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flydubai and Emirates Launch Flights to Istanbul, Free Hotel in Dubai

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Dubai-based airlines flydubai and Emirates will launch daily services between Dubai and Istanbul from December 17 and December 21 respectively.

Flydubai flights from Dubai International (DXB) to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW) are available to book on flydubai.com.

The addition of Istanbul expands Emirates’ European network to 31 destinations, enabling customers to safely and easily connect to destinations across its wide global network with one convenient stop in Dubai. Emirates flight EK 121 will depart Dubai at 14:20 hrs, arriving in Istanbul at 18:20 hrs. The return flight, EK 122, will depart Istanbul at 20:05hrs, arriving in Dubai at 01:20 hrs the following day.

Flights to/from Istanbul will operate once daily by the Boeing 777- 300ER. Tickets can be booked on emirates.com, the Emirates App, Emirates sales offices, via travel agents as well as online travel agents.

Complimentary Stays in Dubai

Emirates has also partnered with Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) on a promotion to offer complimentary stays at the JW Marriott to all Emirates customers visiting Dubai from 6 December until 28 February 2021.

Courtesy of Dubai Tourism and Emirates, the airline's Economy Class passengers will receive a free night's stay, while passengers flying First or Business Class can enjoy two complimentary nights' stay at the modern JW Marriott which is conveniently located near attractions like the Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Opera.

The General Civil Aviation Authority in the UAE had announced the suspension of all inbound and outbound flights to Turkey – among other countries – beginning March 17.

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