Holidays in the United Arab Emirates

Please note: our new direct Virgin Atlantic service to Dubai takes off four times a week from 30th October 2023. Our outbound flights are overnight, so when searching for your holiday you will need to add an additional night to your search.

A land of enchantment

A beautifully diverse region, the United Arab Emirates is where dazzling cities, ancient ruins, and vast deserts collide, creating a tapestry of captivating experiences. This enchanting destination seamlessly weaves together the old and the new, offering a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity.

From the designer shopping malls to the bustling markets filled with the aroma of exotic spices, the UAE is a sensory delight that entices visitors from the world over. Every corner of this mesmerizing land tells a story, a tale of its rich history and a chronicle of it's immense present.

But it's not just the tangible sights that make the UAE a wonderous escape. It's the intangible moments that truly leave an indelible mark.

We fly direct to Dubai four times a week

7 hour flight
Direct from London Heathrow
26th October 2024 - 30th March 2025
Dubai - London Heathrow
27th October 2024 - 30th March 2025


Book our new daily service that takes off on the 26th October 2024, from London Heathrow.

Our top picks for...

Couples escape

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

JW Marriott Marquis - Dubai

Waldorf Astoria RAK

Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

The Jumeirah Beach Hotel - Dubai

Family getaway

Atlantis, The Palm

Atlantis, The Palm - Dubai

Doubletree Marjan

DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island - Ras Al Khaimah

The WB Abu Dhabi, Curio Collection by Hilton

The WB, A Curio Collection by Hilton - Abu Dhabi

centara mirage beach resort dubai

Centara Mirage Beach Resort - Dubai

Where to stay in the UAE

Hotels in the UAE

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Essential information for United Arab Emirates

Local time
+ 3hrs
Flag of the United Arab Emirates
UAE Dirham
Official currency of the United Arab Emirates
Flight information
7h 05m
Direct flight
When to go
The UAE enjoys a year round warm climate with very little rainfall. Virgin Atlantic operate a winter service to Dubai, during which the weather is a more manageable temperature.
Dubai, Beaches and Beyond

Do I need a visa?

If you’re travelling on a British Citizen passport, you can get a visitor’s visa on arrival in the UAE. This visa allows visitors to stay in the UAE for up to 30 days. The visa terminates automatically on departure and a new visa is issued on arrival each time the visitor returns to the UAE.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

When is Ramadan?

Ramadan is estimated to be from 10th March - 8th April 2024. Visiting during this period offers a fascinating insight into Emirati culture and religious traditions.

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