The Emirates First Class cabin has a reputation for being the best luxury travel experience. I never expected to experience Emirates first class by myself. Last month, I booked Emirates First Class on a flight to Dubai on an Emirates B777 and got a sneak peek at what it means to pamper yourself at 40,000 feet. How beautiful is Emirates First Class in reality? After my onboard experience, I would argue that Emirates’ first class is the best in luxury travel.

Emirates First Class features a private suite with a sliding door that you can close for the ultimate privacy. A small pop-up mirror complete with diva lighting conceals small packages of Byredo cosmetics. And a minibar filled with soda rises so you have refreshments close at hand. Press the small compartment in front of you to reveal a leather-covered notebook and pen.