United Arab Emirates’ low-cost airline carrier flydubai announced on its website that it would begin direct flights twice a day to Israel starting on Nov. 26.

Chief executive officer at flydubai Ghaith Al Ghaith said on Wednesday that “since the launch of flydubai 11 years ago, we have been committed to removing barriers to travel, creating free flows of trade and tourism and enhancing connectivity between different cultures across our network.”

“Following the recent bilateral agreement, the start of scheduled flights will contribute to economic development and create further opportunities for investment in pursuit of our shared interests and values,” said Ghaith.

Emirates, UAE’s largest airline, was quoted by Reuters as saying that it, too, will sell tickets on the flydubai route, according to a spokeswoman.

UAE and Israeli citizens can visit each other’s countries visa-free, owing to the recently signed Abraham Accords.

Tickets between Dubai and Tel Aviv can be purchased on its website, flydubai.com.

Support Jewish Journalism
with 2020 Vision

One of the most intriguing stories of the sudden Coronavirus crisis is the role of the internet. With individuals forced into home quarantine, most are turning further online for information, education and social interaction.

JNS's influence and readership are growing exponentially, and our positioning sets us apart. Most Jewish media are advocating increasingly biased progressive political and social agendas. JNS is providing more and more readers with a welcome alternative and an ideological home.

During this crisis, JNS continues working overtime. We are being relied upon to tell the story of this crisis as it affects Israel and the global Jewish community, and explain the extraordinary political developments taking place in parallel.

Our ability to thrive in 2020 and beyond depends on the generosity of committed readers and supporters. Monthly donations in particular go a long way in helping us sustain our operations. We greatly appreciate any contributions you can make during these challenging times. We thank you for your ongoing support and wish you blessings for good health and peace of mind.