Essential information for Dubai Beaches and beyond

Local time




UAE Dirham
Official currency of United Arab Emirates

Do I need a visa?

British citizens do not require a visa for travel to Dubai.

Flight information

Dubai (DXB)
7 hours
Direct flight

Flight schedule

  • Virgin Atlantic flights to Dubai depart daily from London Heathrow. Flights are also available with Emirates direct and Qatar Airways to Dubai via Doha.

When is Ramadan?

Ramadan, from 6th June –  5th July 2016 (followed immediately by Eid) is a festival like no other, and visiting during this period offers a fascinating insight into Emirati culture and religious traditions.