Coronavirus UAE: Traveling to Dubai

You want to travel to Dubai? Or have you already booked your Dubai trip a while ago and aren’t sure if you have to postpone your holiday to the UAE? Here you find all the answers about the touristic situation in Dubai due to the Coronavirus crisis, information about Emirates flights and many more useful details.

Dubai is open for tourists

Since the UAE cancelled tourist visas in March due to the worldwide pandemic Coronavirus crisis, Dubai is welcoming tourists again since July 7.
Emirates President, Sir Tim Clark announced that Emirates Airline is ready to resume service with 48 hours’ notice.

Coronavirus & Travel: Emirates has restarted regular flights

Emirates aircrafts are up in the sky again. The airline has restarted regular passenger flights to nine destinations from Dubai airports. Since 21 May Emirates operate flights to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne. Also connections flights in Dubai for customers traveling between the UK and Australia are offered now. More destinations followed.
Emirates gives all passengers free hygiene kits including face masks, gloves, antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizer upon check-in. The mask and gloves must be worn at the airport and throughout the Emirates flight.
To board a flight travellers have to comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries.

Emirates In-flight safety measures

Every passenger has to wear a mask throughout the flight. Emirates team members assign seats based on social distancing measures at check-in. Online check-in remain suspended. Cabin baggage has to be checked-in. Passengers can only bring essential items such as handbag, laptop or baby items on board.
To ensure the safety and hygiene all comfort items such as pillows, blankets and headphones will be sealed. To minimise the risk of infection by touch there will be no magazines and print reading material available. Emirates also ensures that lavatories are cleaned at frequent intervals of every 45 minutes and are equipped with sanitizing soap.

Dubai Airport (DXB) Coronavirus safety measures

All passengers are required to wear their own masks when at Dubai Airport and apply social distancing guidelines. Travellers should arrive three hours before departure at DXB Terminal 3 for check-in. Travellers have to hold confirmed bookings. Throughout the Dubai Airport precautionary measures have been implemented – such as thermal and temperature screening, social distancing markers, plexiglass at check-in and immigration counters and increased levels of sanitation.
As the first airline Emirates conduct on-sire rapid COVID-19 tests with results available within 10 minutes. The Corona test is done at the Group Check-in area of DXB Terminal 3.

Coronavirus crisis: Dubai hotels ready for tourists

The Coronavirus crisis brought the international tourism to a halt. Travellers are particularly affected due the COVID-19 epidemic, as are people working in tourism. However, gradually, the tourism industry is about to reopen. Dubai opened its doors to travellers from around the world and making sure that tourists can enjoy their trip and stay safe and secure in the same time. Hotels in the UAE have been required to adopt strict health and safety measures – like daily disinfection and sterilization of hotel rooms, facilities and air-conditioning systems. Maintaining social distancing in restaurants, lobbies, elevators and other common areas will be a priority.
Recently hotel beaches reopened and its also possible again to do water sport activities in Dubai. 
Beach-goers are required to maintain a distance of two meters between one another and currently only hotel guests are allowed to access the private beach property.

Coronavirus in Dubai: Tourist attractions reopen

Public beaches and tourist attractions like Burj Khalifa are accessible. At the Top, Burj Khalifa levels 124-125 is open since 27th of May. Visitors have to pass through thermal screening and temperature checks and have to follow social distancing rules.