Moroccan FM says news of ambassadors’ withdrawal from Saudi Arabia, UAE is unfounded

Nasser Bourita told Russian news agency Sputnik that the news was not issued by any Moroccan official. (AFP)
Updated 09 February 2019

Moroccan FM says news of ambassadors’ withdrawal from Saudi Arabia, UAE is unfounded

The Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs said that the news of his country withdrawing its ambassadors from the UAE and Saudi Arabia was unfounded, Al Arabiya reported.

Nasser Bourita told Russian news agency Sputnik that the news was not issued by any Moroccan official.

The minister's statement came after news outlets alleged that Morocco recalled its ambassadors to for consultations on Friday.


Emirates opens bookings for a number of Arab destinations as of July

Updated 40 min 18 sec ago

Emirates opens bookings for a number of Arab destinations as of July

  • Coronavirus travel regulations remain and a number of countries have not yet revealed when they would reopen
  • The airline implemented precautionary measures from May 21

DUBAI: Emirates has opened online bookings for 12 Arab countries for flights starting on July 1.
The destinations include Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Iraq, Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia, but bookings are still subject to change, local media said.
“Currently some of our flights are available for booking starting  July 1; however, the situation still  remains dynamic and these flight services could be subject to change, We aim to provide our customers with as much notice as possible should there be any changes,” an Emirates spokesperson told weekly magazine Arabian Business.
However, coronavirus travel regulations remain and a number of countries have not yet revealed when they would reopen.
The airline implemented precautionary measures from May 21 as regular scheduled flights to some destinations resumed.
These measures introduced include complimentary hygiene kits for all passengers, staggered boarding – carried out on a row-by-row basis – with all flights over one-and-a-half hours having a cabin service assistant, who will ensure the toilets are cleaned every 45 minutes.
Other measures include a series of precautions for transit passengers in Dubai, ensuring strict social distancing and requiring passengers and crew to wear masks and gloves at all times.