Emirates seems to be tough on their two rules: (1) only one tier up from your current Skywards tier and (2) no match, just challenges. Wrote them an email to email@example.com
when I was a blue member, but already had 20k miles accrued and had two more flights booked a week from my email that would have given me silver tier. They replied within 24 hours referring to rule number one, asking me to get silver status and then write again.
Hence, ten days later I wrote them again when my status had changed to silver. They replied within a couple of minutes, referring to rule number two, challenging me to two eco round trips ore one biz round trip. Since I had all my flight bookings done until year end, I notified them of four booking numbers with 4 biz and 10 eco flights and asked them to immediately match my status. Replied a few minutes later and denied, referring to rule number two.
Cumbersome, and seems they don't really need the business.
on November 24, 2019