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Syrian Airlines resumes flights to Dubai

The United Arab Emirates is leading calls for Arab states to repair relations with the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad.
A Syrian airline plane is pictured on the tarmac at the Damascus International airport in the Syrian capital on Oct. 1, 2020.

Syrian Airlines has resumed flights to Dubai in the latest sign of improving relations between Syria and the United Arab Emirates.

Syria’s flagship airline will run four flights a week to the UAE’s largest city beginning on July 3. Travelers from Syria previously had to connect via Beirut to reach Dubai. Syrian Airlines has also recently resumed flights to the Emirati capital, Abu Dhabi, as well as Sharjah, according to Syria’s state-run SANA news outlet.

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