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Saudi opens new Arar airport with the capacity to serve one million passengers annually

The project, built at a cost of SAR382m, has the capacity to handle more than 10,000 flights per year

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UAE low cost carrier Air Arabia resumes flights to Egypt’s Luxor

Twice weekly flights from Sharjah, operated using an Airbus A320 aircraft, will resume from February 23

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to commence flights to Egypt, fares start from Dhs49

A total of 2,500 tickets priced at Dhs49, are on sale from February 17-18, on the airline’s website and mobile app

Dubai’s Emirates pauses Melbourne route, extends suspension of flights to South Africa

Flights to South Africa have been suspended until March 10

Dubai’s Emirates to only carry Kuwaiti nationals on flights to the country

The directive is effective from February 7 until February 20, 2021

Dubai’s Emirates to only carry Saudi nationals on flights to the kingdom

Diplomatic passport holders and health practitioners alongside their families are exempted

Upto 31% UAE residents concerned about overcrowding on flights – survey

Many people remain nervous and are hesitant to use public transport due to the pandemic

Saudi’s Public Investment Fund to set up airline company – reports

The company will operate international and domestic flights

Flydubai resumes flights to Tbilisi, expands network to 65 destinations

Flights to Georgia’s capital city will operate on Mondays and Thursdays

Emirates to operate flights from UK to Dubai for stranded UAE citizens and residents

The UK banned all direct passenger flights to and from the UAE starting January 29

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Saudi extends border closures, travel ban for citizens until May

The extension from the scheduled date of March 31 is due to vaccine delivery delays, officials said

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Covid-19: Dubai updates travel protocols for all inbound passengers

The validity period for PCR tests has been reduced from 96 hours to 72 hours

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UAE says seeking clarity from Denmark regarding suspension of flights

Denmark suspended all flights from the UAE for five days starting Thursday

Cebu Pacific offers Dubai-Manila flights at fares starting Dhs300

Special fares are available from January 22-28, for travel from March 1-June 30, 2021

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi operates inaugural flight to Athens

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will initially begin flights to Athens, Thessaloniki, Alexandria, Kutaisi, Larnaca, Odesa and Yerevan

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi plans Tel Aviv flights from Feb with fares starting from Dhs99

The low-cost carrier begins operations from Abu Dhabi this month

Dubai’s Emirates to resume operations to Seattle, Dallas and San Francisco

The airline currently serves 114 destinations on six continents

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Dubai airports receive 17.9 million passengers in 2020 – GDRFA

Dubai witnessed an increase in passenger numbers since the emirate reopened to international tourists in July

UAE reopens air, land and sea borders with Qatar

Scheduled and unscheduled flights between the two countries will resume operations from Saturday

Covid-19 new strain: UAE confirms ‘limited number’ of cases

The affected individuals came from abroad, officials confirmed

Low-cost airline Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to begin flights to inaugural destination Athens in Jan

The airline is also set to soon start flights from Abu Dhabi to Thessaloniki

Kuwait to resume flights, reopen borders on January 2

The GCC state suspended flights and closed its borders on December 21 due to concerns over the new Covid-19 strain

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines resumes UAE flights

The carrier has restarted its operations from Dubai, scheduling seven flights per week

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Covid-19 update: Oman to reopen its borders on December 29

The sultanate had closed all its borders on December 22 to prevent the spread of the new strain of the coronavirus

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad updates rules for passengers coming from UK

PCR tests must be conducted at a government accredited medical facility

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Saudi suspends all international flights, closes land and sea ports over new virus strain

New urgent measures have been put in place for one week, with the possibility of an extension

Quick Holiday Travel

Revealed: Five countries you can currently travel to from Dubai within six hours

Travelling to a nearby country for the Christmas weekend would be an ideal getaway for many looking for a change of scenery

Flydubai, Emirates to resume flights to Turkey this month

Tickets can be booked on the carriers’ websites

Sheikh Mohammed issues legislation on Dubai Civil Aviation Authority

The new legislation seeks to consolidate Dubai’s status in civil aviation and enhance safety, security and sustainability in the sector

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Video: Israeli airline Israir’s inaugural flight lands in Dubai

The airline will now operate up to 14 weekly flights using its Airbus A320 aircraft between Tel Aviv and Dubai