We’re hoping to be able to take you to Dubai again soon, but due to current restrictions we’re unable to travel here. For the latest guidance visit the FCDO website or check out our Travel Alerts page.


As part of our TUI Holiday Promise, all bookings departing on or before 30th April 2021 have our COVID Cover included. And, holidays booked between 26th December 2020 and 28th February 2021 – departing on or before 31st October 2021 – also come with our COVID Cover. This means you can amend your holiday for free if you contract COVID-19 before you travel, are officially required to isolate prior to your travel dates, or if your local area goes into lockdown over the dates you are due to depart. It’s also got an AXA Holiday to Home insurance policy built in. This means that if you contract COVID-19 while you’re away, you’re covered for overseas medical assistance, testing costs and a flight home for treatment if required. It’s designed for use alongside your usual travel insurance, and is subject to T&Cs.

Your flight and hotel experience

You’ll fly to Dubai with one of our partner airlines. You can expect some significant changes to your long-haul flight – they’re designed to keep you safe, in line with all the latest government and holiday industry expert advice. You’ll also need to check in online and wear a mask throughout the flight, as well as at some airports. As for our hotels, we’re making sure they’ve got the highest possible hygiene standards in place before re-opening. Find out more about what to expect on your holiday, including your flight, transfer and hotel experience.


  • COVID Cover on selected holidays
  • 24-hour support while you’re away
  • Package holiday refund guarantee
  • Approved testing partners
  • Flexible options if your holiday can’t go ahead

Find out more about our promise and everything we’re doing to keep you safe on the Travel With Confidence hub.

Here are the main things you need to be aware of.

Social distancing distance 1.5 metres.
Face mask requirements for adults Masks are mandatory in public places. You don’t have to wear one while you’re on a sunbed or while you’re swimming.
Face mask requirements for children Face masks are advised for children in spaces where social distancing is difficult or not possible.
Pre-departure forms and testing requirements  

You need to complete a health declaration form before departure, and show evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test when you land in Dubai.
Find out more about Dubai entry requirements.

Other need-to-knows You must have international health insurance before travelling to Dubai.

Here’s what you can expect while you’re out and about in Dubai

Beaches Open.
Restaurants and bars Open.
Sights Open.
Supermarkets Open.
Other facilities Open.

Here’s the key information on getting to Dubai

Flights  You’ll fly to Dubai with one of our partner airlines. Please contact the airline you’re flying with directly for the latest travel information.

Here are your options for travelling within Dubai

Car rental Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Public transport All public transport is running with reduced capacity. Masks are mandatory and you must stick to social distancing guidelines.
Hiking Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Biking Not yet known – we’re working on it.
Other The land border between Dubai and Abu Dhabi currently remains closed. You can only enter Abu Dhabi if you have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within the last 48 hours, from a local approved facility.

For more information, take a look at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice on travelling to Dubai.

Read the full FCDO advice here