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With no visa hassle and airfares not skyrocketing, UAE tourists prefer UK as favorite destination


The UK is once again the favorite summer destination for all UAE tourists. The reasoning behind this is that there is no visa hassle and no ticket price increases. After last year’s chaos, Britain’s Heathrow Airport appears to be doing a better job of handling high traffic.

UAE travelers prefer UK as favorite destination

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Emirati tourists no longer have to wait indefinitely to obtain a UK visa. Compared with the seven-month wait for summer travelers on the 22nd, the lengthy visa appointment delay that hindered travel plans has now been reduced to 15 days.

Another big concern before traveling to the UK, especially during periods of high demand, is rising airfares. But it looks like even that is being taken care of. Between July 21 and July 25, flights from the UAE to major UK airports range from AED 2,975 (Dubai to UK with British Airways) to AED 4,755 (Dubai to Manchester with Emirates). ) varies. British Airways offers 3 daily flights to and from Dubai, with fares from AED 1,750 and up.

Demand from business travelers has made the UK a “popular” destination for UAE citizens, according to travel agencies. Both airlines and travel agencies reported that most flights between the UAE and the UK were operating at full capacity.

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Heathrow Airport daily passenger limit

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Gulf Air’s UK network expanded rapidly, especially in Birmingham. Emirates has just resumed twice daily A380 flights to the city after a three-year hiatus.

The national airline of flydubai also offers daily flights to Newcastle upon Tyne, Stansted, Heathrow and London Gatwick. Etihad Airways offers one daily direct flight to Manchester from AED 1,660 and five daily flights to London starting at AED 1,380 for an economy class seat. In addition, it operates direct flights to Preston.

Last year, Heathrow imposed daily limits on the number of passengers flying from Britain’s busiest airport due to staffing issues and a variety of other factors.

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