Dubai simplify travel and flight rules
Dubai simplify travel and flight rules

Dubai simplify travel and flight rules

Dubai has updated its rules on flights and travel into the city to make things simpler for tourists and travellers.

The news to simplify the travel rules in Dubai was announced by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management.

Residents will not need a PCR test before they fly. Instead, they will need to take a PCR test upon arrival in Dubai.

A PCR test is a swab or saliva sample that looks for genetic material from Covid-19 and gives highly accurate results.

Tourists however will need a valid PCR test before they leave for Dubai.

And a PCR test is only necessary for those travelling to a destination that requires one.

Dubai Airport turns 60

There’s not been much to celebrate this year, but one thing worth celebrating in Dubai is the 60th birthday of the Dubai Airport.

It’s arguably the most important building in the UAE’s history. After all, where would Dubai be now if it hadn’t been for the global rise of Emirates bringing millions of travellers from across the world to our sandy city.

And Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Crown Prince of Dubai, paid his respects to the airport which has risen from a tiny strip in the desert to the world’s busiest hub. In fact, the airport has served 1.1 billion passengers since 1960. Wow!

Breaking that figure down, that’s 7.47m flights to more than 240 destinations in 95 countries.