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Emirates to restart Glasgow-Dubai services

Dubai-based Emirates will restart its Glasgow services later this month, thanks to the UK government decision to move the United Arab Emirates off its red list of destinations.

The decision, announced on Wednesday evening, means that UAE will be on the amber list from Sunday (August 8), so those arriving from Dubai no longer need to quarantine in a government-approved hotel, provided they are fully vaccinated.

From August 11, flights between Dubai and Glasgow will operate four times a week on Emirates’ Boeing 777-200LR, with business and economy classes.

From September, Emirates will increase its flight frequency to a daily service.

Adnan Kazim, Emirates chief commercial officer, said: “Emirates welcomes the decision to add the UAE to the UK’s amber list for international travel, reflecting the extensive steps that have been taken to mitigate the spread of the virus in the UK and UAE.

“Since the UK’s announcement, we’ve seen a huge surge in queries from customers desperate to travel to see their families, planning their kids’ return for the new school term, as well as their postponed business or holiday travel.”

Mark Johnston, chief operating officer for AGS Airports Ltd, which owns Glasgow airport, said: “Emirates’ decision to restart the country’s busiest long-haul route is a significant step towards rebuilding Scotland’s vital connectivity and will be welcome news to our passengers.”

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