Israel's flag carrier El Al announced on Monday it will launch direct flights to Dubai starting Dec 13.
The airline said it will operate three flights to the UAE on Sundays and Thursdays and two flights in the rest of the week.
The company will reportedly use its 737-900 Boeing aircraft as well its newest acquisition, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Prices for a round trip flight ticket to Dubai in economy class, not including baggage and seating, will start at $299. A ticket for the premium class will start at $599 and tickets for the business class will start at $899.
VP of Commerce & Aviation at EL AL, Miki Strassburger said: “Three months El Al's first historic commercial flight between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, which was also the first Israeli flight to pass over Saudi Arabia, we are pleased to announce the launch of regular flights to the UAE and are excited to reunite with our customers on direct flights to Dubai.”
Despite the announcement, only Israelis with a foreign passport will be able to enter Dubai, at least until Israel and the UAE sign a visa exemption agreement between them.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Arye Deri signed an order which allows citizens of the United Arab Emirates to enter Israel for a period of up to 90 days without an entry visa.
In addition, the foreign ministries of Israel and the Emirates have agreed on an interim arrangement according to which Israeli airlines will be able to book an electronic visa for all Israeli passengers on their flights.