dnata’s DUBZ launches home COVID-19 testing in partnership with Mediclinic
Innovative home check-in services ensure safe and hassle-free travel experience
Dubai, 6 July 2020 – DUBZ, dnata’s leading baggage technology and logistics company, further enhanced its offering to help travellers in Dubai enjoy a safe, seamless and worry-free travel experience. In addition to its innovative home check-in services, the company now also provides COVID-19 testing, enabling customers to safely and quickly complete the flight check-in process and obtain a medical certificate within 24 to 48 hours of testing, at home or any location of their choice in Dubai.
Customers booking the COVID-19 testing service are visited by a team of highly-trained medical professionals who perform a swab test on all passengers ahead of the home check-in process. The samples are tested in a medical laboratory and the results are shared with customers digitally. All passengers testing negative for COVID-19 receive a medical certificate. The COVID-19 testing services are delivered by Mediclinic, a trusted global healthcare provider.
During the convenient home check-in process the helpful DUBZ agents check in travellers for their flights, print their boarding passes, weigh and tag their baggage and ensure that they are delivered to the airport and loaded onto the aircraft. All baggage is treated with disinfectant to remove any germs and provide protection from microbes for up to 72 hours.
At the airport, DUBZ customers are met by marhaba’s meet & greet agents who fast-track them through immigration. Each marhaba agent wears gloves and a mask, and abides by social distancing guidelines while assisting passengers at the airport.
Omar Abou Faraj, CEO and Co-Founder of DUBZ, said: “We are delighted to join forces with a trusted healthcare provider to offer another innovative service to Dubai travellers. Our partnership with Mediclinic underlines our commitment to ensuring a safe, hassle-free travel experience for customers. We continue to work hard to deliver innovative solutions that make a difference.”
David Hadley, CEO Mediclinic Middle East, said: “Mediclinic is delighted to partner with DUBZ on this new initiative which will enable people to start travelling safely, with peace of mind that they are healthy, and that they have undergone testing with the minimum amount of contact before their flight. Our dedicated Covid-19 testing laboratories also mean that results are available quickly and accurately.”
The innovative home check-in services of DUBZ can be booked 24/7 online, on DUBZ.com from only AED 199. The services are available from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM, seven days a week.
DUBZ services can also be booked at the DUBZ Luggage Concierge, on the ground floor of The Dubai Mall. The DUBZ Luggage Concierge is open every day, from 10 am to 10 pm.
DUBZ is a technology start-up founded in 2016 by three enterprising individuals. The company identified a niche in enhancing the experience of travellers by providing a convenient home and hotel baggage collection and delivery service that can be booked online 24 hours a day. Utilizing GPS tracking for its vehicles, CCTV screening at its facilities and smartphones for its drivers, DUBZ is able to ensure a secure and hassle-free service to its customers. In 2016, the company was selected as a winner of Intelak, the aviation and travel incubator programme co-founded by the Emirates Group, GE, and Dubai Tourism to nurture travel technology entrepreneurship in the UAE.
To find out more about the services of DUBZ and make a booking, visit https://dubz.com/
Mediclinic Middle East is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mediclinic International, a UK listed company and operates as an international private healthcare services group, established in South Africa in 1983, with divisions in Switzerland, Southern Africa (South Africa and Namibia) and the United Arab Emirates. It also holds a 29.9% interest in Spire Healthcare Group plc, a leading private healthcare group based in the United Kingdom and operates 38 hospitals.
Mediclinic Middle East operates seven hospitals, and 20 outpatient clinics with more than 900 inpatient beds in the United Arab Emirates.
Mediclinic is focused on providing specialist, multi-disciplinary services across the continuum of care and is regarded as the most respected and trusted provider of healthcare services by patients, medical practitioners, funders and regulators of healthcare in each of its markets.
For more information about Mediclinic Middle East and its facilities, please visit www.mediclinic.ae.