UK holidaymakers rush to book Dubai flights for August despite red list status

Flight booking data suggests there is confidence in the market that the UAE will not continue to be a red list destination by August

The impact of the UK Government’s decision to restrict air travel to and from the UAE has seen the popular Dubai-Heathrow route lose its position as the world’s busiest internationally.

Flight bookings from the UK to Dubai have more than doubled for the last week of August, suggesting would-be travellers are hopeful of the UAE being moved to Britain’s ‘green list’ in the coming months.

Currently the UAE remains on the ‘red list’, which means Brits returning from Dubai must quarantine for 10 days in a hotel, at the cost of £1,750.

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