| 22 February 2024, Thursday |

Israel to resume all flights to Dubai with new security deal -security agency

The Israeli security agency Shin Bet announced on Friday that Israel and the United Arab Emirates have reached an agreement on security that will allow Israeli airlines to resume a full schedule of flights to Dubai.

They had to cut back on services due to a dispute over airport security in Dubai, and without a settlement by March 8, all flights would have been canceled.

A deal was made with Emirati counterparts, according to Shin Bet.

“Common working principles and security arrangements were agreed upon, allowing Israeli airlines to resume regular flights to Dubai,” the statement stated.

Nonstop flights from Tel Aviv to Dubai were among the benefits of a historic 2020 agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Since then, hundreds of thousands of Israelis have visited the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf commercial hub.

Israel’s Shin Bet security organization had previously expressed concerns about preparations at Dubai International Airport, but did not go into depth.

One challenge, according to the three Israeli carriers that fly to Dubai, was obtaining enough security tags for workers to conduct a full flight schedule.

  • Reuters