Emirates first classPassengers are treated like royalty in their own private cabins.Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
In its 31-year history, Emirates has become synonymous with luxury and established itself as a leader in air travel.
The airline was recently named the best in the world by the consumer aviation website Skytrax, and is perhaps best known for its opulent first-class accommodations.
Although flights don't come cheap — a return airfare from Gatwick to Dubai costs roughly £4,000 ($4,800) — Emirates provides its passengers with an unforgettable experience.
A couple of readers, Owen and Rory, documented their experience during a recent trip on board an Emirates A380 and shared some photographs with Business Insider.
See what it's like to travel first class on the best airline in the world: