(MENAFN- Bangladesh Monitor) Dubai: Emirates has announced it will increase its passenger services to/from Dhaka starting 4 October, offering customers nine weekly flights. The airline has also announced the restart of flights to Entebbe, Uganda (1 October) and Muscat, Oman (2 October) – offering customers enhanced connectivity to 94 cities via Dubai in October. Emirates is gradually resuming operations and rebuilding its network to provide more opportunities for travel, sparing no effort to ensure the highest standards of health and safety for its customers and employees at every travel touch point.
The additional flights from Dhaka to Dubai will operate every Monday and Friday, utilising a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Emirates flight EK583 will depart Dhaka at 10:10hrs local time and arrive in Dubai at 13:00hrs. The return flight, EK 582 will depart Dubai at 2:00 hrs and arrive in Dhaka at 8:40 hrs local time. Tickets can be booked on emirates.com, or via travel agents.
Travellers with Emirates now can stop over or travel to Dubai as the city has re-opened for international business and leisure visitors. Ensuring the safety of travellers, visitors, and the community, COVID-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai (and the UAE). Dubai was one of the world's first cities to obtain Safe Travels stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). Emirates offers Dubai visa at their office counter in Dhaka.
Emirates has committed to cover COVID-19 related medical expenses, free of cost, should they be diagnosed with COVID-19 during their travel while they are away from home. This cover is immediately effective for customers flying on Emirates until 31 October 2020 (first flight to be completed on or before 31 October 2020), and is valid for 31 days from the moment they fly the first sector of their journey.
The airline has implemented a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer journey to ensure the safety of its customers and employees on the ground and in the air, including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers
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