holidays will be Peak hours.
Off Peak hours will be from Sunday to Thursday (from 10:15 until 12:15 in the morning and from 22:45-23:15 in the evening).

Can I book online?

Yes, you can book your tickets online here as well as in person at the A380 Experience in The Dubai Mall.

Can I change my booking?

Yes, you will be able to change your booking prior to your confirmed time slot up to 48 hours before your flight is due. You must send an email to detailing your booking reference and your preferred new slot. Alternatively you can call 04 325 3044 or 04 708 3343

What do I do if I lose my ticket/boarding pass or booking reference number?

Our Team at the Emirates A380 Simulator in The Dubai Mall will be able to reprint your ticket by searching for your name in the booking database.

How long is a simulator ride?

You can choose from our 3 options: 15 min, 30 min, or 1 hour.

How many people can use a simulator ticket?

Only one person can fly at a time, We recommend 2 people maximum to receive the optimum experience.

Are there any age restrictions?

Yes, children under the age of 9 cannot use the simulator (they will not be able to reach down to the pedals. Children aged 9 to 12 must be accompanied by an adult)

When do I have to be at the simulator?

You should be in the simulator area at least 10 minutes before your flight.

What does a simulator ride include?

Within one time slot you can take part in numerous flights choosing different airports, preferred weather conditions and time of the day. The following flight simulations are available:

– Take Off
– Landing
– Advanced Landing

What flight routes can I chose from?

Currently you can take off from thousands of different airports including: Amsterdam, Bangkok, Boston (Emirates most recent route), Dubai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London Heathrow, Munich, New York JFK, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and Zurich.

Can I choose my flight options before I start my flight?

Once you enter the cockpit for your flight you can choose your flight route, time of day and weather conditions.

Will I get instructions whilst in the simulator?

Yes, there is a tablet at the side of the cockpit where a pilot will provide you with verbal instructions. There will also be at least one member of staff there to assist you.

Is The Emirates A380 Experience accessible for disabled guests?

Guests in wheelchairs can access the cockpit however they will not able to use the simulator to the full extent. If you need any assistance, please ask any member of staff at any time.