Due to increasing cases of preventing boarding against Tunisian women in Emirates flight, Tunisian government has banned the airline from landing in Tunis.
The measures of UAE airline against Tunisian women causes widespread anger.
Some group called the move of Emirates airline as a “racist and discriminatory” measures.
The transport ministry said the measure would stay in place until Emirates was able to “operate flights in accordance with law and international agreements”.
The UAE said “security information” had caused the delays.
“We contacted our Tunisian brothers about security information that necessitated taking specific procedures,” Emirati Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash said on Twitter on Sunday.
“We highly value Tunisian women and respect them,” he added.
Tunisian government officials said the UAE had banned Tunisian women from flying to or transiting through its territory.
Meanwhile, last Friday the Tunisian government said it had asked the UAE ambassador to clarify what was happening and had been told that the measures had been temporary and had already been lifted.
Local media reported that Tunisian women had been blocked from boarding Emirates flights to Dubai over several days.
In an AFP news agency report, some Tunisian women said their journeys to the UAE had been delayed and some that their visas had to undergo additional examination.
Tunisia has been trying to improve relations with the UAE that were damaged by its 2011 revolution.