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.


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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