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Three countries are set to resume flights to the war-torn country of Syria.

The ongoing Syrian Civil War, which began in 2011, has seen signs of optimism in recent months as Syria’s minister of culture claimed that “Damascus has recovered” upon the reopening of Syria’s National Museum.

Now, airlines from the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain could be set to resume flights to the Damascus International Airport after shutting them down back in 2012.

A spokeswoman for the Flydubai said: “Flydubai is considering the option to re-enter the market and will announce any operational updates once the decision is made by the relevant authorities to reinstate the UAE national carriers’ operations to Syria,” in a statement.

The news comes off the back of updates that a handful of Gulf countries have start reopening the Embassies in Syria.

Despite early positive signs, Western countries like the UK are still advising against all travel to Syria. “British nationals in Syria should leave by any practical means. Consular support is not available in Syria,” the British government has stated. “The UK has suspended all services of the British Embassy in Damascus and all diplomatic and consular staff have been withdrawn from Syria.”

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