Emirates has announced it is to fly daily from Dublin to Dubai from next year. The airline will commence services on 9 January onboard an Airbus A330-200. It will leave Dubai at 0700 and arrive in the Irish capital at 1130, while the return flights leaves Dublin at 1255 landing in Dubai at 0025. “Dublin will be our 29th route in Europe and Emirates’ customers in Ireland who currently travel through some of our UK gateways will be able to fly non-stop to our industry leading hub in Dubai and conveniently connect onwards to our broadening route network,” said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group. “We see strong potential in Ireland through its industry, technology, tourism and the huge number of Irish nationals living overseas”. The announcement comes after a new passenger terminal was opened at Dublin airport.