Dubai flights: UAE announces even more flights for stranded Britons with strict rules

The UAE is a stunning holiday destination that is especially popular with Britons. However, now that holidays have been put on hold due to travel restrictions, flights to the country are sparse.


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Now, Emirates airline is offering more flights for foreigners stranded in the UAE.

The airline is planning to operate further services to destinations from the US to the Philippines.


Emirates already has operations running to London Heathrow and Frankfurt.

The news passenger services will be running to Jakarta, Manila, Taipei, Chicago, Tunis, Algiers and Kabul.

Passengers who are stranded in Dubai, including Britons, can book the flights on the Emirates website or with a travel agent.

However, Emirates’ website issued a warning to anyone trying to hitch a ride to a country they are not a citizens of.

The website said: “Only citizens of the destination country and those who meet the entry requirements will be allowed to board.

“Passengers will be required to comply with each country’s requirement.”

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Due to the increasing flights departing from Dubai, Emirates has recommenced its operation at Dubai International airport, Terminal 3.

Before passengers board the flights, they must follow health and safety measures required by the UAE authorities and the country of destination.

These flights will not have an online check or have a seat selection.

Other services such as a chauffeur or first class lounge will also be unavailable.

The flights will offer food and beverages but “packaging and presentation” will be modified to make sure there is as little contact as possible between cabin crew and passengers.

The airline said on Twitter that they will have more flights to major cities around the world.

They said: “Emirates announces limited passenger services from Dubai to Algiers, Chicago, Jakarta, Kabul, Manila, Tunis and Taipei.”

There are also rules on luggage and carry-on luggage.

Passengers will only be allowed a laptop, handbag, briefcase or baby items in the overhead compartment.

Emirates requires that everything else is checked in.

Passengers must also wear their own masks in the airport and on the aircraft.

It comes as yesterday, Abu Dhabi-based airline Etihad also announced more repatriation flights.

The flights will be from Abu Dhabi to Brussels, Dublin, London Heathrow, Tokyo Narita and Zurich in addition to the flights the airline had already announced.

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