By Bev Fearis, published 1/07/20
Emirates will re-start passenger flights between Glasgow and Dubai International Airport from July 15.
The airline has already resumed Dubai flights to and from Manchester and London Heathrow and announced last week that Dubai will re-open to business and leisure visitors from July 7.
Flights resume today (July 1) between Dubai and Cairo and Tunis, and to Malé from July 16, bringing the Emirates’ network to 52 destinations this month.
“Customers are reminded that travel restrictions remain in place, and travellers will only be accepted on flights if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries,” said the airline.
Visitors to Dubai should hold an international health insurance policy covering illness from Covid-19 for the duration of their stay.
Also from today, Emirates is reinstating its Chauffeur Drive service for premium passengers at its Dubai hub.
The resumption follows a full health and safety review. Drivers will wear masks and gloves, and stringent checks are in place to ensure the drivers are fit for work. High touch points of the vehicle, such as door handles, and the handles of each customer’s luggage, will be sanitised at the end of each trip.
Meanwhile, Emirates has opened one lounge in Terminal 3 Concourse B, Dubai International Airport (DXB) to serve First Class, Business Class and eligible Emirates Skywards members.
To reduce contact, lounge guests will enter through biometric gates using facial recognition.
Instead of buffets, food in the lounge is now offered in hygienically sealed meal boxes.
Complimentary beverages, including spirits, will be offered in single serve bottles. Wine and champagne, served from shared bottles, will be temporarily unavailable.
The airlines said more lounges will open in Dubai and internationally in the coming months.