Seven additional weekly flights added to Tel Aviv-Dubai route
March 29, 2023
Israel and the UAE normalized relations in 2020, and have since developed numerous agreements and partnerships in several areas, including tourism
Starting Wednesday, as the Passover holiday approaches, seven additional weekly flights will be operated by Emirates airline between Tel Aviv and Dubai in light of high demand.
Many Israelis plan to travel to Dubai in the coming days for the holiday period.
Jerusalem and Abu Dhabi normalized diplomatic relations in September 2020 and have since developed numerous agreements and partnerships in several areas, including tourism.
"I warmly welcome this milestone," tweeted Ronen Levi, the director-general of Israel's Foreign Ministry.
In 2022, more than 150,000 Israelis traveled to the UAE. In contrast, 1,600 UAE citizens visited Israel during the same period.
Proximity—a three-hour flight—and curiosity are determining factors in Israelis' choice to travel to the new ally. Fly Dubai, Emirates, and El Al also operate routes between Israel and the UAE.