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Following the news that travellers from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales can now travel to the United Arab Emirates without the need for quarantine on their return home, airlines and holiday providers have raced to relaunch the sales of flights and package deals to Dubai – the nation’s most popular winter sun destination. British Airways is amongst the big-name providers now taking Britons back to Dubai.
In a bid to further entice holidaymakers, the airline is offering some exclusive deals on travel to the holiday hotspot.
Britons who book a holiday worth £2,500 or more can enjoy £100 off.
Meanwhile, holidays worth £1,500 or more will receive £50 off.
Savings will automatically be applied to all bookings.
The good news is, travellers who may not feel quite up to a holiday in the coming months can still benefit, with the deal applicable to holidays right through until November 2021.
However, those who want to snap up a saving must act fast as bookings must be made by Wednesday, November 18 2021.
The airline had halted the majority of its flights to Dubai following a plummet in passenger traffic to the destination as a result of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s (FCDO) travel advisory against “non-essential travel” to the hotspot.
However, since the nation has been added to the travel corridor list, demand is expected to rise.
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Although England is currently faced with an international travel ban, the rules differ under the devolved Governments, meaning some UK holidaymakers can enjoy a trip to Dubai this month.
For example, Scotland remains under various “protection levels” according to city.
Though residents in levels three and four are advised not to leave their area, except for a specific list of “essential” reasons, residents in levels one and two may still go abroad.
on Thursday, the addition of the UAE to the travel corridor list was announced by Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps.
In a Tweet he announced it was amongst the latest additions, stating: “BAHRAIN, CHILE, ICELAND, CAMBODIA, LAOS, UAE, QATAR and TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS have been ADDED to the #TravelCorridor list.
“If you arrive from these countries after 4am on Saturday 14th November you will NOT need to self-isolate.”
Holidaymakers had previously been faced with 14-days of isolation on their return home.
It is a welcome addition to travel industry insiders, who have applauded the move.
UAE Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Mansoor Abulhoul, said: “The announcement of a UAE-UK travel corridor today is brilliant news and a testament to the strength of the UAE-UK relationship.
“This lays a promising foundation for when normal international travel resumes.
“The UAE remains one of the safest places in the world against Covid-19 and continues to have one of the highest testing rates globally. Our hotels, restaurants and malls have been up and running since April and look forward to hosting many British visitors again soon.”
Tourists heading to Dubai will be subject to strict entry requirements including tests on arrival.
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