Emirates is continuing to re-grow its network, with four new destinations being added back in.
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This time, Cairo, Tunis, Glasgow and Malé will rejoin the network.
They will restart on the following schedule:
- Cairo, Egpyt from 1st July
- Tunis, Tunisia fro 1st July
- Glasgow, Scotland from 15th July
- Malé, The Maldives from 16th July
These destinations will increase the Emirates network to 52 destinations, connecting the Middle East back up to Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas via its Dubai hub. From the 7th July, visitors connecting through Dubai can enter the United Arab Emirates too, enabling stopovers and trade. There are some heavy protocols to follow (along with travel insurance requirements), so this does need to be considered if you’re considering availing yourself of the wonders of Dubai.
In addition, Emirates is preparing to restart its premium facilities from the 1st of July.
This includes their Chauffeur Drive Service in various cities and a Lounge at Dubai International.
To start, Emirates will open one lounge in Terminal 3 Concourse B, Dubai International Airport (DXB) to serve First Class, Business Class and eligible Emirates Skywards members from 1000hrs on 1st July.
Lounge guests will enter through biometric gates using facial recognition to reduce contact. The airline is planning to open more s lounges in Dubai and around the world in the coming months.
The lounge will operate with reduced seating capacity and increased space between each occupied seat to aid social distancing.
Masks are mandatory in the lounge, as in the airport.
Lounge facilities and amenities have been modified to ensure customer comforts are offered in keeping with the highest health and safety standards, reducing contact and risk of infection
Food in the lounge are now offered in hygienically sealed meal boxes, including vegetarian options, instead of a buffet offering.
Complimentary beverages, including spirits, will be offered in single-serve bottles. For those who like Wine and champagne – this will be temporarily unavailable as these use shared bottles.
The lounge will be sanitised and fumigated at the end of each day. Throughout the day, lounge employees will sanitise each seat and table after each customer leaves. Emirates Lounge employees will wear personal protective equipment for the customers’, as well as their own protection.
On 1 July, Emirates will also resume its complimentary Chauffeur Drive service for First and Business Class customers in Dubai and other cities.
The cars are cleaned and disinfected inside and out at the end of each shift. The drivers in Dubai will wear masks and gloves, and stringent checks are in place to ensure the drivers are fit for work.
The “high touch” points of the vehicle such as door handles and the handles of each customer’s luggage will be sanitised at the end of the trip. Child car seats are available on request and are disinfected and then shrink-wrapped after each use.
Each car will be limited to 3 customers and masks are mandatory for passengers in Dubai. Larger vehicles, which can accommodate 4 passengers, are available on request.
For those who need tickets, you can book at Emirates.com.
As usual, you will need to ensure you can enter the countries that have been listed, as well as meet any quarantine requirements when you arrive.
Emirates have implemented various measure onboard too for passenger comfort and safety, including complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes.
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