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Emirates Restarts to Limited Destinations

Emirates passenger aircraft flying over a beach destination
Emirates has announced plans to resume scheduled flight operations from 21st May 2020 onwards to nine destinations.

Emirates has announced plans to resume scheduled flight operations from 21st May 2020 onwards to nine destinations. This includes flights to London, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne.

Emirates will also offer seamless connections for passengers travelling between UK and Australia in Dubai. Flights will be available for booking through the airline’s website However, travellers will only be accepted on these flights if they are eligible and complies with the entry criteria requirements to the specified destinations. This includes approval from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) for UAE residents wanting to return to Dubai.

We are pleased to resume scheduled passenger services to these destinations, providing more options for customers to travel from the UAE to these cities, and also between the UK and Australia. We are working closely with the authorities to plan the resumption of operations to additional destinations. We have implemented additional measures at the airport in coordination with the relevant authorities in respect to social distancing and sanitization. The safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers and communities, remain our top priority.”

Adel Al Redha, Chief Operating Officer for Emirates

Along with the scheduled flights, Emirates will continue working closely with embassies and consulates to provide repatriation flights for visitors and residents wishing to return home. This includes flights from Dubai to Tokyo Narita on 15th May 2020, Conakry and Dakar on 16th May 2020.

Since the initial outbreak, Emirates has been implementing extra safety measures while heeding to the advice from relevant authorities. In addition to making gloves, masks and hand sanitizers mandatory for all employees at the airport, the airline has installed protective barriers at check-in desks to ensure the safety of passengers and employees. Temperature checks via thermal screening being mandatory, passengers are also required to wear masks when at the airport and during the flight and adhere to the social distancing norm.

Furthermore, magazines and other printed reading materials will not be available in-flight. Food and beverages will be offered while packaging and presentation will be changed to reduce contact during meal services. Cabin bags are not currently accepted, limiting the carry-on items to laptop, handbag, briefcase or baby items. Rest of the items have to be checked in. The airline carries out thorough cleaning and disinfection of aircraft in Dubai post each journey.

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Experience the Thrill of Summer with the Family Fun Summer Package at Sheraton Maldives!

Summer is almost here and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is inviting families to experience the breathtaking paradise of the Maldives. Travellers can now explore the thrill of summer and more at Sheraton Maldives with the ‘Family Fun Summer’ Package. If you were thinking about booking a family trip this one is perfect for you. With this amazing package children under 12 dine and stay for free! Families can also immerse themselves in a host of specially curated experiences. This includes educational kids club programs, coral propagation activities, as well as culinary and wellness journeys, all-embracing sustainable travel and catering to eco-conscious travellers.

Families planning a tropical getaway this summer can look forward to exciting adventures at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. The five-star resort welcomes families to explore the natural splendour of North Male Atoll on the private island of Furanafushi. Guests can choose from a range of premium villas and overwater bungalows that feature breathtaking views of the lush gardens, pristine white-sand beaches, shimmering blue lagoon, or the Indian Ocean.

Explore the Signature Side by Side Family Program this Summer

Guests can delve into the resort’s signature ‘Side by Side’ Family Program, designed to create memorable moments that bring families together. From cooking classes, mom and daughter face mask making, and Maldivian palm weaving to engaging fun games, ‘Side By Side’ promises cherished memories for families. The resort boasts seven restaurants and bars, each offering a variety of delectable menus sourced with fresh organic produce from Chef Garden and Furana Organic Garden, perfect for families.

A Touch of Sustainability with the Adopt a Coral Activity!

Guests are also invited to participate in the ‘Adopt A Coral’ – coral planting activity led by the resident Marine Biologist and learn about coral propagation to help grow new colonies in the resort’s lagoon. This program, part of Good Travel with Marriott Bonvoy, allows guests to create meaningful travel experiences. Families can enjoy a guided snorkelling tour or join a dolphin cruise on a traditional Maldivian Cruise Dhoni.

Enjoy More with the Family Fun Summer Package

With the ‘Family Fun Summer’ package, guests can savour daily breakfasts and buffet dinners. This includes Feast Restaurant or you can enjoy three-course à la carte meals at select restaurants. Kids will receive a special welcome amenity, and children under 12 can stay and dine for free. Additionally, complimentary access to the Kid’s Club is provided for children ages 4 to 12. The resort is conveniently accessible by a complimentary 15-minute speedboat ride, ensuring a stress-free journey for families.

Guests can reserve their extraordinary summer retreat before May 31, 2024. This is valid for stays until September 30, 2024. With this, guests can enjoy other benefits such as daily breakfasts and dinners, and complimentary access to the gym and kids’ club. Moreover, guests can also enjoy non-motorized water sports activities. For more information, visit the website at or book the Family Fun Summer package here. Marriott Bonvoy members can seamlessly earn and redeem their points on stays and experiences at the resorts. 

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