Qatar Airways Close Offices in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain

Qatar Airways has confirmed the closure of offices in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in the wake of the diplomatic crisis affecting the Gulf state.

The airline says the closures in Dubai, Sharjah and Riyadh are “in accordance with local authority directions”.

Qatar Airways’ operations in the region have been severely affected by the pressure placed on the state by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and a number of other countries.

“Serving our passengers remains our utmost priority,” the carrier states, advising customers to direct queries to its call centre.