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Qatar Airways announces resumption of flights to UAE

Qatar Airways has announced the resumption of flights to United Arab Emirates following the easing of tensions in the Middle East after a blockade of more than three years.

Photo: Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways is resuming more and more routes to its neighbouring countries after the end of blockade. Firstly, it resumed flights to Saudi Arabia, then to Egypt and now to the UAE.

Return to Dubai

Starting 27th January,2021, the Doha-based airline will resume flying to Dubai, following 3 and a half years of absence.

  • Doha-Dubai
  • Departure time- 19:00
  • Arrival time- 21:10
  • Flight time- 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Flight number- QR1018
  • Dubai-Doha
  • Departure time- 22:40
  • Arrival time- 22:50
  • Flight time- 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Flight number- QR1019

From 28th January,2021, the airline will add a second flight on Doha-Dubai route.

  • Doha-Dubai
  • Departure time- 01:00
  • Arrival time- 03:10
  • Flight time- 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Flight number- QR1002
  • Dubai-Doha
  • Departure time- 06:00
  • Arrival time- 06:10
  • Flight time- 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Flight number- QR1003

Abu Dhabi

Following Qatar’s re-entrance into Dubai as its first UAE destination, it will add its second route just one day later. Starting 28th January,2021, Qatar will fly to Abu Dhabi from Doha with a daily service.

  • Doha-Abu Dhabi
  • Departure time- 19:50
  • Arrival time- 21:55
  • Flight time- 1 hour and 5 minutes
  • Flight number- QR1054
  • Abu Dhabi-Doha
  • Departure time- 23:25
  • Arrival time- 23:35
  • Flight time- 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Flight number- QR1055

From 29th January,2021, Qatar Airways will add a second service on this route.

  • Doha-Abu Dhabi
  • Departure time- 02:15
  • Arrival time- 04:20
  • Flight time- 1 hour and 5 minutes
  • Flight number- QR1040
  • Abu Dhabi-Doha
  • Departure time- 05:50
  • Arrival time- 06:00
  • Flight time- 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Flight number- QR1041

The Abu Dhabi service appears, for now, to be a single daily, with departures alternating between the evening and early morning schedule. Of course, all this is subject to change, so do check with Qatar’s booking engine if you plan to travel.

Just an Airbus A320 this time

Qatar is well known for laying on its favorite airplane for important new routes – the A350. When it relaunched flights to Saudi Arabia, the airline flew in its flagship A350-1000 for its inaugural route. It issued the same aircraft for its first landing on the runway of the new Brandenburg Airport last year. Going forward, the Saudi Arabia route will be flown by the Boeing B777, and Berlin is expected to see a Boeing B787 Dreamliner service.

Qatar Airways’ A320 Photo: Qatar Airways

However, the airline is not planning to send a widebody for these short routes to the UAE, not even for the first flights. According to its booking engine, it will be using an A320 from the outset, likely a marker of the potentially low traffic in the initial stages.

Nevertheless, it’s great to see Qatar Airways returning to the UAE after such a long time. It will be a welcome service for those previously forced to take flights of 8 hours or more to connect between the two countries.

What do you think of Qatar Airways’ resumption of services to UAE? Let us know in the comments section below.

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