Emirates airline reveals surge in interest and bookings to Dubai - ArabianBusiness

Emirates airline has witnessed a huge surge in interest in Dubai, with more than 1.6 million searches for the city on its website in the last three weeks alone.

Bookings have also increased with travellers coming from more than 30 countries, including France, Germany, Malaysia, the UK and US.

Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ chief operating officer, said: “Dubai remains a highly attractive destination to international visitors.”

Dubai reopened its doors to tourists earlier this month after almost four months as a result of the Covid-19-enforced movement restrictions.

Visitors to the emirate can apply for visas in advance, or get their visa stamped on arrival if they hold a passport from one of 70 countries and territories, as per the entry and immigration regulations that were in place pre-pandemic.

From August 1, Covid-19 PCR tests will be required for all travellers arriving to Dubai or transiting Dubai. Travellers heading to the UK and Europe will also be required to hold a negative PCR test certificate.

Al Redha added: “We know people want to travel, and Emirates is expanding its network to provide more choice to its customers. We have also implemented various measures to assure our customers of a smooth and safe travel experience.

Dubai is one of the world’s first cities to obtain the “Safe Travels” stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

As revealed earlier this month, Emirates has committed to cover Covid-19-related medical expenses, free of charge, should they be diagnosed with the virus during their travel while they are away from home.

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