From January 2008, THAI has commenced double daily flights between Bangkok and Beijing, the host city for the 2008 Summer Olympics. The Summer Olympics take place in Beijing from 8 - 24 August and tickets to the games can be purchased from the National Olympic Committee Office in the UAE via email [email protected] Whilst the majority of the events will be held in Beijing, others, including football and the new 10k marathon swimming event will be hosted by other cities including Tiajin, Shanghai and Qinhuangdao. Sailing events will take place in Qingdao, and all equestrian events will be located in Hong Kong.
Passengers from Dubai enjoy 11 flights weekly to Bangkok with convenient onward connections to Beijing. Early reservations for Beijing and Hong Kong are highly recommended for the peak summer period, particularly with the added attraction of the Summer Olympics during the month of August.