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Indians among top 10 nationalities who travelled from Dubai to Qatar to watch FIFA World Cup

Passengers from 171 countries travelled from Dubai to Doha on the Match Day Shuttle flights for FIFA World Cup

by Tanvir Awan
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Dubai-based airline flydubai has said that it has facilitated over 130,000 football fans to travel conveniently to take part in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Indians were among the top 10 nationalities who travelled to Qatar to watch the biggest football tournament in the world.

Around 3.5 millions Indian expatriates live and work here in the UAE.

Passengers from 171 countries travelled from Dubai to Doha on the Match Day Shuttle flights to cheer on their favourite players and teams.

Top 10 nationalities who travelled from Dubai to Doha

  • United Kingdom
  • India
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • France
  • Argentina
  • United States
  • Morocco
  • Jordan
  • Canada
  • Brazil

Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, hailed the success of Match Day Shuttle service operations and thanked Dubai and Qatar authorities for their support and cooperation.

In an unprecedented move, flydubai operated up to 30 daily return flights between DWC and DIA (Dubai and Doha airports), with a shuttle flight departing every 30 minutes during the peak travel periods of the day.

Match Day Shuttle flights were operated by seven of the flydubai’s Boeing 737 aircraft which were temporarily deployed at the Dubai airport for the duration of the FIFA World Cup.

The airline also celebrated Argentina national football team’s victory with a special football-themed livery on two of its new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

tanvir@dubainewsweek.com

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