Emirates to operate one-off A380 to Bahrain for National Day

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Emirates will operate a special one-off A380 service to Bahrain on December 15, one day ahead of the Kingdom’s 49th National Day celebrations.

The deployment is in response to high passenger demand during the National Day holidays in Bahrain, the company said in a statement.

The Emirates A380 service will operate as EK 839 and EK 840, departing Dubai at 4:05 pm and arriving in Bahrain at 4:25 pm. The flight will then depart Bahrain at 5:45 pm and arrive in Dubai at 8 pm.

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Emirates customers arriving from Bahrain have the option to take a complimentary COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai, or do their COVID-19 PCR test 96 hours prior to departure, making it even more convenient for those planning their holidays.

Passengers coming from Bahrain, along with three other GCC countries do not need to take a COVID-19 PCR test prior to departure.


Emirates celebrated its 20th anniversary to Bahrain this year, and since its first flight to the Kingdom has carried more than 6 million passengers between Bahrain and Dubai.

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Emirates has deployed the A380 on one-off missions to the Kingdom six times, including during busy Eid travel periods, on Bahrain’s National Day in 2017, and has also displayed the double-decker twice during the Bahrain airshow.



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