Heathrow and Gatwick: How Dubai lures UK travelers with relaxed restrictions and high vaccination rates
Dubai is a popular choice destination well known to London travelers, but the vacation spot has become even more popular than usual in recent months.
This is not surprising considering that the UAE city is officially on the government’s Non-Red List, which means much easier travel.
It also has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world. Then, of course, there’s the allure of the sun and the sea, or the awe-inspiring skyline and five-star hotels.
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Fully vaccinated passengers are only required to take a coronavirus test no later than the second day of their arrival in England.
As of October 24, these are allowed to be the cheapest lateral flow tests rather than PCR tests. As a result, getting to the island is actually relatively easy and inexpensive compared to previous Covid-19 restrictions.
However, it should be noted that those who are not fully vaccinated must take three Covid-19 tests – three days before traveling to England, and then two and eight days after arrival – as well as self-isolate for ten. days.
In the United Arab Emirates itself, the country has one of the highest per capita vaccination rates in the world, with nearly 85% of residents having received at least one dose of the vaccine and nearly 75% having received both.
As a result, the emirate has been able to continue to remain open, even launching a new tourism campaign as it seeks to take advantage of the growing number of visitors seen since the destination reopened in July of last year.
The island is known for its luxury boutiques, state-of-the-art architecture and vibrant nightlife.
Burj Khalifa, an 830m high tower, towers over one of the tallest skylines in the world. At its feet is the Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On the man-made islands just offshore is Atlantis, The Palm, a seaside resort with water and marine life parks.
Dubai’s sunny beaches offer spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf and are a huge attraction. Jumeirah Beach is particularly famous for its white sand and turquoise waters.
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