African countries

Emirates restores flights to five African countries

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Emirates will resume passenger operations between Dubai and five African countries from January 29, offering customers more choice, superior value and improved connectivity to and through Dubai.

Major restoration of services will include Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Dar El Salaam, Tanzania; Nairobi, Kenya; Harare, Zimbabwe; The three South African gateways of Emirates Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

o Emirates flight EK 761 takes off from Dubai at 04:40 and arrives in Johannesburg at 10:55. EK 762 leaves Johannesburg at 1:25 p.m. and arrives in Dubai at 11:45 p.m. The second daily flight, EK 763, leaves Dubai at 10:05 a.m. and arrives in Johannesburg at 4:30 p.m. The return flight, EK 764, leaves Johannesburg at 6:50 p.m. and arrives in Dubai at 5:05 a.m. the following day.

o EK 772 from Dubai to Cape Town departs at 03:55 and arrives in Cape Town at 11:45. EK 771 leaves Cape Town at 6:25 p.m. and arrives in Dubai at 5:55 a.m. the next day. The EK 775 departs Dubai at 10:35 a.m. arriving in Durban at 5:05 p.m., and the EK 776 departs Durban at 7:00 p.m. arriving in Dubai at 5:15 a.m. the following day.

  • Kenya: Emirates will operate 10 weekly flights to Nairobi from January 29. The EK 719 and 720 will operate on Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, taking off from Dubai at 9:35 a.m. and arriving in Nairobi at 1:45 p.m., in turn leaving Nairobi at 3:30 p.m. and landing in Dubai at 9:30 p.m. The EK 721 and 722 will fly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the EK 721 taking off from Dubai at 02:10 and arriving in Nairobi at 06:20. EK 722 will depart Nairobi at 23:55 and arrive in Dubai at 05:55.
  • Ethiopia: Emirates flights to Addis Ababa will operate daily from January 30, with an EK 723 taking off from Dubai at 09:25 and arriving in Addis Ababa at 12:40. EK 724 departs Addis Ababa at 3:05 p.m. and arrives in Dubai at 8:15 p.m.
  • Tanzania: Emirates will operate in Dar Es Salaam with five flights per week from January 30. The EK 725 will take off from Dubai at 09:30 and arrive in Dar Es Salaam at 13:55. The EK 726 will depart Dar Es Salaam at 3:25 p.m. and land in Dubai at 9:50 p.m.
  • Zimbabwe: Emirates will operate in Harare with six weekly flights linked to its Lusaka service from January 30. EK 713 leaves Dubai at 09:20, with a stopover in Lusaka, and arrives in Harare at 17:00. EK 714 takes off from Harare at 6:45 p.m., stops in Lusaka and continues to Dubai, arriving at 6:25 a.m. the following day.

All passengers traveling from Emirates’ African network with Dubai as their final destination must undergo a 48-hour PCR test. Passengers must present a valid negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate with a QR code for testing at an approved facility, and validity must be calculated from when the sample was taken. Upon arrival in Dubai, passengers will undergo an additional Covid-19 PCR test and remain in self-quarantine until test results are received.

Passengers traveling from these destinations and transiting through Dubai are required to follow the rules and requirements of their final destination.

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All flights can be booked on, through OTAs and through travel agents.

Since safely resuming tourist activity in July 2020, Dubai remains one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, especially during the winter season. The city is open to international business and leisure travelers. From sun-drenched beaches and heritage activities to world-class hospitality and leisure facilities, Dubai offers a variety of world-class experiences. It was one of the first cities in the world to obtain the Safe Travels Seal from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) – which endorses Dubai’s comprehensive and effective measures to ensure the health and safety of guests.

Dubai is currently hosting the world for Expo 2020, running through March 2022. Through the theme of Connecting minds, creating the future, Expo 2020 Dubai aims to inspire people by showcasing the best examples of collaboration, innovation and cooperation from around the world. Its program is packed with experiences suitable for all ages and interests, including a rich range of themed weeks, entertainment and edutainment. Art and culture enthusiasts as well as food and tech enthusiasts can explore exhibitions, workshops, performances, live shows and more.

Flexibility and assurance: Emirates continues to lead the industry with innovative products and services and has recently taken its customer service initiatives further with even more generous and flexible booking policies, which have been extended until 31 May 2022, Covid medical travel insurance -19, and helps loyal customers retain their miles and status.

Health and security: Keeping the health and well-being of its passengers as a top priority, Emirates has implemented a comprehensive set of safety measures at every stage of the customer journey. The airline also recently introduced contactless technology and enhanced its digital verification capabilities to provide customers with even more opportunities to use the IATA Travel Pass, which can now be used at 50 airports served by Emirates.


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