First plane with Israeli tourists lands in UAE after deal

Israeli tourists leave a flydubai plane which departed from Ben-Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv and landed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The primary flight carrying Israeli vacationers to the United Arab Emirates landed Sunday within the city-state of Dubai, the newest signal of the normalization deal reached between the 2 nations.

FlyDubai flight No. FZ8194 landed at Dubai Worldwide Airport simply after 5:40 p.m., bringing the vacationers to the skyscraper-studded metropolis after an almost three-hour journey. The low-cost service had despatched certainly one of its Boeing 737s to Ben-Gurion Worldwide Airport in Tel Aviv earlier Sunday morning to select up the passengers.

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The flight flew throughout Saudi Arabia after which over the waters of the Persian Gulf to succeed in the UAE, a federation of seven sheikhdoms additionally house to Abu Dhabi.

The flight, put collectively by an Israeli firm referred to as Gaya Excursions, noticed Jewish Israelis and quite a few Arab Israelis on board. Most of the Jewish Israelis wore kippah head coverings.

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