The United Kingdom has again emerged as the favourite summer destination for all UAE travellers. The reason behind this Well, no visa hassles and also no spike in the airfare. The Heathrow airport in England is seemingly now doing better at handling high traffic after last year’s chaos.
UAE Travellers Prefer UK As Fave Destination
UAE travellers no longer have to wait until infinity to get their UK visas. Compared to the seven-month wait that passengers had in the summer of 22, the lengthy visa appointment delay that hampered travel plans is now down to 15 days.
The other biggest concern before travelling to the UK, especially during high demand, is the spike in airfare. But it looks like even that is taken care of. When travelling from July 21 to July 25, ticket prices from the UAE to major airports in the UK range from Dh2,975 (Dubai to the UK on British Airways) to Dh4,755 (Dubai to Manchester on Emirates). Three times every day, British Airways offers flights to and from Dubai for Dh1,750 and above.
According to travel agents, demand from business travellers has made the UK a “hot” destination for UAE citizens. Both airlines and travel agencies report that the majority of flights between the UAE and the UK are running at full capacity.
Heathrow’s Daily Limit On Number of Passengers
The UK network operations of Gulf carriers have expanded quickly, most notably to Birmingham. Emirates just resumed its twice-daily A380 service to that city after a three-year absence.
The national airline of Dubai also offers daily flights to Newcastle upon Tyne, Stansted, Heathrow, and Gatwick in London. Etihad Airways offers one direct daily flight to Manchester for Dh1,660 and five daily flights to London with Economy class seats starting at Dh1,380. Additionally, it runs nonstop flights to Preston.
Last year, Heathrow imposed daily limits on the number of passengers flying out of the busiest airport in the UK due to staffing issues and a variety of other factors.
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