Emirates opens flight simulator of world's largest plane at world's largest mall

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Emirates airlines has partnered with the Dubai Mall to bring a flight simulator to visitors, who now have the opportunity to pilot the world's largest passenger aircraft.

To promote the launch of the new Emirates Official Store, which sells airline-branded merchandise, the company recreated the flight deck of the A380, the world's largest passenger jet, fittingly at the world's largest shopping center.

The wide-body, double-decker aircraft has a maximum carrying capacity of 853 passengers.

Called the Emirates A380 Experience, the simulator lets visitors try their hand at landing and taking off from 12 of the world's busiest airports in different weather conditions and fly past the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the canals of Amsterdam or above Hong Kong's impressive cityscape, reports emirates247.com.

The airline first launched the Emirates 380 Experience in London last year.

Emirates is the largest operator of the A380 with 47 aircraft in its fleet. Features on board include private suites, shower spas, flat beds, and a bar-like lounge on the upper deck.