Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Reno to Dubai
The United Arab Emirates has restricted the entry of most non-residents. However, there is a separate set of regulations specifically for entering Dubai, which was announced on June 21 and is now in effect for Dubai residents and visitors.
Travelers must meet entry visa requirements to visit the UAE.
UAE nationals are exempt from doing the COVID‑19 PCR test prior to departing from the country of origin to Dubai. They will be tested on arrival in Dubai.
Traveling to Dubai.
Travel requirements for Dubai residents:
Depending on travelers' UAE visa, they need to apply to either the GDRFA or ICA for approval to return.
Travelers who are Dubai residence visa holders must have return approval from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).
Travelers holding a visa from any other emirate outside of Dubai, you must obtain entry permission from the Federal Authority.
All passengers arriving to Dubai from any point of origin (including GCC countries) must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Negative COVID-19 certificates must be printed in English or Arabic. No hand written, SMS or digital certificates will be accepted. Children under the age of 12 and passengers with a severe or moderate disability are exempt from the PCR test.
The UAE government has specified designated laboratories. All travelers can either use the recommended laboratories in the list or any trusted and certified laboratories in your country of origin to get your COVID‑19 PCR test. However, travelers flying from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh must get their certificate from one of the labs listed in the designated laboratories document to be accepted on the flight.
Upon arrival, all travelers must download and register their details on the COVID-19 DXB App (iOS)-(Android).
Travelers must have a medical travel insurance with international coverage that covers COVID-19 before traveling. Travelers will need to sign a declaration to bear all costs of quarantine and treatment and complete a Health Declaration Form before departure confirming they are not displaying COVID-19 symptoms.
Before visitors fly to Dubai, they will also be required to complete a Health Declaration Form and a Quarantine Form. Both forms need to be printed, completed and handed over to Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival.
Travelers may also be required to undertake a a further COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai and will have to isolate pending the result of the COVID-19 PCR test.
Passport holders from certain countries including the US, Canada, and the UK may be able to receive a tourist visa on arrival in Dubai, typically valid for 30 days. To see more information on this and other regulations for travel to Dubai, check this page.
Traveling to Abu Dhabi:
Depending on flight origin, test must be carried out between 48, 72 or 96 hours ahead of flight departure time.
Travelers to Abu Dhabi from the 'green' list of countries, regions and territories will be required to present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours prior to their departure.
Traveling from Dubai to Abu Dhabi:
Tourists arriving to Abu Dhabi by land via other emirates, from countries included on the 'green' list will be allowed entry to Abu Dhabi after presenting a negative PCR test, valid for 48 hours.
Visitors coming in from other destinations who wish to enter Abu Dhabi through neighboring emirates will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours of receiving the examination, in addition to undergoing a quarantine period in Abu Dhabi if they have been in the UAE for less than 10 days (quarantine period requirement depends on the number of days spent in the UAE prior to entry into Abu Dhabi).
Traveling to Sharjah:
Travelers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 96 hours prior to travel.
Visitors and tourist must have an international medical insurance and a local UAE Mobile Number starting with 050, 056, 057 or 058 for PCR track and trace purposes. Without a UAE Mobile Number, passengers will not be allowed into the UAE. Telecom providers have booths in the Arrival PCR Testing Zones, so that a UAE SIM Card can be purchased, if needed.
Travelers are required to download ALHOSN app.
Stringent entry restrictions remain in place upon arrival at all airports in the UAE which may include, but are not limited to, a Health Authority COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, mandatory quarantine period, usually via self-isolation at a private address if suitable, or a hotel or Government facility, for at least 14 days, and follow up testing before you are able to complete quarantine. Once any quarantine period is complete you must continue to comply with all measures put in place by the UAE authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Abu Dhabi Quarantine Requirements:
Travelers from one of the 'green' countries, regions and territories will be exempt from the quarantine period. Upon arrival, they will need to take a second test and self-isolate until the results of this test are received. All travelers will need to take a PCR test on day 6 for those staying for 6 days or more, and on day 12 for those staying for 12 days or more.
For travelers entering from destinations not on the 'green' list, procedures include the following:
Upon arrival to Abu Dhabi, medical authorities will conduct another PCR test after they have are disembarked from their flight.
Following the PCR test, travelers will then need to register under the quarantine system. they will be provided with an electronic wristband, which they will need to wear throughout the ten-day quarantine period. The health authorities will evaluate the most appropriate location for their quarantine. This may be their home, a hotel, or accommodation provided by medical authorities.
All travelers will need to take a PCR test on day 6 for those staying for 6 days or more, and on day 12 for those staying for 12 days or more.
Should they receive a negative result, 10 days after their arrival into Abu Dhabi, the electronic wristband will be removed by medical authorities, and they can finish their quarantine period.
Travelers entering Abu Dhabi who have participated in the UAE voluntary COVID19 vaccination program or have participated in the third phase of clinical vaccination research or who have obtained a mark in the ‘Al Hosn App’ are exempt from quarantine on arrival in Abu Dhabi.
Sharjah Quarantine Requirements:
Travelers will have to undergo another PCR test upon arrival at Sharjah Airport regardless of their earlier negative report.
All incoming travelers are subject to self-isolation at their residence until the results of their PCR test are notified. In case the result is negative, the self-isolation period will end. In case of a positive case of PCR test, the period of medical isolation is 14 days, with travelers or their sponsors bearing the expenses of treatment and isolation.
Travelers transiting in Dubai from Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK or US are not required to present a COVID‑19 PCR test certificate unless it is mandated by the country of origin or final destination.
Travelers transiting in Dubai from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Cote d’lvoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia or Zimbabwe must have a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate that is valid for 96 hours from the date of test, as well as any requirements for their final destination.
Travelers transiting through Abu Dhabi or Sharjah must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 96 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates.
There are currently 7,823 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in AE and 1,145 deaths as of Feb 24 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 20h 35m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($954) and Delta ($999)
When flying out of Reno you will be using Reno, often referred to as Reno Airport. You will be landing at Dubai Intl, also known as Dubai Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Overall experiance."
Cons: "Nothing specially."
Pros: "Attentiveness and kindness of staff."
Cons: "Can't transfer miles."
Pros: "I flew Emirates for the first time. You guys rock. The stewardesses very quick to help with their smiley faces. The Asian vegetarian meal was okay."
Cons: "Why did I not fly with you guys before???"
Cons: "I have used Kayak many times but I am afraid I may not use it anymore. We booked tickets to India from Boston few months ago. We booked for Emirates. But we got the tickets issued through web jet. With the recent travel ban we wanted to reschedule our tickets. And then the whole problem unravelled. We called kayak to reschedule. Kayak team said its not their responsibility and forwarded me to Web jet. We called emirates directly but they said since we booked tickets via Web jet they will be able to help. So we called Web jet and they charged a hefty 250-300$ extra to what Emirates would have charged for difference in pay. They said its basically the processing fee. We were disappointed as the reason for postponing was not in our hands, and the fact that kayak passed the buck to Web jet in dealing with the issue. If we had bought our tickets directly from Emirates the process would have been very smooth."
Cons: "The boarding was chaotic. The public address at the gate was not clear and everyone seemed to line up randomly."
Pros: "Very clean and comfortable. Staff very attentive."
Cons: "Many sick passengers on board."
Cons: "The touchscreens on the 777s were a bit unresponsive."
Cons: "need more leg room and ability to recline"
Cons: "It seems to me that the flights to India are a little more cramped than the ones from the West to Dubai."
Pros: "It's a long way. I was ok. Thanks"
Pros: "Boarding announcements somewhat vague - not repeated often enough"
Pros: "I will only fly Emirates when available to my destination from now on."
Pros: "Attentive staff"
Pros: "The hygiene kits that they offer! They are awesome and very much appreciated."
Cons: "I would have loved some Classic Anime(Japanese cartoon)Movies or cartoon series on the ICE system."
Pros: "Slept well with minimal disturbances form the air hostess."
Cons: "Cannot specify dietary restrictions while checking as it was not enabled"
Cons: "Can you enforce the team NOT to throw the luggage to keep on the belt(s) as you guys don't have to."
Pros: "I was upgraded to business"
Cons: "You did not consult me first and I was traveling with a friend"
Cons: "It was too cold and the blanket was too light"
Pros: "Space and cleanness"
Cons: "Baggage took almost 2 hours to get out at return destination"
Cons: "Tough to get a drink"
Cons: "Had a tough time to get a replacement ticket."
Cons: "Checkin process takes long"
Pros: "Flights were on time."
Cons: "Layover time at the airport"
Pros: "Good overall experience."
Pros: "I have heard my friends complain about the baggage check in process for the middle eastern flights was worst..but emirates were actually very helpful with the procees."
Cons: "Why so damn cold onboard ?? Like a freezer. Probably gonna get sick now. Its ridicilious."
Cons: "The Staff always seems to be very rude - i see how they are to others and and also to me. They always seem either rushed and frustrated - this applies to all the flights i have been on lately with Emirates"
Pros: "Wifi availability. Comfort."
Pros: "Elegance in general"
Cons: "Nothing to complain"
Pros: "Clean bathroom and courteous staff"
Cons: "Less snacks and selection of movies"
Pros: "Everything was fine."
Cons: "Everything was fine."
Pros: "Would recommend it to everyone, really loved it."
Cons: "Landing should be more smooth."
Pros: "Flying with Emirates"
Pros: "Very professional and very curtious thank you Emirates."
Pros: "Smooth flight early arrival crew was excellent"
Cons: "Nothing I enjoy delta"
Cons: "We were delayed by 2 hours because of storms in Atlanta. The crew was awesome with updates but it made for a long day."
Pros: "Crew was very attentive. I appreciated the extra spacing between passengers."
Cons: "I would have liked to see alcohol served."
Cons: "The man sitting next to me was coughing and not covering his mouth. I am especially concerned given the recent Coronavirus outbreak."
Pros: "Friendly flight attendants. I appreciate the complimentary bag check for my carry-on bag to the destination."
Pros: "The agent at the bag drop was very helpful. We had two reservations and she took the extra step to call someone and helped check our luggage all the way to destination. Thanks for the wonderful service. Flight attendants were all smiling and very friendly. A very special treat that we got two snacks each which were very much appreciated as it was an early morning flight and we didn't get a chance to get breakfasts."
Cons: "Idk terrible flight experience with delta"
Pros: "Crew was amazing."
Pros: "Confort was minor but ok"
Cons: "The flight was not on time. The staff broke my carry-on zip for expansion and refuse to admit it was a suitcase damage which need to be repair. They said put a belt around it to use it !!!! It is a 1 year new piece of luggage from Delsey which is a very good quality brand and expensive!!!!!!"
Pros: "Crew was so friendly and helpful!"
Cons: "My suitcase arrived damaged."
Pros: "The crew was great. Flight was on time. Although crowded, boarded went smoothly."
Cons: "Checking bags in Reno was a bit chaotic. Only one representative was there to assist when we arrived an hour before the flight. When others arrived to assist, people went directly to counter and were helped before those of us who had been waiting in line. My seat back screen did not work ."
Pros: "Great movies."
Cons: "Seats won’t stay reclined."
Pros: "The crew was totally understanding with the huge delay."
Cons: "The communication from Delta on the delay."
Cons: "My kids were asleep when the flight attendant passed the snacks . I asked to get the snack for them and she told me they will have to get it in the back of plane once awake. Didn’t argue but was surprised"
Cons: "Boarding was disorganized. Snack mix tasted plain."
Pros: "comfortable flight"
Pros: "The crew was absolutely amazing!! So kind and helpful! The captain also took a beautiful path around Rainier during a gorgeous sunrise!! The seats were very comfortable and the flight was smooth even though it was a smaller plane (Skywest). I will absolutely fly Skywest again!"
Cons: "It’s an older plane and needs a little work; but don’t we all?! ;)"
Pros: "Arrived on time and smooth flight though it was completely full"
Pros: "On time departure and arrival"
Cons: "Paying for seats"
Cons: "Confusion with shuttle to terminal 4"
Pros: "We got on we took off and arrived on schedule just as it should be."
Cons: "Leg room"
Pros: "Preboarded and all went smooth and quick"
Cons: "Entertainment system wasn’t working"
Pros: "Helpful staff"
Cons: "I didn’t have anything negative to report regarding this flight."
Pros: "The staff are friendly and passengers quickly get on and off the plane."
Cons: "I travel this route (ATL - MGM) often and it seems like half the time I use Delta there is an issue with the plane including times when the flight has been cancelled. This time the plane left the gate and some fifteen minutes after sitting on the tarmac was taken back to the gate. The issue was said to be an element that keeps a sensor from freezing in extreme cold weather. The less than one hour flight took two hours to complete. This should have been dealt with as a maintenance issue but Delta doesn't seem to think so. The planes on this route make Delta a LOT of money as it is one of the most profitable routes in the US. You would think Delta could invest in keeping better maintained planes on the route."
Pros: "There were actual meals served on the flight. They were pretty good. Free movies available."
Cons: "There was one cranky flight attendant. The seats don’t recline quite enough to be able to sleep."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Small aircraft"
Pros: "The flight was very smooth and the landing also was very good. The selection of movie are plenty."
Pros: "It was actually a Delta Airlines flight. In business class. Service was good."
Cons: ". The flight was overbooked and I had to wait for last minute to find out weather I will be on board of the flight .My bags were left behind in Amsterdam which were delivered later than they were supposed to."
Pros: "The cabin crew was excellent. Friendly, helpful, efficient"
Cons: "Having to wait till almost boarding time to have seat assignment . If the ticket was confirmed already st the time of purchase why make people wait until the last minute for a seat???"
Pros: "good flight and pleasant staff"
Cons: "no vegetarian option in business class therefore nothing to eat for me for whole flight. also sky lounge very poor"
Pros: "Not crowded?"
Cons: "It's a 6A flight from RNO to SLC meaning you are up really early to get to the airport, checkin and wait. There's no Delta lounge, so you're stuck trying to find something to eat and somewhere to sit well before our flight. The exit row seating does help, but the seats didn't recline making it a bit more uncomfortable."
Pros: "Friendly service"
Cons: "The booking was done through vayama and the confirmation numbers didn't match with delta's. It was confusing. I had to talk to a delta rep and give her the eticket # and at that point, she gave me a new confirmation #, that I was able to use to check in with on delta"
Pros: "Flight attendants very friendly."
Cons: "Being next to lavatory."
Cons: "missed flight bc of delay with first flight. jad to wait 5 hours at lax"
Cons: "The wifi wasn't strong enough to download the app to watch movies on the plane."
Cons: "Old plane, bad food & old crew"
Pros: "Plenty of room, on time"
Cons: "Flight was changed. Missed an important event"
Pros: "The staff onboard was friendly and attentive. They made every effort to make sure I had whatever I wanted. Boarding was quick and easy. The onbaord entertainment system had a large selection and I was never without something worth watching."
Cons: "The first class accommodation isn't as good as advertised. The seat is supposed to completely recline allowing you to sleep. Unfortunately if you're 6 foot or taller there isn't enough room. Other airlines like Emirates gives you more room in their business class so it's disappointing to see United 1st class is so cramped. The screens for the onboard entertainment system in first class are lower quality then those used in coach."
Pros: "Nice power nap, quick flight!"
Pros: "Hospitable crew"
Cons: "Na, nothing special"
Pros: "I got upgraded to 1st class Enjoyed the luxury and extra attention"
Cons: "The bathroom was really tiny.but apart from that everything was perfect"
Pros: "Getting out of the plane"
Cons: "Wobbly, tight seating. Broken tv/entertainment system. No legroom. No warning before turbulence."
Pros: "Free rebooking"
Pros: "Excellent flight and crew on a new Airbus 319"
Cons: "Lunch time flight. Only food in economy was bags of high carb salty snacks"
Pros: "Had exit row so more leg room"
Cons: "Did not announce zones well, no entertainment."
Airlines flying from Reno to Dubai have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Reno to Dubai
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Reno to Dubai
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Reno to Dubai
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Reno to Dubai
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Reno to Dubai