Watch: Welcome to the ‘fully vaccinated’ Emirates flight over UAE


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Dubai: The excitement is palpable as passengers are preparing to check in for flight EK2021 – a special Emirates flight for fully-vaccinated crew and passengers taking off today from Dubai International Airport at 12pm (UAT time). The unique flight not only celebrates the success of the UAE’s vaccination programme, but also highlights Emirates’ progress in vaccinating its staff and in particular its pilots and cabin crew.

The one-off flight EK2021 will cruise over various areas across the UAE and will return to DXB airport Terminal 3 at 2.30pm local time.‬

Tune in to Gulf News for updates of EK2021.

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Ali Abdullah, 23
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Emirati Ali Abdullah, 23, is one of the passengers. He told Gulf News before checking in: “This is a really exciting flight. It’s been a long time since I’ve taken a flight. This (EK 2021) proves that flight is safe even during the pandemic if you follow the health and safety protocols.”

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