Emirates has announced that it will be operating limited passenger flights into Dubai this May 2020. These are inbound flights meant to assist UAE residents with valid residence visas and are stuck abroad to return to the UAE.
This announcement was shared on the official website of the Dubai-based airline company. The current destinations for return flights include Frankfurt and London Heathrow. Be advised that these destinations are updated frequently so be sure to check the Emirates Essential Travel destinations guide to get the latest updates.
Emirates airlines to start bringing UAE Residents Stuck Abroad back to UAE
Many UAE residents stuck abroad have been waiting for news and announcements on when the UAE will open its flights for expats. Etihad has already shared its schedule for flights to UAE from over 12 destinations.
This recent update is a sign of good news for expats so that they can come back to the country. Passengers can book flights but should hold a valid UAE resident visa and ICA approval number – as they will not be permitted to enter the UAE otherwise.
How to Book Flights
1. Reminder for all those who will book the flights that passengers must first apply for Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) approval by signing up for the UAE Twajudi Resident service by visiting MoFAIC.gov.ae – https://www.mofaic.gov.ae/en/Services/Twajudi-Resident
2. Once you have your ICA approval, you can book your ticket on emirates.com. Please note that if a flight is sold out it will show as not applicable. You can check the weekly calendar at the bottom of the page to select the next available date.
Remember: you must hold a valid UAE resident visa and ICA approval number – you will not be permitted to enter the UAE otherwise.
Upon arriving in UAE, guests undergo a mandatory DHA test on arrival; a mandatory 14 day quarantine and a follow up test before release.
Please see the full statement by going to this link – https://www.emirates.com/us/english/help/travel-updates/#3525
We have also managed to get a screenshot of the said update below: