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ABOUT YOU, YOOX NET-A-PORTER and ZALANDO are teaming up and taking action with a shared aim to reduce carbon emissions within their value chains and across the fashion industry. The three online retailers are launching an online learning platform to support their brand partners in setting targets aligned with science to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The work forms a critical part of the retailers’ own respective climate journeys, with each having already set ambitious reduction targets themselves through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

The customised program will be available to ABOUT YOU, YOOX NET-A-PORTER and ZALANDO brand partners at no cost and is designed to educate them on the value and process of climate targets. It will provide step-by step learning on how to unlock the complex journey of measuring emissions, set ambitious targets that align with climate science, and submit them for approval to the Science Based Targets initiative. It will also provide a dedicated space for fashion brands to engage with one another and sustainability experts.

While each of the three online retailers is committed to reducing their own direct emissions significantly, between 70% to 90% of the fashion footprint comes from upstream supply chain activities, such as material production, preparation, and processing. The initiative, therefore, serves two main goals: to scale climate action across the industry for a broader impact and systems transformation, whilst also contributing to the reduction of the three online retailers’ own value chain (Scope 3) emissions.

Amid calls for industry players to take ambitious climate action, science-based targets validated by the SBTi are internationally recognised and provide companies with clearly defined pathways to reduce their carbon emissions while future-proofing growth, adapting to a changing regulatory landscape, boosting investor confidence, and spurring innovation.

“We see an industry-changing momentum in aligning greenhouse gas emission reduction pathways with science. More than 1,500 companies had their targets approved by the SBTi as of July 2022. We have set science-based targets approved by the SBTi and are benefitting from our efforts now. 46.6% of our partners on greenhouse gas emissions had their targets approved by February 2022. We invite the remaining business partners to do the same”, stated Hannes Wiese, Co-Founder and Co-CEO at ABOUT YOU.

Our commitment to climate action can only be realised through innovative partnership. This next step prioritises investing in brand partners at different stages in their climate journeys, supporting them to set their science-based targets. By collaborating with ABOUT YOU and ZALANDO, together we can drive a more consistent approach in our efforts towards reducing the emissions of luxury and fashion”, said Geoffroy Lefebvre, CEO at YOOX NET-A-PORTER.

“Decarbonizing supply chains in partnership with suppliers, brands, logistics, packaging partners and now also our competitors is a powerful lever for driving meaningful change in the fashion industry. We

aim for 90% of our partners (by emissions) to set science-based targets by 2025, and the new learning

platform is a key initiative towards realising this ambitious goal”, says David Schneider, Co-CEO at


The initiative, which is antitrust-compliant and run in collaboration with Quantis, a leading environmental sustainability consultancy with climate expertise, will be launched as a pilot with selected brand partners in Autumn 2022. In 2023, it will become available to any eligible brand partners. Looking forward, the three online retailers see potential for the platform to become an industry-wide initiative open to all interested fashion brands and retailers committed to ambitious climate action and creating a more sustainable future for fashion.

Bustanica has opened the doors to the world’s largest hydroponic farm, backed by an investment of US$40m. The facility is the first vertical farm for Emirates Crop One, the joint venture between Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC), one of the world’s largest catering operations serving more than 100 airlines, and Crop One, an industry leader in technology-driven indoor vertical farming.

Located near Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central, the 330,000sqft facility is geared to produce more than 1,000,000 kilograms of high-quality leafy greens annually, while requiring 95% less water than conventional agriculture. At any point in time, the facility grows in excess of 1m cultivars (plants), which will provide an output of 3,000 kgs per day.

Bustanica is driven by powerful technology – machine learning, artificial intelligence and advanced methods – and a highly specialised in-house team that includes agronomy experts, engineers, horticulturists and plant scientists. A continuous production cycle ensures the produce is super fresh and clean, and grown without pesticides, herbicides, or chemicals.

Passengers on Emirates and other airlines can look forward to forking these delicious leafy greens, including lettuces, arugula, mixed salad greens, and spinach, onboard their flights from July. Bustanica is not just revolutionising salads in the sky – UAE consumers will soon be able to add these greens to their shopping carts at the nearest supermarkets. Bustanica also plans to expand into the production and sale of fruits and vegetables.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group said: "Long-term food security and self-sufficiency are vital to the economic growth of any country, and the UAE is no exception. We’ve specific challenges in our region, given the limitations around arable land and climate. Bustanica ushers in a new era of innovation and investments, which are important steps for sustainable growth and align with our country’s well-defined food and water security strategies.

"Emirates Flight Catering constantly invests in the latest technologies to delight customers, optimise operations, and minimise our environmental footprint. Bustanica helps secure our supply chain, and ensures our customers can enjoy locally sourced, nutritious produce. By bringing production closer to consumption, we’re reducing the food journey from farm to fork. Congratulations to the Bustanica team for their remarkable achievements so far and for setting global standards and benchmarks in agronomy."

Craig Ratajczyk, Chief Executive Officer, Crop One said: "After significant planning and construction, and navigating the unforeseen challenges of the pandemic, we’re thrilled to celebrate this tremendous milestone alongside our joint venture partner, Emirates Flight Catering. It’s our mission to cultivate a sustainable future to meet global demand for fresh, local food, and this first large format farm is the manifestation of that commitment. This new facility serves as a model for what’s possible around the globe."

The farm’s closed-loop system is designed to circulate water through the plants to maximise water usage and efficiency. When the water vaporises, it is recovered and recycled into the system, saving 250m litres of water every year compared to traditional outdoor farming for the same output.

Bustanica will have zero impact on the world’s threatened soil resources, an incredibly reduced reliance on water and year-round harvests unhampered by weather conditions and pests. Consumers buying Bustanica’s greens from supermarkets can eat it straight from the bag – even washing can damage the leaves and introduce contaminants.

Discover a different side of Dubai this summer with multiple indoor activities, the best pool and hotel resorts. Dubai is only a bit more than five hours away from Budapest and Hungarians are allowed to travel with a valid vaccination certificate, a valid PCR test, or a valid medical certificate from recovery without quarantine requirements. Fly better with Emirates and experience the 6+1 most cooling activities to get the most out of a hot summer holiday in Dubai.

1. Have fun at IMG Worlds of Adventure

Visit the world’s largest indoor theme park IMG Worlds of Adventure the first-class entertainment destination. The park has five adventure zones on a total of 140,000 m2, providing ultimate entertainment. You can spend all day with family on adrenaline-pumping roller coasters, and highly immersive media-based attractions. Besides that, you will have a chance to watch exciting live shows, featuring iconic brands’ characters and IMG’s original concepts.

2. Go skiing in the middle of the desert at Ski Dubai

Skiing in the middle of a desert became possible in Dubai. Located in the Mall of the Emirates shopping centre, Ski Dubai is the largest indoor ski slope in the world, which you definitely should visit during your stay in Dubai. Skiing or snowboarding down the hills, playing with penguins, building a snowman, riding the Twin Track Bobsled or exploring a snow cavern – each activity will bring you much joy and incredible emotions. Amazing choice to spend quality time with your family and friends. You can also have a ride on a zip-line or catch the classic chairlift to the top of a hill where you can ski all the way to the bottom. Despite the melting temperature outside you can get an unforgettable experience of real winter and snow in Dubai. And what makes Ski Dubai unique is that animal lovers can make friends with real penguins there! But if you just want to escape the heat , you can watch a popular blockbuster movie in the snowy cinema.

3. Spend a long, relaxing pool day in world-class resorts

Spend the day relaxing by the pool at some of the best hotel resorts in the city. If you visit Dubai with children do not hesitate to choose waterparks as your outdoor activity. There are a plenty of them, but we would definitely recommend to visit Legoland Water Park. Just don`t forget to wear sunscreen and stay in the shade.

4. Shop and entertain at Dubai Mall

You may certainly spend couple of days on exploring Dubai Mall, and still don’t run out of things to do. Dubai Mall covers more than 1 million sqm, featuring over 1,300 retail stores, two major department stores and hundreds of food and beverage outlets. The Dubai Mall is the ultimate family entertainment destination. Some favourite places to visit are Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Introduce yourself to the most dangerous and fascinating predators, feed the baby sharks and learn interesting facts about underwater world. The gigantic 10 million litre tank which contains over 30000 aquatic animals is surely one of the highlights of this zoo. For the bravest Underwater Zoo offers a cage snorkelling, where you can jump into the 10-million-liter tank without diving equipment.

5. Chill out at Ice Lounge

The Chillout Lounge is the first ice lounge in the Middle East. It features ice sculptures, ice seats, tables, and a lit-up entrance. This spot is amazing if you’re looking for different things to do in Dubai during summer. The lounge serves hot soups, sandwiches, juices, hot chocolates, coffee, tea, and a variety of deserts, mock-tails, and confectionary. You can definitely get cool in this place!

6. Walk around the city after dark

Take a tour around the main attractions of the city such as Burj Khalifa, Dubai Frame, Dubai Fountain, Dubai Creek, Palm Jumeirah, Al Fahidi historical neighbourhood, and Dubai Marina. These places are even better during nighttime and look more fascinating from what you see in broad daylight. For a more exciting things to do in Dubai at night, experience the nightlife best at the world-famous clubs and pubs.

However, if you decide to explore the city during the day, you can freshen up on air-conditioned public transport and in air-conditioned bus and metro stations.

+1 The Dubai Summer Surprises

A summer holiday in the United Arab Emirates combines the two key preferences of the Hungarian travelers, with the beach proximity of Ras Al Khaimah and with the city bustle of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. But The Dubai Summer Surprises, one of UAE’s major shopping and entertainment events, will also be running with a packed line-up of events and family activities, exclusive shopping deals, fun competitions, and shop and win promotions. Emirates is making Dubai a cooler summer holiday destination than ever before, offering customers free entry to some of the UAE’s most popular attractions plus many more exciting offers. Whether returning to Dubai or visiting for the first time, Emirates’ customers can enjoy free entry to these highly popular UAE attractions:

  • The iconic Burj Khalifa At The Top: Experience breath-taking views from the world’s tallest building. Located on the 124th and 125th floors of iconic Burj Khalifa, customers on the outdoor observation deck can marvel at the stunning views of the city from 555 metres above sea level. The complimentary tickets are for admission from 30 June to 30 September 2022.

  • The Dubai Fountains Boardwalk Experience: Watch a spectacular show of water, music and light from a floating platform just nine metres away from the world’s largest choreographed fountains, located at the foot of Burj Khalifa.

  • Louvre Abu Dhabi: Immerse in the stories attached to the hundreds of antique pieces that each date back hundreds of years and enjoy a collection of 167 artworks by internationally renowned artists at one of the UAE’s most iconic cultural attractions.

To avail Emirates’ exclusive summer offers, customers can book their tickets here: (Link). These summer specials are valid for travellers who book a return trip to Dubai in any cabin class between 28 June and 11 July 2022 for travel from 1 July 2022 to 30 September 2022.*

* The offer is also available via participating travel agents and selected Emirates Retail shops.

Experience more of Dubai with Emirates

  • My Emirates Pass: The Emirates boarding pass also doubles up as a discount card for the summer until 30 September 2022. Emirates’ customers can simply show their boarding pass and a valid form of identification to hundreds of retail, leisure and dining outlets to enjoy fantastic discounts throughout Dubai. Learn more about My Emirates Pass here:

  • Skywards partners: Members of Emirates’ award-winning loyalty programme, Skywards, can earn Miles on everyday spends at retail outlets in the UAE, and redeem these Miles for reward tickets, upgrades, as well as tickets for concerts and sports events. Learn more about Emirates Skywards here:

You can choose flights from Budapest to Dubai 5 times a week. The flights depart Budapest at 16:00 and arrive in Dubai at 23:20 local time. And the holiday starts on board! Passengers can enjoy regionally inspired gourmet food and drinks in all classes. On the flight to Dubai, passengers can try delicacies such as Greek salad, beef meatballs with tomato sauce served with cheese, and chocolate delice.

Passengers can also choose from more than 5,000 entertainment channels on the award-winning in-flight entertainment system, ice, including not only Hungarian-language content but also 7 Hungarian films, including Pesti Balhé and the Feltaláló, making their time on board Emirates even more enjoyable.

The airline's multinational cabin crew, including Hungarian nationalities, also play a significant role in creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and are on hand throughout the journey. 

Travelling with Emirates

Keeping the health and wellbeing of its passengers as top priority, Emirates has introduced a comprehensive set of safety measures at every step of the customer journey. The airline has also been building on its contactless technology offering to provide even more convenient options to fast-track through airport formalities.

Customers are encouraged to check their latest government travel guidelines and ensure they meet the travel requirements of their final destination. For more information on entry requirements for international visitors and residents returning to Dubai visit:

For more information on Emirates' current offers, including how to book flights and a complete list of terms and conditions, visit

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