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.
#Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis & Disaster Management announces amendments to travel protocols in Dubai with an aim to ease procedures for passengers and exempt citizens from additional requirements without compromising on precautionary measures. pic.twitter.com/boAeVu6TAu
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.
In six decades, @DXB Airport rose from being a modest runway with a small building, to ranking 1st as the world’s busiest hub by international passenger traffic, serving 1.1 billion passengers since 1960. pic.twitter.com/oyBtTKLmC8