What safety measures are in place when I land at the airport in Dubai?
Please click here to find the latest safety measures being taken at Dubai Airport.
Is the Air-Rail Link currently operating to/from Birmingham International train station?
The Air-Rail Link is operating between the hours of 03:30 - 00:30.
What shops, bars and restaurants are currently open at the airport?
Most of our outlets are back open at the airport. Please click here for my information.
Should I arrive earlier at the airport than normal?
All passengers are encouraged to arrive at the terminal in line with the check-in opening times for their flight.
What can I expect in Dubai?
World-class shopping, dining and entertainment attractions, beautiful beaches, mysterious deserts and culturally-rich heritage sites – Dubai is a city that needs to be seen to be believed.
UAE is a Muslim country but it’s not as conservative as you might expect. Dress as you would do in Europe: shorts and skirts are fine, and there’s no need for a burkini or to cover your hair.
Weekends are from Friday to Saturday, not Saturday to Sunday. So, if you’re off to Dubai for work be prepared for Saturday night blues, instead of Sunday.
What is the flight time to Dubai?
The approximate flight time to Dubai is 7 hours.
What is the weather like in Dubai?
Dubai enjoys a sub-tropical climate, split into two seasons. Summer lasts from April – October and brings extremely high temperatures and humidity to the city. June – October can bring temperatures of up to 50°C, which can often feel unbearable. Winter months are slightly cooler and the best time to visit for some winter sun.
Why should I visit Dubai?
Dubai is a Muslim country, where kissing, cuddling, and even holding hands in public are not only frowned upon, but actually illegal. It is not uncommon for naïve foreigners to be arrested for committing indecent acts. Drinking alcohol in public is also prohibited (except at licensed establishments), as is giving someone the middle finger. Committing any of these offenses may see you fined, stripped of your passport, and/or thrown in jail.
It’s not all business and skyscrapers here. Learn Dubai’s rich history in its top-class museums, stroll the narrow streets of charming Old Dubai, and take in the sight and smells at one of the city’s many markets.
Dubai celebrates various festivals and events throughout the year, the majority of which are focused on religion. Here, Islam is more than just a religion, it is a way of life that governs even the smallest of everyday events, from marriages to what to eat and drink. You will find other miscellaneous events though, like the Dubai Shopping Festival, the Dubai International Jazz Festival and even Dubai Rugby Sevens.
Testing requirements if you're not vaccinatedNot required. Find out more
Quarantine requirements if you're not vaccinatedNot required.Find out more