With year-round sunshine and just a few days of annual rainfall, it’s no wonder Dubai is such a hit with British holidaymakers – 1.2 million Britons visited in 2019.
After ending lockdown in 2020, Dubai reopened its borders to visitors with tourist visas being issued again as of July last year..
Arrivals to all four nations of the UK from all the UAE emirates must self-isolate – though people living in England can take a Covid test after five days and, if it is negative, end quarantine..
Here’s what you need to know.
Dubai, and the rest of the UAE, is currently on the Foreign Office’s (FCDO) no-go list. The governmen warns against “all but essential travel to the UAE, based on the current assessment of Covid-19 risks”.
Anyone going there with a standard travel insurance policy will find it is invalidated.
In addition travel restrictions in place in your area do not permit holidays at home or abroad.
England entered a national lockdown on 5 January, which is expected to last until at least February. An end date has not been confirmed yet, but will be reviewed on 19 February and will be partly based on how well the vaccine roll out has progressed. During this time, international travel should only be for essential reasons such as work.