Emirates to build 528 luxury homes for its pilots

Offer of luxury housing designed to tempt new recruits.
Emirates urgently needs pilots as it continues to acquire planes.
Emirates urgently needs pilots as it continues to acquire planes.


Emirates Group plans to build 528 new housing units for pilots at the Meydan equestrian complex.

The aviation & travel group is acquiring land for the units under a 15 year lease-to-own tenure agreement with Meydan Group.

The development will be known as Meydan Heights and will be located next to the training tracks at Meydan Racecourse.

The units will be townhouses, with four en-suite bedrooms, living and dining rooms, a garage for two cars and a spare room that can be used as an additional bedroom.

There will be shared facilities such as a private clubhouse, retail areas and children’s playgrounds.

Emirates has a large number of planes on order, including 75 Airbus A380s, and is currently on big a drive to recruit new pilots.

“With Emirates’ continued growth we have a need to implement a strong recruitment drive to ensure we meet the demands of our fleet and network expansion,” said Ali Mubarak Al Soori, executive vice president, facilities, project management and procurement & logistics, Emirates Group.

“Recruiting the best pilots means providing them not only with maximum job satisfaction, but also with a harmonious living environment, and we are confident that Meydan Heights will provide this.”

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