Emirates is a state-owned airline based in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Emirates is the largest airline in the Middle East and one of the leading airlines in the world. The company was founded by the royal family of Dubai in 1985 and since its inception has achieved a rapid and sustained growth. Emirates also sponsors a number of sports events and sports teams.
The name Emirates obviously comes from the name of the country, United Arab Emirates, where Emirates means "land of the emir", where "emir" means prince in Arabic.
The correct pronunciation of Emirates is EH-muh-ruhts.
When pronouncing Emirates, the stress is placed on the first syllable.
Emirates is often pronounced as EH-mih-rates, which changes the pronunciation of the final two syllables. The reason this happens is that people think the name is pronounced as it appears phonetically, so with the "i" pronounced as an "i" and the final syllable that is pronounced like the word "rates".
However, the official pronunciation changes from a short "i" to a short "u" and the final syllable is then pronounced as -ruhts.