From deserts to islands with Emirates’ new Auckland via Bali service

2018-06-18 08:29
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Flight EK450 was greeted with a traditional water

Flight EK450 was greeted with a traditional water cannon salute on arrival in Auckland (Photo: Supplied, Emirates)

Emirates has added a new daily service that will take passengers from Dubai to Auckland via Bali.

This comes as increased interest has made the Indonesian island a destination of choice for many travellers. Additionally, it is envisioned that the service will improve connectivity to New Zealand. 

Travellers will now have a total of three daily services to New Zealand, complementing the current daily services between Dubai and Auckland and Dubai and Christchurch via Sydney. The added service will afford travellers the opportunity to head down to Bali on one of three daily services.

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The new service will be the only year-round, non-stop daily service between Auckland and Bali. The new route has drawn particular interest from leisure travellers seeking to visit and explore the cultural side of Indonesia as well as to hit the waves and surf in Bali’s welcoming waters.   

With picturesque beaches, majestic mountains and immensely appealing cultural attractions, Bali is understandably considered one of the world’s leading tourist destination welcoming over 4.5 million tourists to its shores in 2016, including over 40 500 from New Zealand. 

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 Some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet are found in Bali, Indonesia. (Photo: iStock)

 Bali is rich in culture (Photo: iStock)

 Bali, Indonesia is a lush, paradise. (Photo: iStock)

As the biggest, most cosmopolitan city in New Zealand, Auckland is another major draw to the south Pacific ocean. Known to be a sailing hotspot, the city has a variety of marine activities and attractions to keep visitors entertained from beautiful beaches to yacht clubs and more. Beyond the natural beauty of the city, the urban space is replete with excellent shopping, dining and entertainment options for travellers to enjoy. 

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 A great view of the Auckland cityscape. (Photo: iStock)

 Downtown Auckland. (Photo: iStock)

 Auckland at night. (Photo: iStock)