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Emirates Steps Up Operation For Umrah

Emirates Steps Up Operation For Umrah ( Airline introduces special fare of Dhs 2,540

In a move aimed at facilitating travel for some of the forecasted five million pilgrims visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the Holy month of Ramadan, Emirates Airline will introduce over 10 additional flights per week between Dubai International Airport and the Jeddah Haj Terminal, effective immediately.

The additional services, operational until 12th October, can be accessed by travellers holding a valid Umrah visa. Those wishing to travel to the kingdom for reasons others than Umrah can fly on any of Emirates’ regular, scheduled flights that operate 17 times a week from Dubai to Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam.

Emirates also unveiled its special Economy class return fare of Dhs 2,540, applicable on the additional Umrah flights. The extra flights will depart Dubai at 07:20, 09:00 and 12:45 hours ensuring seamless connections within three hours for pilgrims arriving from the Indian sub-continent and Far East.

Nabil Sultan, Emirates Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Gulf, Middle East and Iran said: “Emirates would like to thank the government and relevant authorities in Saudi Arabia for granting it the permission to introduce extra frequencies for Umrah pilgrims.”

“The Umrah is a unique spiritual experience for Muslims. Every year we have registered a sizeable increase in the demand for air travel during this Holy month. Emirates is delighted to facilitate travel arrangements for scores of pilgrims through its hassle-free in-air and on-ground services.”

UAE-based travellers can call (04) 214 4444 or email at href=""> to receive information on flights, book their travel, request special services, or make changes to their travel itineraries. Alternatively, bookings can also be made through preferred travel agents.

Likewise, hotline number 800-8-971-487 will operate round the clock and is toll-free to Emirates passengers calling from Jeddah, Makkah and Medinah.

Emirates Airline will operate over 10 additional flights per week for Umrah pilgrims until 12th October.

Radhika Markan, Emirates Corporate Communications
Tel: (+9714) 203 2181, Mob: (+97150) 552 6308
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Radhika Markan, Emirates Corporate Communications Tel: (+9714) 203 2181, Mob: (+97150) 552 6308 visit:

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