The list of destinations continues to grow…

Emirates Airline has just announced that it will add another four destinations to its passenger schedule in July.

The Dubai-based carrier will recommence services to Cairo and Tunis on July 1, Glasgow from July 15, and Malé from July 16.

Flights to these destinations will be welcomed by many residents in Dubai, given that Egypt, Tunisia and the Maldives will be opening up to tourists in July. Read our guide to 13 destinations that are welcoming travellers from the UAE.

The addition of these four cities will bring Emirates’ list of destinations up to 52. The flights offer connections between the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

As of June 23, Dubai residents are permitted to travel abroad, so long as they apply for a return permit, and follow the necessary steps upon their return to the UAE.

From July 7, tourists will be allowed to enter Dubai, according to a number of health and safety measures, including Covid-19 testing on arrival. Coming to Dubai on holiday? Here’s what you need to know.

Emirates reminds all customers that there are still travel restrictions in place across much of the globe. Travellers will only be accepted on flights in they meet the eligibility and entry requirements of their destination.

Travel guidelines for Dubai residents

According to the Emirates website, all Dubai residents must apply for approval to return to Dubai, “whether you are returning after the travel restrictions or you want to fly out of Dubai and return.”

  • Apply for GDRFA approval to return prior to booking your flights, and bring a copy of the approval email with you.
  • Print out and complete this health declaration form and quarantine undertaking form. Hand these over to Dubai Health Authority staff on your arrival at Dubai.
  • Take a PCR (Covid-19) test in a certified lab overseas or upon arrival in Dubai. Remain in your residence until you get the results. If you test positive, you’ll have to be quarantined, either in your home or an approved hotel.
  • You do not need to take a test when leaving Dubai, unless it is required by your destination.
  • Download the Covid-19 – DXB Smart App, available for iOS and Android.
  • When checking in for your flight, declare whether you have health insurance that will cover any costs for treatment or quarantine.

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