Was this last Tuesday? I read somewhere there were 5x EK departures from MAN that day, as the A380 and a B777 (?) went tech the day before.
Yep, due to tech issues with the EK018 and EK020 on Monday July 25th, both flights night-stopped at MAN. As a result, on the following day, Emirates movements at MAN were:
EK021 - Arrival of daily A332 from Dubai
EK022 - Departure of daily A332 to Dubai
EK017 - Arrival of daily A388 from Dubai
EK8018 - Departure of night-stopping A388 back to Dubai (delayed EK018 from previous day)
EK018 - Departure of daily A388 to Dubai
EK8020 - Departure of night-stopping B77W back to Dubai (delayed EK020 from previous day)
EK019 - Arrival of daily B77W from Dubai
EK020 - Departure of daily B77W to Dubai
EK8018 was scheduled to depart at 12:30, but actually left around 14:10 or so - the usual departure time for EK018. The EK018 departed MAN some hours afer its scheduled slot of around 14:10!