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can anyone fly on EK regardless of nationality or sexual preference?

Old Dec 27, 13, 9:27 am
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can anyone fly on EK regardless of nationality or sexual preference?

can anyone fly on Emirates regardless of nationality or sexual preference?

For example, a citizen of Israel normally can't fly on Emirates because of the
political situation between Israel and most Arab states. So I assume Emirates
will not allow passengers to check-in with an Israeli passport. Will they also
deny check-in to male or female passengers who are openly gay?(by the way
they are dressed or public display of affection for each other... such as two
men or two women holding hands while standing at the check-in counter
or on the plane?)

My question is strictly limited to the airline's regulation or policy, either official
or not, so please keep this in mind. I'm not looking for a political debate.
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Old Dec 27, 13, 11:10 am
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Originally Posted by threepackape View Post
can anyone fly on Emirates regardless of nationality or sexual preference?

For example, a citizen of Israel normally can't fly on Emirates because of the
political situation between Israel and most Arab states. So I assume Emirates
will not allow passengers to check-in with an Israeli passport. Will they also
deny check-in to male or female passengers who are openly gay?(by the way
they are dressed or public display of affection for each other... such as two
men or two women holding hands while standing at the check-in counter
or on the plane?)

My question is strictly limited to the airline's regulation or policy, either official
or not, so please keep this in mind. I'm not looking for a political debate.
If you start kissing in public in Dubai, you'll probably be arrested, no matter what your sexual preference. If you keep your hands to yourself, there won't be any problem.
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Old Dec 27, 13, 12:06 pm
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I don't think anyone, whether in Dubai or elsewhere, will walk up to the check-in agent and out of no where inform them of their sexual orientation. Also, I don't think the check-in agent will ask of this if they have their 'doubts'. So I don't think it should be a problem. PDA is kind of rare during check-in, at least that's what I've noticed in my years of traveling.
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Old Dec 27, 13, 6:09 pm
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Originally Posted by threepackape View Post
can anyone fly on Emirates regardless of nationality or sexual preference?

For example, a citizen of Israel normally can't fly on Emirates because of the
political situation between Israel and most Arab states. So I assume Emirates
will not allow passengers to check-in with an Israeli passport. Will they also
deny check-in to male or female passengers who are openly gay?(by the way
they are dressed or public display of affection for each other... such as two
men or two women holding hands while standing at the check-in counter
or on the plane?)

My question is strictly limited to the airline's regulation or policy, either official
or not, so please keep this in mind. I'm not looking for a political debate.
There is no problem transiting Dubai via emirates with an Israeli passport. The issue is only if an Israeli passport holder tries to enter Dubai.
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Old Dec 27, 13, 7:22 pm
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There is no issue for a gay Jew to fly Emirates if that's what your query is. As mentioned, the only issue would be if an Israeli passport holder regardless of sexuality approached the Dubai Immigration for entry into the country. Just take a look around Dubai, plenty of gay tourists and residents to be seen. Just reserved in their PDA's.
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Old Dec 28, 13, 9:52 pm
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Originally Posted by ukdoctor View Post
There is no problem transiting Dubai via emirates with an Israeli passport.
Are you sure about this?
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Old Dec 29, 13, 7:33 am
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Originally Posted by Zol View Post
Are you sure about this?
Emirates even serves Kosher meals whenr equested as a special meal . Transit is allowed , only visits denied into the UAE.
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Old Dec 31, 13, 7:25 am
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/ 31DEC13 / 1423 UTC



National Israel (IL)
Embarkation United Kingdom (GB)
Transit United Arab Emirates (AE)
Destination Thailand (TH)



Transit United Arab Emirates (AE)


TWOV (Transit Without Visa):
Visa required, except for Holders of confirmed onward tickets
for a max. transit of 24 hours



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