UAE Airports Reopen For Passengers In Transit

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
UAE Airports Reopen For Passengers In Transit

After four months of remaining shut, UAE Airports are now open for connecting passengers. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) suspended all inbound and outbound flights passenger flights in the UAE, in March. This also included transit passengers. However, DXB is now open, but only for transit passengers.


Furthermore,  Emirates and FlyDubai will shortly announce the resumption of passenger flights to more cities with connections to, and through, Dubai.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, tweeted:

“We welcome the UAE authorities’ decision to re-open UAE airports for all connecting travellers.”

The new rule applies to Abu Dhabi International Airport, Dubai International Airport, and Sharjah International Airport, and covers Etihad Airways, Emirates, flydubai, and Air Arabia. More details on the flight timings will be announced in the coming days.

What Else?

Meanwhile, airports have been preparing to reopen with strict guidelines in place. Earlier, Abu Dhabi airport used robots to sterilize the place. The CodiBot is designed by Marakeb Technologies, and will sterilize the airport starting this month. The robot will clean the staff areas, cargo facilities, and cabin sterilisation with minimized human interaction.

The CodiBot is fully equipped with remote control facility, a real-time video and high-speed 4G data connection. The robot has three main functions:

-Targeting of virus strains on surfaces with controlled bursts of germicidal UV rays
-Screening of individual through thermal infrared monitoring
-Disinfection of areas using liquid cleaning agents