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Emirates offering UAE nationals and residents a chance to plan a quick escape this summer to Seychelles

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DUBAI: Emirates is offering UAE nationals and residents a chance to plan a quick escape this summer to Seychelles. The airline was the first international airline to return to the island country, coinciding with its re-opening to tourists on 1st August. Book now and unwind at some of the world’s most pristine, white sand beaches and crystal clear water.

COVID-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai (and the UAE), including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from.

Economy Class passengers can enjoy fares starting from AED 3,705, Business Class passengers can enjoy fares starting from AED 10,915, and First Class passengers can enjoy fares starting from AED 22,045. The offer is valid for bookings made starting today until 7 September 2020, for travel until 31 May 2021.*

Visitors to Seychelles will be captivated by its stunning white sand beaches and lush, tropical forests. Go on an adventurous hike, relax in five-star hotel resorts or enjoy exploring the island’s diverse marine life. To visit the popular Indian Ocean holiday destination, UAE travellers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, conducted within 72 hours of the date of travel. For more information on travel entry requirements to Seychelles, click here.

Emirates is offering customers convenient access to Seychelles with four weekly flights, utilising a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Emirates flight EK705 will depart Dubai at 02:10 am and arrive in Mahe at 06:45 am local time. The return flight, EK 708, will depart Mahe at 23:50 pm and arrive in Dubai at 04:20 am local time, the following day.

COVID-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai (and the UAE), including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from. Emirates Holidays is exclusively partnering with hotels on the Island to help facilitate PCR testing either in the resorts or through transportation to testing facilities.

Book an unforgettable summer escape with Emirates Holidays

For UAE travellers, Emirates Holidays offers great holiday packages with a selection of choice resorts in the Seychelles and the Maldives. The tour operating arm of Emirates has relaxed its booking policy to offer customers a chance to book a holiday package in advance with only a deposit of AED 199, as well as introduced video appointments, enabling customers to plan ahead and enjoy a stress-free and personalised booking process from the comfort of their own home.

Travellers to Seychelles can enjoy a five-star holiday experience starting from AED 5,359 per person, including hotel stays airfare with Emirates, and other exclusive benefits.

Stay at a 4-star hotel, Double Tree Allamanda or 5-star hotel, Hilton Northolme Resort and Spa and enjoy up to 30 percent savings on your hotel stay, complimentary half-board upgrade, and premium accommodation. Hotel resorts across Seychelles will also facilitate transportation for guests to/from a nearby testing facility to carry out the required PCR testing ahead of their return flight to Dubai.

Travellers who choose to visit Maldives will also enjoy a five-star holiday experience starting from AED 4,489 per person, including a 3 night hotel stay and airfare.

Stay at a 4-star hotel, Paradise Island Resort and Spa Hotel and enjoy up to 40 percent off on your hotel stay, free upgrade to an all-inclusive package, and complimentary stay for children. . The 5-star hotel LUX* South Ari Atoll  is also offering customers up to 55% savings on their stay in a breath-taking Beach Pavilion with breakfast included.

Guests travelling to the Maldives can enjoy a stress-free journey as hotels across the islands are offering PCR tests within the resorts ahead of their return flight. Book now for a seamless, end-to-end customer journey, including hassle-free PCR testing from the comfort of your own hotel.

Customers planning travel to the Seychelles or the Maldives can explore a broad range of packages and avail discounts online at Emirates Holidays for a limited time starting today until 22 August.

Free, global cover for COVID-19 related costs: Customers can now travel with confidence, as Emirates has committed to cover COVID-19 related medical expenses, free of cost, should they be diagnosed with COVID-19 during their travel while they are away from home. This cover is immediately effective for customers flying on Emirates until 31 October 2020 (first flight to be completed on or before 31 October 2020), and is valid for 31 days from the moment they fly the first sector of their journey. This means Emirates customers can continue to benefit from the added assurance of this cover, even if they travel onwards to another city after arriving at their Emirates destination. For more details: http://www.emirates.com/COVID19assistance

Health and safety: Emirates has implemented a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the customer journey to ensure the safety of its customers and employees on the ground and in the air, including the distribution of complimentary hygiene kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes to all customers. For more information on these measures and the services available on each flight, visit: www.emirates.com/yoursafety.

Flexibility and assurance: Emirates’ booking policies offer customers flexibility and confidence to plan their travel. Customers who purchase an Emirates ticket by 31 August 2020 for travel on or before 30 November 2020, can enjoy generous rebooking terms and options, if they have to change their travel plans due to unexpected flight or travel restrictions relating to COVID-19, or when they book a Flex or Flex plus fare. More information here

Dubai residents can check the latest travel requirements at: www.emirates.com/returntoDubai.

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