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Updated August 2023
London is now open to arrivals from Dubai. Several flights are easily available if you are looking to travel to London from Dubai right now. Are you now allowed to travel to London from Dubai? Will you need to get tested? Do you need to quarantine? Read along to find out.
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Cheap flights from Dubai to London
Cheap flights from Dubai to London are now fully operational allowing travellers from Dubai and the UAE to travel to London without breaking the bank. Direct flight tickets range from AED 3,760 to AED 11,260. For details, please consult the flight schedule below.
Dubai to London flight schedule
Emirates Airlines and British Airways are the only carriers currently servicing direct flights from Dubai to London. Other airlines offer connecting flights which may involve long stopover periods. Here are some of the cheapest rates for Dubai – London roundtrip tickets.
All prices are accurate at the time of writing. Make sure to visit the airline’s official website before making your bookings.
Dubai – London Heathrow: multiple direct daily flights available all days of the week. Ticket prices start from AED 3,760.
Dubai – London Gatwick: up to three direct daily flights available all days of the week. Ticket prices start from AED 11,260.
Please visit Wego for the Emirates full schedule.
Dubai – London Heathrow: two to three direct daily flights available all days of the week. Ticket prices start from AED 6,670.
Dubai – London Gatwick: up to three direct daily flights available all days of the week. Ticket prices start from AED 6,670.
Please visit Wego for the British Airways full schedule.
Dubai – London Heathrow: multiple connecting flights available all days of the week. Ticket prices start from AED 3,360.
Dubai – London Gatwick: up to two connecting flights all days of the week. Ticket prices start from AED 4,060.
Please visit Wego for the Lufthansa full schedule.
Dubai – London Heathrow: multiple connecting flights available six days a week. Ticket prices start from AED 3,130.
Dubai – London Gatwick: multiple connecting flights available on most days of the week. Ticket prices start from AED 3,130.
Please visit Wego for the Turkish Airlines full schedule.
Dubai to London flight time
A direct flight from Dubai to London typically takes around 7 hours and 25 minutes to complete. Non-direct flights can take anywhere between 16 to 30 hours.
Dubai to London requirements
The latest travel and entry requirements to England are as follows.
UAE travellers do not need to complete a UK passenger locator form before travel. At the airport, travellers will need to produce their identity documents, such as a passport, visa or national identity card. Travellers must:
- have their identity documents ready
- remove any face coverings or sunglasses
- move through passport control together if in a family
Vaccination, testing, and quarantine requirements
Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers are exempt from all testing and quarantine measures.
The UK visa requirement for UAE travellers
Since the UAE does not fall under countries eligible for visa-free services upon arrival in the UK, travellers from Dubai to London must have a valid visa document for entry to the UK. The type of visa you need will vary according to the purpose of your entry.
If you are a tourist, you must either apply for:
- an Electronic Visa Waiver
- a Standard Visitor visa
Please refer to the GOV.UK page for details regarding the documents and visa you would need to visit the UK, depending upon your purpose of entry.
Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme:
The UK government has recently introduced the Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme, which will be rolled out for all GCC nations, including the UAE soon. Under this scheme, UAE citizens will no longer require a visa to travel to the UK; instead, they can apply for an ETA online before their scheduled travel date.
The ETA scheme has been launched for all eligible countries to facilitate smooth and easy travel access to the United Kingdom. Before the introduction of ETAs, travellers from UAE may continue to use the Electronic Visa Waivers (EVW), which can be completed online before departure to the UK.
For more details on the UK ETA scheme, visit our dedicated article below: