Unlike most other airlines, Emirates opted not to enter into one of the global alliance partnerships. Instead, it chose to function on it own. The airline has points of presence in almost all the major destinations in the world, purely for the purposes of ensuring a responsive service at all times.
In South Africa, Emirates connects Cape Town and Johannesburg to the various parts of the world. Emirates also connect Cape Town to Johannesburg and Durban to Cape Town.
Passengers flying out of Cape Town can choose to fly to Athens, Amman, Bahrain, Auckland, Bangkok, Bangalore, Beirut, Beijing, Brisbane, Birmingham, Calcutta, Cairo, Christchurch, Casablanca, Dhaka, Damascus, Dubai, Doha, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Glasgow, Houston, Hong Kong, Karachi, Jakarta, Kuwait, Kuala Lumpur, London, Larnaca, Manchester, Malta, Melbourne, Manila, Moscow, Milan, Munich, Mumbai, Newcastle, Muscat, Nive, New York, Perth, Paris, Sanaa, Rome, Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Sydney, Singapore, Toronto, Tehran, Tunis, Tripoli, Vienna, Venice and Zurich
If Johannesburg is the departure destination, then Emirates offers flights to Alexandria, Ahmedabad, Athens, Amman, Bahrain, Auckland, Bangkok, Bangalore, Beirut, Beijing, Bordeaux, Birmingham, Brisbane, Brest, Calcutta, Cairo, Chennai, Casablanca, Cochin, Christchurch, Damman, Colombo, Dhaka, Delhi, Dubai, Doha, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Glasgow, Houston, Hong Kong, Islamabad, Hyderabad, Jakarta, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, Karachi, Lahore, Kuwait, London, Larnaca, Male, Lyon, Manchester, Malta, Marseille, Manila, Milan, Melbourne, Mumbai, Moscow, Muscat, Munich, Nantes, Nagoya, New York, Newcastle, Osaka, Nice, Perth, Paris, Rome, Peshawar, Sao Paulo, Sanaa, Seychelles, Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai, Tehran, Sydney, Toulouse, Toronto, Trivandrum, Tripoli, Vienna, Venice and Zurich.