Dubai remains on UK's Travel Red List
Dubai remains on UK's Travel Red List

Dubai remains on UK’s Travel Red List

Bad news for Brits as the UAE remains on the UK’s red list travel ban making trips between the two countries very expensive and time-consuming.

The UK reviews its travel list every few weeks. But despite the UAE’s high rate of vaccination and decreasing cases, the UAE remains on the Red List. The UAE has been on the Red List since January, making it nearly impossible and very expensive for expats to fly home.

Brits returning from red countries must pay for an 11-night package at a specific quarantine hotel, at a cost of £1,750 per person.

Airline chiefs were hopeful that the UAE would soon be moved to the Amber or Green list at the start of the summer.

But the wait goes on for Brits in Dubai hoping to get back home.

Private sector holiday dates confirmed for Eid Al Adha

If you are here for the summer, then at least you have a six day weekend to look forward to!

Holiday dates for Eid Al Adha have been confirmed by the UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

And the good news is we have a four day holiday coming up for private sector employees in the country.

The Eid holiday dates run from July 19 until July 22. And the ministry confirmed the UAE holiday dates will start on 9th Dhu Al Hijjah (Day of Arafat) which is Monday, 19th July. And they’ll end on Thursday, 22nd July.

The four days holiday are paid for all workers, establishments and companies.