Emirates to Resume Flights to Entebbe and Muscat, Expanding Global Network to 94 Destinations
Updated: Oct 5, 2020
Emirates will resume service to Entebbe, Uganda from October 1st and to Muscat, Oman from October 2, 2020. The additional flights expand the carrier’s global network to 94 cities, including 20 destinations in Africa.
On Monday (September 28, 2020), Emirates announced that they will resume flights to Entebbe, Uganda and Muscat, Oman on October 1st and 2nd, respectively. The additional service will expand the carrier’s global network to 94 destinations, including 20 African gateways. Flights to Entebbe will operate three-times weekly on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Emirates flight EK 729 will depart Dubai at 10:30 and arrive in Entebbe at 15:00. The return flight, EK 730, departs Entebbe at 17:00 and arrives in Dubai at 23:25. The Dubai-Muscat service will operate twice-weekly on Sundays and Fridays with flight EK 866 departing Dubai at 02:15 and arriving in Muscat at 03:30. The return flight, EK 867, departs Muscat at 04:40 and arrives in Dubai at 23:25 (all times local). Flights on both routes will be operated with a Boeing 777-300ER. Emirates customers requiring a COVID-19 PCR test prior to departure from Dubai will receive a special rate from the American Hospital and satellite clinics across Dubai by presenting their ticket or boarding pass.
Emirates guests purchasing tickets by September 30, 2020 for travel on or before March 31, 2021 will enjoy generous rebooking terms and options if their plans change due to unexpected COVID-19 related flight or travel restrictions or when they book a Flex or Flex Plus fare. Additionally, First and Business Class guests can enjoy Emirates’ Chauffeur Drive service in Dubai and relax in the airline’s signature lounge facility at Dubai International Airport. The carrier has implemented a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the guest journey to ensure the health and wellbeing of their guests and team members. Emirates also distributes complimentary hygiene kits which include masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes.
Emirates wants their guests to travel with confidence and has therefore committed to covering all COVID-19 related medical expenses, free of cost, should they be diagnosed with COVID-19 during their travel. The coverage is available to customers traveling in all cabins when their first flight is completed on or before December 31, 2020. The protection will remain valid for an additional 31 days after arriving at their first destination with Emirates, even if they travel onwards to another city. As an added convenience, no registration is required, and a hotline has been set up for assistance and coverage. If a customer’s travel plans are impacted by COVID-19 related flight or travel restrictions, their tickets will remain valid for 24 months. Emirates’ guests can rebook for travel later, request travel vouchers or receive a refund via an online form.
Travelers can also enjoy a stopover or holiday in Dubai as the city is now open to international travelers. All inbound passengers to the UAE will require a COVID-19 PCR test, including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, regardless of their departure country. Dubai is one of the most popular global destinations, welcoming 16.7 million visitors in 2019. From sun-soaked beaches to heritage activities and world-class hospitality and leisure facilities, Dubai has something to offer for all guests. Additionally, Dubai was one of the world’s first cities to receive the ‘Safe Travels’ stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) for their effective measures to ensure the health and safety of visitors.