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Emirates operates special flights to repatriate Pakistanis from the UAE

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Emirates operates special flights to repatriate Pakistani nationals from the UAE. These special flights to Islamabad, Karachi and Peshawar facilitated travel for residents and visitors wishing to return home.

Flight EK612 carrying passengers from Dubai International airport arrived in Islamabad at 1630 hours on 07 May, and EK608 arrived in Karachi later on 07 May at 1810 hours. The last one of these three special services is flight EK636, which will be operated from Dubai to Peshawar on 10 May, landing at 1510 hours local time. On the return routes, the airline operated cargo-only flights to Dubai.

Mohammad Sarhan, Emirates’ Vice President Pakistan said: “These are difficult times for everyone, and we understand how stressful it must be for those Pakistanis who are away from home, and in some cases, are stranded because of the COVID-19 travel restrictions. We are committed to Pakistan, and we are fully cooperating with the authorities in repatriating Pakistanis at the earliest. We are taking all necessary actions and precautions to fly Pakistani nationals back home safely, comfortably and in the best way possible.”

To ensure the health and safety of its customers and employees, Emirates has stepped up precautionary measures both at the airport and on board. Thermal scanners monitor the temperatures of all passengers and employees stepping into the airport while gloves and masks have been made mandatory. Physical distancing indicators have been placed on the ground and at waiting areas to help travellers maintain the necessary distance during check-in and boarding. On board Emirates’ flights, seats are pre-allocated with vacant seats placed between individual passengers or family groups in observance of physical distancing protocols.

All cabin crew, boarding agents and ground staff in direct contact with passengers don personal protective equipment (PPE), which includes a protective disposable gown over their uniforms, a safety visor, masks and gloves. All Emirates aircraft go through enhanced cleaning and disinfection processes in Dubai after each journey. -ends

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Small change and Skywards Miles help Emirates make a big difference to people’s lives

Friday, May 8, 2020

Customer and corporate support impact 90,000 people’s lives, support 22 projects in 12 countries, and more than 50 medical, engineering and educational missions
Emirates Airline Foundation currently supporting three medical missions in Pakistan

Thanks to customer donations, the Emirates Airline Foundation used a staggering 132 million Skywards Miles to positively impact the lives and livelihoods of more than 90,000 people, mainly children, living in some of the most impoverished communities worldwide. In the same period – from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 – the Foundation also donated more than AED 6.5 million to 22 projects in 12 countries.

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The Foundation, a vital heartbeat of the airline established in 2003, routinely supports 32 projects and non-government organisations (NGOs) in 18 countries worldwide through customer donations, corporate sponsorships and Emirates funds. Support ranges from absorbing all annual running expenses and building infrastructure to running feeding and medical programmes, paying salaries and covering other ad hoc expenses. The Foundation also appeals to Emirates’ customers to donate Skywards Miles, small change inflight, and funds on its website.

The numbers speak for themselves. Last year, the Foundation used 132 million donated Skywards Miles to support travel for 35 NGOs on more than 50 medical missions; four NGOs on five engineering missions; and one NGO on two educational missions.

The Foundation supported three different medical missions in Pakistan. MedGlobal of US origin conducted training in adult ultrasound, antenatal ultrasound and obstetric emergencies. They also trained Pakistani healthcare professionals in compassion and empathy during patient care. The other two missions were run by the Overseas Plastic Surgery Appeal (UK). One mission focused on cleft and palate surgeries for children, managing to conduct surgery for 134 patients in 2019. The other mission trained 70 Pakistani medical professionals in breast cancer surgical skills. They also provided surgery for six patients during their visit last year. The Foundation’s support for medical missions has benefitted more than 1,150 people in Pakistan.

Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline and Chairman of the Emirates Airline Foundation said: “Emirates always looks for meaningful ways in which we can contribute to the local and global communities we serve, whether by sponsoring world-class sports and cultural events, supporting trade and tourism, or community causes. The Emirates Airline Foundation is our passion project, and we work with like-minded partners and NGOs globally who aim to reach out to the neglected, ignored, and the poorest communities on the planet.

“Rather than just donating food to feed the hungry, the Foundation provides children with holistic care – including food, clothing, shelter, medical support and an education – that transforms lives, creates livelihoods, helps sustain communities, and leads to a fairer, more just world. And we are helping our customers connect to these communities when they donate funds or their Skywards Miles. Everyone is welcome to join us on this journey.”

Global Medical missions

Last year, the Foundation supported the entire travel, logistics and free baggage allowance of 676 doctors, nurses and medical staff from NGOs. The medical practitioners travelled from Europe, USA, Canada and Australia to conduct thousands of free life-saving surgeries, consultations and screenings, and also training for local medical staff. Doctors treated deep burns and craniofacial deformities, conducted cardiovascular and reconstructive surgery, offered orthopaedic and obstetric medical support. These have directly helped 76,900 children and adults lead more fulfilling lives.

Engineering missions

Engineers Without Borders – three missions from USA and one from Germany – successfully completed water supply and rural electrification projects, installed solar panels and set up computer lab classrooms. These missions, led by 36 specialists, benefited nearly 2,700 people’s health and livelihoods in Uganda, Ghana and Kenya.

Educational missions

The Foundation positively impacted the lives of more than 10,300 children and 340 teachers when it supported two educational missions – one to South Africa and the other to Tanzania. Warwick in Africa not only taught children maths and English in secondary schools, but also trained local teachers to benefit children’s learning for the long-term.

Click here if you wish to donate to the Emirates Airline Foundation.

Customers who wish to donate their Skywards Miles can also do so via www.emirates.com/skywards.

About the Emirates Airline Foundation

The Emirates Airline Foundation is a non-profit charity organisation which aims to improve the quality of life for children, regardless of geographical, political, or religious boundaries. Focusing particularly on children trapped in extreme poverty, the Foundation, strives to reduce illness and childhood mortality rates. It provides humanitarian, philanthropic aid and services for children, with minimum administrative expenses.

The projects, either existing charities or new initiatives, are located primarily at Emirates’ destinations where local employee volunteers can participate and oversee their management, along with any assistance provided by local communities. For more info, visit: www.emiratesairlinefoundation.org

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Emirates SkyCargo scales up operations in Pakistan to transport essential commodities

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Emirates SkyCargo’s unwavering commitment to Pakistan is ensuring essential commodities such as food and medical supplies are transported to and from the country, despite the capacity and operational challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. And in the process, the air cargo operator has also managed to set two key industry records.

The air cargo operator is currently flying four weekly services to Lahore and three to Karachi using the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which normally have the capacity to carry between 40-50 tonnes of belly-hold cargo without passengers. Emirates SkyCargo’s two flights from Karachi to Dubai, one on 10 April with a load of 63 tonnes in the lower deck, and another on 15 April with a load of 62.7 tonnes in the lower deck, were considered industry records at the time.

Emirates SkyCargo is transporting meat, fish, vegetables, fabric, courier cargo and sanitisers from Pakistan to markets in London, Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh, Bahrain and Muscat on its network. The air cargo operator is flying in essential medical supplies such as pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, face masks, and lab test kits, as well as electronics and courier.

Emirates SkyCargo has also started to safely carry commodities in the overhead bins and seats of the cabin by following all safety guidelines.

Faisal Yaqoob, Emirates’ Cargo Manager Pakistan said: “Although these are challenging times, Emirates SkyCargo is fully committed to supporting Pakistan. In April, we carried around 935 tonnes of exports from Pakistan and around 705 tonnes of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to the country from around the world. Our two key products – Emirates Pharma and Emirates Fresh – help ensure end-to-end cool chain integrity for temperature-sensitive commodities as we draw on our expertise as a global leader for the transportation of pharmaceuticals and perishables. Despite not operating passenger services, which has severely impacted our cargo capacity, we believe it’s important to maintain the supply chain of essential commodities in Pakistan. We consider this our responsibility.”

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Global operations

Emirates SkyCargo is operating scheduled cargo flights to 67 global destinations across six continents, acting as a conveyor belt for transporting essential supplies. Of these destinations, the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft operate cargo flights to 56 destinations, and Boeing 777-F aircraft serve 23 cities.

In April, Emirates SkyCargo:

  • Operated over 2,500 cargo flights – more than 1,650 on its Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft and over 850 on its Boeing 777 freighters – to over 80 destinations on scheduled and special charter services.
  • Operated more than 170 charter flights, with a majority transporting relief materials
  • transported an estimated 10,000 tonnes of personal protective equipment, medical equipment, devices and pharmaceuticals on scheduled and charter flights.

Since January 2020, Emirates SkyCargo has:

  • transported more than 375,000 tonnes of cargo.
  • Flown more than 85,000 tonnes of food around the world, continuing to support local agriculture and exporters while ensuring consumers have access to fruits, vegetables and other fresh produce in local stores.

Operating in Pakistan since 1985, Emirates SkyCargo has been a facilitator of the country’s trade, connecting businesses and markets to 155+ destinations across 80+ countries in six continents. -ends

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Jubilee Life contributing to Indus Hospital, LRBT and Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Jubilee Life Insurance, the leading private sector life insurance company, has recently announced their initiative to make contributions to a few leading institutions from the healthcare sector – Indus Hospital, LRBT and Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital, in a joint effort with their customers. Each like, comment or share made on the contribution post of Jubilee Life’s social media pages will generate a contribution of PKR 50 from Jubilee Life Insurance to these health care institutions.

The more number of people participate and help spread the message the larger the impact will be of the initiative. Together, a great contribution can be made to these hospitals that are making tremendous efforts in their specialised fields.

Mr. Javed Ahmed, MD & CEO, Jubilee Life Insurance said “In the current circumstances our health care system is at the forefront as well as under a lot of pressure and requires all our support. This initiative requires maximum participation from people with whom we can together bring about a greater impact. Indus Hospital, LRBT and Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital are among the most highly reputable institutions in the health care system of Pakistan, and they have been delivering services at an international standard. We hope that this initiative will serve as a means of help and support for them.”

Ms. Shabana Shahzad, Head of Communications, LRBT stated “The initiative taken by Jubilee Life Insurance is a heartfelt one and we truly appreciate their efforts, but for it to be a major success, we encourage people to play their part and spread the message as much as possible. From a mobile unit in 1985 in Tando Bago we have grown and emerged as the largest eye care network in the country only because of the constant support and contributions made by donors over the years but this current time has been one of its kind and for sure the most difficult for our teams that include doctors, paramedics, nurses including other staff. We urge people to come forward and support this initiative so more underprivileged can benefit. May Allah bless the Jubilee Life management and team for playing their part so responsibly.

Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, Chief Executive Officer – The Indus Hospital, showed his appreciation for this initiative. He said that I’m grateful to Jubilee Life’s efforts to support humanitarian causes especially Indus Hospital. This will not only help us in generating resources but it’ll also help us in reaching out to a bigger segment of the population. The Indus Hospital is for the people and by the people, therefore, we solely rely on their support. I would request people to visit the Jubilee Life’s social media pages and like, comment, and share their posts. Your small efforts can make a great difference in a patient’s life.”

Mr. Tariq Azam, Director Marketing & Fundraising, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital stated “The initiative taken by Jubilee Life Insurance is a heartfelt one, but for it to be a major success, we encourage people to play their part and spread the message as much as possible. Our hospital has grown with the constant contributions made by donors over the years but this current time has been the most difficult for our teams that include doctors, paramedics, nurses including other staff and a little support and enthusiasm shown by the people will make a huge difference.

The contribution post can be found on the social media platforms of Jubilee Life Insurance:

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/JubileeLifeInsurance/photos/a.320150261341151/3198997956789686/?type=3&theater

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_iL6SPJqkQ/

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Ufone makes Pakistan proud, wins two Global Gold Awards

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Ufone brings Pakistan pride by winning Two Golds in Global Eventex Awards for its Ufone Balochistan Football Cup 2019.  Amongst 444 entries from 39 countries, the Pakistani telecom operator emerged as the winner in two categories i.e. People’s Choice Award and Best CSR Event Award.

Despite stiff competition from renowned international brands and close scrutiny by a panel of esteemed judges, Ufone emerged victorious in not just one but two categories.

On winning the prestigious award, Ufone spokesperson said, “For Ufone it is important to bring a positive change into the life of an average Pakistani. Balochistan Football Tournament was one such effort through which we tried to create opportunities for the young sportsmen of the province. This award is a reflection of the exceptional performance put forward by the entire team to make this tournament an international success story.”

“I’d like to congratulate and thank all contestants for the endless inspiration and innovation they bring to our industry – we feel privileged to be the ones recognizing the best among them! I am positive the industry will push forward in spite of the crisis and we will continue to support the event profs community with different initiatives and activities”, Ovanes Ovanessian, Co-founder of Eventex Awards commented.

Over 180 brands belonging to different regions i.e. Europe, South Asia, Asia Pacific and North America participated in various categories. In the CSR category, Ufone won the Gold award along with the Gold award in People’s Choice category

Ufone Balochistan Football Tournament is province’s most popular and favourite sporting event. The event has attracted massive interest of the people in a span of just three years by providing youth a platform to showcase their talent. The initiative shows Ufone’s commitment to the people of Pakistan, which enunciates with the company’s tagline: “It’s all about U.”

Eventex is an international accolade in the world of events recognizing outstanding achievements and creativity. Founded in 2009 to celebrate innovation and effectiveness in the industry, today Eventex Awards is considered to be one of the most esteemed honour in the experiential marketing business.

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Emirates SkyCargo’s global network grows to 75 destinations

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Emirates SkyCargo has expanded its weekly scheduled cargo flight operations to cover 75 destinations across six continents. Through its wider reach, Emirates SkyCargo is able to transport essential commodities and other urgently needed cargo more rapidly across the world, allowing exporters and importers across markets to benefit from direct access to widebody cargo capacity.

Some of the destinations recently included in Emirates SkyCargo’s network include Colombo, Conakry, Dakar, Dhaka, Dublin, Khartoum, Kuala Lumpur, Perth and Quito.

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In addition, Emirates SkyCargo has also upped frequency of flights to several key destinations such as Amsterdam, Beijing, Bengaluru, Brussels, Chennai, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hanoi, Johannesburg and London allowing businesses more choice and flexibility in having their cargo shipped to customers and supplementing additional cargo capacity for the transport of urgent and necessary goods.

Over and above scheduled flight operations, Emirates SkyCargo also operates charter flights in response to customer demand.

Since March 2020, Emirates SkyCargo has played an important role globally in the transport of urgently required medical supplies including personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves, pharmaceuticals, healthcare equipment, electronics such as laptops and mobile phones as more people around the world have turned to online working and learning, food items including fruits, vegetables, sea food and meat. The carrier operated over 2,500 flights in the month of April. Currently Emirates SkyCargo is operating more than 100 flights a day from its hub in Dubai.

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Emirates resumes passenger flights to 9 destinations, including connections between UK and Australia

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Emirates has announced its plan to operate scheduled flight services from 21 May to nine destinations: London Heathrow Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne.* The airline will also offer connections in Dubai for customers travelling between the UK and Australia.

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These flights will be available for booking on emirates.com.

Travellers will only be accepted on these flights if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries. This includes an approval from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) for UAE residents who wish to return to Dubai.

Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Chief Operating Officer said: “We are pleased to resume scheduled passenger services to these destinations, providing more options for customers to travel from the UAE to these cities, and also between the UK and Australia. We are working closely with the authorities to plan the resumption of operations to additional destinations. We have implemented additional measures at the airport in coordination with the relevant authorities in respect to social distancing and sanitization. The safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers and communities, remain our top priority.”

Repatriation flights

In addition to the scheduled services, Emirates will also continue to work closely with embassies and consulates to facilitate repatriation flights for visitors and residents wishing to return home. This week, the airline plans to operate flights from Dubai to Tokyo Narita (15 May), Conakry (16 May), and Dakar (16 May).*

Health and safety on Emirates

The safety and wellbeing of passengers and employees is Emirates’ top priority. In preparation for the resumption of flight services, the airline has already enhanced various precautionary measures throughout the customer journey.

At Dubai International airport, customers and employees will have their temperatures checked via thermal scanners. Protective barriers have been installed at check-in counters to provide additional safety during interaction. Gloves and masks are mandatory for all customers and employees at the airport. In addition, Emirates’ cabin crew, boarding agents and ground staff who interact directly with travellers will don personal protective equipment (PPE) including a protective disposable gown and safety visor.

Social distancing protocols will also be implemented. At this airport, this includes physical indicators being placed on the ground and at waiting areas in the airport to ensure travellers maintain a safe distance.

For health and safety reasons and to minimise interaction on-board, Emirates will offer a modified in-flight service that focuses on reducing contact and infection risk. Magazines and print reading material will not be available during this time. Cabin baggage have to be checked-in, and customers can only bring essential items such as a laptop, handbag, briefcase or baby items on board.

Emirates has initiated a stringent safety programme to ensure aircraft cabins remain clean and sanitary. The airline’s modern aircraft cabins have been fitted with advanced HEPA air filters which remove 99.97% of viruses and eliminate dust, allergens and germs from cabin air for a healthier and safer on-board environment. After its journey and on landing in Dubai, each aircraft will go through enhanced cleaning and disinfection processes to ensure safety and proper sanitation.

For more information on Emirates and on how to book flights, please visit emirates.com.

*Subject to government approval

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Emirates sets industry-leading safety standard for customers travelling as it resumes operations

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Emirates has unveiled multi-faceted measures for employee and customer care at every step of the travel journey, redefining safety and hygiene standards on board and on the ground. The new measures took effect today, with the resumption of regularly scheduled passenger flights to nine destinations.

“Emirates is implementing a comprehensive set of measures at every step of the traveller’s journey, to enhance the sanitisation of all touchpoints, and ensure the health and safety of our customers and employees. The risk of catching an infection on an aircraft is already very low, but we have spared no effort in reviewing and redesigning every step, from check-in to disembarkation. Every measure implemented is an additional reduction in risk, and taken altogether, our aim is really to make flying as safe as possible.

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“We are working with all the stakeholders in Dubai – including the airport, immigration, health and aviation authorities to implement such measures, and we will continue to review and consult expert advice for any development and changes. We are all aware that we have to adapt to different practices during this pandemic in our day to day activities.

All these measures, in combination with the proactive pandemic management strategies that the UAE has taken, show the seriousness with which we are taking the health and safety of our local and global communities and will give confidence to the public,” said Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Chief Operating Officer.

Check-in

Emirates has introduced complimentary hygiene kits to be given to every passenger upon check in at Dubai International Airport and on flights to Dubai. These kits comprise of masks, gloves, antibacterial wipes and hand sanitiser. The hygiene kits supplement a slew of additional measures already introduced to keep customers safe.

Gloves and masks are mandatory for all customers and employees at the airport in Dubai, while only masks are mandated on Emirates flights. On arrival at the airport, thermal scanners at various areas monitor the temperatures of all passengers and employees. Physical distancing indicators have been placed on the ground and at waiting areas to help travellers maintain the necessary distance at check-in, immigration, boarding and transfer areas.

The airport team has also installed protective barriers at each check-in desk and immigration counter to provide additional safety reassurance to passengers and employees during interaction over the counter.

Transit passengers

Customers travelling through Dubai International Airport and transferring onto another flight, will go through thermal screening upon disembarkation. Transfer desks at the airport have also been installed with protective barriers as a precautionary measure. Airport staff, dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE) will direct customers from a safe distance for extra assistance. Customers will be given an additional hygiene kit at the gate before boarding their connecting flight.

Boarding

The boarding sequence has been staggered and passengers board by row, from the last row to the first, in small numbers. The waiting area has also been modified to ensure all customers observe social distancing. Emirates boarding agents, dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE), will facilitate the boarding sequence. The boarding gates are deep cleaned and disinfected after the boarding of every flight.

On board

All cabin crew on board will be fully kitted out in PPEs. To uphold the highest standards of safety and hygiene, Emirates has added a cabin service assistant (CSA) to the crew complement on flights over 1.5 hours. The CSAs will ensure lavatories are cleaned at frequent intervals of every 45 mins. Each lavatory has been equipped with sanitising soap and hand washing instructions.

To minimise the risk of infection by touch, magazines and print reading material will not be available during this time. In premium classes, single use menus and wine lists will be provided to passengers. Comfort items such as mattresses, pillows, blankets, headphones and toys will be hygienically sealed. Emirates will resume its service with hot meals, using high quality, cutlery and crockery, sterilised before each use.

Cabin baggage have to be checked-in, and customers can only bring essential items such as a laptop, handbag, briefcase or baby items on board. Customers are reminded to bring pens to fill out Health Declaration Forms required for some destinations.

Emirates’ modern aircraft cabins have been fitted with advanced HEPA air filters which remove 99.97% of viruses and eliminate dust, allergens and germs from cabin air for a healthier and safer on-board environment. After its journey and on landing in Dubai, each aircraft will go through enhanced cleaning and disinfection processes to ensure safety and proper sanitation.

Emirates crew

To safeguard its employees, Emirates’ flight and cabin crew are provided with cars for pick up and drop off at their home at the beginning and end of their duty. Operating crew check in for their rostered flights in a dedicated crew airport facility before being transported to the aircraft. Layovers in destination cities have been reduced where possible and on long-haul flights, where layovers are necessary, crew are put up in individual rooms in hotels. On return to Dubai, where all Emirates cabin crew are based, COVID-19 tests are done on all crew. Every crew member has been mandated a 14-day quarantine in their homes after every flight, unless they are on duty.

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Emirates set to fly UAE-based Pakistanis from Islamabad to Dubai on 21 May

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Emirates will operate a special flight between Dubai and Islamabad on 21 May to facilitate the repatriation of Pakistani citizens back home as well as a return of UAE-based Pakistani residents to Dubai. Flight EK612 carrying passengers from Dubai International airport will arrive in Islamabad at 16:30hrs on 21 May, while the return flight EK613 will depart Islamabad at 18:30hrs and land in Dubai on the same day at 20:45 local time.

Before they book their flights, UAE residents from Pakistan who wish to return to Dubai will need approval from the UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) via the UAE Twajudi Resident service.

Mohammad Sarhan, Emirates’ Vice President Pakistan said: “During these difficult times, we remain fully committed to help our customers return home to their families in Pakistan. We are also helping Pakistanis, based in the UAE, to return to their jobs and their families. Emirates will continue to work closely with the Government of Pakistan to facilitate repatriation flights. Above all, the safety and the wellbeing of our customers and crew remain Emirates’ top priorities.”

Customers travelling to Dubai are advised to arrive at check-in early; bring the approval letter from the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs allowing them to return to the UAE, their own face mask and hand gloves; and abide by social distancing rules.

Stringent entry restrictions remain in place upon arrival in Dubai which includes: a mandatory DHA test on arrival; a mandatory 14-day quarantine; and a follow up test before release. All Emirates aircraft go through enhanced cleaning and disinfection processes in Dubai, after each journey.

Customers wishing to travel to Dubai can find more info here.

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UPaisa customers can now transfer money for free to anyone across the country

Thursday, May 21, 2020

To upscale the pace of digital transactions and provide convenience, UPaisa has further facilitated its customers by completely removing the charges on all transactions using mobile wallet accounts. As the nation approaches Eid amid Coronavirus crises, the move will prove extremely convenient for the users to transfer money safely from the comfort of their home.

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic in March and as per the directive of State Bank of Pakistan, charges on money transfer to other bank accounts from mobile wallets were also removed. Now with this move all types of money transfer transactions will be free from UPaisa wallet. This means that customers can now send money to anyone in Pakistan with a valid CNIC by selecting send money and then selecting CNIC option from the menu. Money can also be deposited into UPaisa account from any other bank account by simply selecting U Microfinance Bank from the list and adding the UPaisa wallet account/mobile number.

In order to open a new UPaisa account Ufone customers can simply dial *786# from their Ufone SIM, accept the terms and conditions, enter CNIC issuance date  and create MPIN upon receiving confirmation SMS.

The step has been taken to encourage people to perform online transactions instead of stepping out of their homes for payments. Smooth online transaction system will eliminate the hassle of going to the bank along with ensuring safety.

UPaisa aims to fulfill basic financial services needs of the customers including deposits, money transfer, bill payments, mobile top-ups, ATM cards and payments for a variety of services.

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