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UAE airlines resume flights to Morocco capital and resort island of Phuket

On the back of quarantine-free travel to Morocco, and back into the emirate of Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways is restarting services to Rabat on June 23, 2021.

As Phuket, Thailand, prepares to reopen to international vaccinated travellers, Etihad and Emirates are recommencing services to the popular holiday destination on July 1 and July 2 respectively.

To simplify the travel experience and provide additional peace of mind, Etihad recently launched Verified to Fly, allowing guests to validate their COVID-19 travel documents before arriving at the airport.

Travellers who use Verified to Fly can enjoy fast track check-in at the airport by going to the dedicated Verified to Fly desk for a quicker and smoother experience.

To use the Verified to Fly service, guests can sign-up by visiting Manage my Booking and will receive further information on how to submit their documents.

Emirates restarts flights to Phuket
 
Meanwhile, Emirates has also announced it will resume four weekly services to the resort island of Phuket from July 2, 2021, with the re-opening of the popular destination to international tourists.

The passengers who are vaccinated against COVID-19 will require no quarantine on arrival, according to the airline.

The Dubai-Phuket route will be operated with a Boeing 777-300ER in a three-class configuration, offering premium services in First and Business Class as well as Economy Class.

Emirates flight EK378 will depart Dubai on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 03:00hrs, arriving at Phuket International Airport at 12:30hrs the same day. The return flight, EK379, will depart Phuket at 00:10hrs, on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, arriving in Dubai at 03:05hrs the same day (all times are local).

The four weekly services will provide customers convenience and choice to suit their holiday plans. The popular Thai destination remains a favourite amongst travellers from the Middle East, Europe and beyond.

Emirates also resumed flights to Bangkok since September 2020, providing a daily service.

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