Emirates starts return flights to Dubai for UAE expats stuck abroad

A day after Etihad Airways announced new flights that will cater to UAE residents from abroad, Emirates has released an announcement that it will start flying UAE expats who are stuck abroad back to the country. The current destinations of the return flights include Frankfurt and London Heathrow. The destinations will frequently be updated.

Be advised that passengers who are flying via these special flights must have a valid UAE residence visas and should have an ICA approval number (get here).

emirates flights for uae expats stuck abroad

Emirates inbound flights for UAE Expats May 2020

Please also be advised that given the sensitive situation, changes may occur, so always stay updated.

In order to view the available destinations and flight schedules, passengers need to visit this Emirates page – https://www.emirates.com/ae/english/help/essential-travel/

Afterwards, passengers are advised to get an ICA approval by signing up for the UAE Twajudi Resident service by visiting MoFAIC.gov.ae.

After getting our ICA approval, passengers can then book a fligh via emirates.com

Below is a post screenshot from the Emirates website.

emirates return flights for expats stuck abroad

Again, you must hold a valid UAE resident visa and ICA approval number – you will not be permitted to enter the UAE if you do not have these.

Upon arriving in Dubai Airport, guests will undertake a DHA test on arrival; a mandatory 14 day quarantine and a follow up test before release.

These schedules are subject to airport authorities and country regulation updates. Always check on your flight and check with Emirates airlines for any changes. We hope UAE expats who are outside will finally be able to return to the country.

Disclaimer: UAELabour.org is an informational site only and should serve as a guide. For updated details and policies, always contact proper authorities for assistance. If you are facing challenges at your work, please contact the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) or previously known as UAE Ministry of Labour for guidance. You may also seek help from a lawyer regarding your case.

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