Emirates restores flights to five African countries


Emirates resumed passenger operations between Dubai and five African countries on29 January.

The significant restoration of services will include Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Dar El Salaam, Tanzania; Nairobi, Kenya; Harare, Zimbabwe; and Emirates’ three South African gateways Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

South Africa

Flights between Dubai and South Africa will operate as a daily flight to and from Johannesburg, effective 29 January and double-daily services from 1 February. Flights to and from Cape Town and Durban will operate daily from 1 February.

Emirates flight EK 761 departs Dubai at 04h40, arriving in Johannesburg at 10h55. EK 762 departs Johannesburg at 13h25, arriving in Dubai at 23h45. The second daily flight, EK 763, departs Dubai at 10h05, arriving in Johannesburg at 16h30. The return flight, EK 764, leaves Johannesburg at 18h50, arriving in Dubai at 05h05 the next day.

EK 772 from Dubai to Cape Town departs at 03h55, arriving in Cape Town at 11h45. EK 771 leaves Cape Town at 18h25, arriving in Dubai at 05h55 the next day. EK 775 departs Dubai at 10h35, arriving in Durban at 17h05, and EK 776 takes off from Durban at 19h00, arriving in Dubai at 05h15h the next day.


Emirates will operate 10 weekly flights to Nairobi from 29 January. EK 719 and 720 will operate on Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, taking off from Dubai at 09h35 and arriving in Nairobi at 13h45, in turn leaving Nairobi at 15h30, and landing in Dubai at 21h30. EK 721 and 722 will fly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday with EK 721 taking off from Dubai at 02h10, arriving in Nairobi at 06h20. EK 722 will leave Nairobi at 23h55, arriving in Dubai at 05h55.


Emirates flights to Addis Ababa will operate daily from 30 January, with EK 723 taking off from Dubai at 09h25, arriving in Addis Ababa at 12h40. EK 724 leaves Addis Ababa at 15h05, arriving in Dubai at 20h15.


Emirates will operate to Dar Es Salaam with five flights a week from 30 January. EK 725 will take off from Dubai at 09h30, arriving in Dar Es Salaam at 13h55. EK 726 will leave Dar Es Salaam at 15h25, landing in Dubai at 21h50.


Emirates will operate to Harare with six weekly flights linked to its Lusaka service from 30 January. EK 713 leaves Dubai at 09h20, with a stop in Lusaka, and arrives in Harare at 17h00. EK 714 takes off from Harare at 18h45, stopping in Lusaka, and continuing on to Dubai to arrive at 06h25 the next day.

All passengers travelling from Emirates’ African network with Dubai as their final destination require a 48 hour PCR test. Passengers must present a valid negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate with a QR code for a test conducted at an approved facility, and validity must be calculated from the time the sample was collected. Upon arrival in Dubai, passengers will undergo an additional Covid-19 PCR test and remain in self quarantine until the results of the test are received.

Passengers travelling from these destinations and transiting in Dubai are required to follow the rules and requirements of their final destination.