Emirates will be the first Middle Eastern carrier to operate out of Stansted when it launches a daily route to Dubai on June 8 next year.
The service will utilise a three-class Boeing 777-300ER with six seats in first class, 42 in business and 306 in economy.
It is hoped that as well as attracting holidaymakers, the service will be able to tap into the tech and pharma hubs of Cambridge and Peterborough.
Emirates vice president, UK, Laurie Berryman said: “The introduction of the new London Stansted-Dubai route not only signifies 10 daily flights between Dubai and three different London Airports, but is also welcome news to businesses based in the Stansted catchment area who, before now, travelled to central London to fly to airports with global reach.
“The additional gateway will also prove useful to the new start-ups and existing SMEs, which form a growing section of the Cambridge business community.
“We pride ourselves as an airline in connecting people and economies and the addition of the Stansted gateway is the latest on our growing network.”
Stansted chief executive Ken O’Toole added: “We’re delighted that Emirates has recognised the strength of London Stansted’s catchment and the opportunity that our available runway capacity gives them to continue growing in the South East of England over the next decade.
“At this crucial time, the new Emirates services will provide an important boost to the UK economy by strengthening international connectivity and offering greater choice and convenience for passengers travelling to long haul destinations.
“London Stansted has seen significant capital investment and growth since its acquisition by MAG in 2013 and we’re looking forward to working with Emirates as we move forward with the next phase of development of the airport and its network of destinations.”