Dubai Reopens: 13 International Airlines Resume Flight Operations


A total of 13 international airlines resumed their scheduled flights this week when Dubai opened its skies to tourists on July 7th.

In addition to foreign airlines, Dubai-based Emirates and flydubai have boosted their flight plans.

Airlines resuming flights to Dubai airports include Air Blue, Air France, Cebu Pacific, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, Gulf Air, KLM, Lufthansa, Mahan Air, Middle East Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Philippines Airlines and Royal Jordanian.

“We have ensured everything is in place to welcome airlines from around the world back to Dubai as a growing number of bilateral agreements between countries conclude to facilitate the opening of borders and the gradual return of traffic,” said Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports.

“Our ability to resume passenger operations has been enabled by the significant and early steps the UAE government took to tackle the threat of the spread of the virus, together with the robust health and safety measures in place at the Dubai airports and the excellent advanced healthcare services available here in Dubai.

“We remain in close discussions with government officials and airlines to support the resumption of additional services as approvals are granted in the weeks and months ahead. The message is that we are ready to welcome visitors back to Dubai and we will do our utmost to take care of them whilst they are here,” he added.

Stringent safety measures


Precautions continue to be taken throughout the airport to ensure the health and safety of customers and employees.

Passengers must wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (masks and gloves).

Passengers advised to reach early

All passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least two hours, but no more than four hours before their flight, in order to have time for additional screening measures.


For reasons of public safety and physical distance, travelers without confirmed tickets, passengers without appropriate protective equipment, and passengers arriving at the airport earlier than four hours before their scheduled departure time are not allowed to enter the terminal building.

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Manish Khandelwal
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