Emirates has announced the resumption of passenger services to three destinations in Africa this week.

The Dubai-based airline will restart services to Conakry in Guinea and Dakar in Senegal on Thursday (September 3) and to Lusaka in Zambia on Friday (September 4), growing the total number of cities it now serves on the continent to nine.

All services will be operated twice weekly by a Boeing 777-300ER and the flights from Dubai to Conakry and Dakar will be linked.

In other Emirates news, passenger services to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, will also resume this week, with daily flights operated by a B777-300ER launching on Tuesday (September 1).

Customers travelling to any of these destinations via Dubai can now stopover in the city if they so wish as the emirate re-opened to international visitors on July 7. Ensuring the safety of travellers, visitors and the community, COVID-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai (and the UAE), including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country from which they are travelling.

Emirates’ current network spans 80 cities globally, with more additions anticipated soon.

Customers can book flights on emirates.com or via travel agents. More information on Emirates’ current routes and services can be found on www.emirates.com/wherewefly.

For more information on entry requirements for international visitors to Dubai visit: www.emirates.com/flytoDubai. Dubai residents can check the latest travel requirements at: www.emirates.com/returntoDubai.