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Emirates Strengthens Precautionary Measures and Resumes Operations

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Emirates has introduced multiple stringent measures for employee and customer care, resuming regular scheduled passenger flights.

Emirates has introduced multiple stringent measures for employee and customer care, resuming regular scheduled passenger flights to nine destinations. Redefining safety and hygiene standards on board and on the ground, the new measures took effect on 21st May 2020.

These comprehensive measures will be implemented at every step of the traveller’s journey, enhancing sanitation of all touch points and to ensure the wellbeing of Emirates’ customers and staff. With this, the airline will be providing complementary hygiene kits to every passenger upon check-in at the Dubai International Airports as well as on flights to Dubai. The complimentary kits comprise of masks, gloves, antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizer, ensuring the safety of passengers.

All travellers and employees are required to wear masks and gloves at the airport in Dubai, while only masks are mandatory on Emirates flights. Thermal scanners placed at various areas of the airport will monitor the temperature of all passengers and employees. In addition to that, physical distancing indicators are placed on the ground and at waiting areas to help travellers maintain the necessary distance throughout the journey.

Passengers transiting through Dubai International Airport and transferring to another flight, will go through thermal screening upon disembarkation. Transfer desks at the airport will also have protective barriers installed to ensure utmost safety. Airport staff dressed in PPEs will guide customers from safe distance for extra assistance, and the passengers will be given an additional hygiene kit at the gate before boarding the connecting flight.

Boarding sequence has also been staggered with passengers boarding row by row in small numbers, starting from the last row to the first. With the waiting area further modified to observe social distancing, Emirates boarding agents will also be dressed in PPEs to ensure safety. After the boarding of every flight, the boarding gates are deep cleaned and thoroughly disinfected.

In addition to these, the airline has implemented several precautionary measures to ensure safety and confidence for travellers. Furthermore, magazines and print reading materials will not available on the flights, and the cabin crew will be fully kitted in PPEs on board. Emirates has also added other stringent protocols to safeguard employees and passengers.

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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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