On Thursday, the UK Government decided to suspend passenger air service to/from UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi) effective at 1 PM GMT on Friday.
Emirates just released its suspension of services between various points of the UK and Dubai until further notice.
Here’s the release from the airline:
Emirates flights to UK suspended from 1300hrs GMT on 29 January 2021
Last updated: 30 January 2021, 01:06 Dubai (GMT+4)
As directed by the UK government, Emirates will be suspending passenger services between Dubai and all our UK points – Birmingham, Glasgow, London, Manchester, effective 1300hrs GMT on 29 January 2021 until further notice.
Our last flights to the UK on 29 January are:
- EK 07 from Dubai to London Heathrow
- EK 01 from Dubai to London Heathrow
- EK 39 from Dubai to Birmingham
- EK 27 from Dubai to Glasgow
Our last flights from the UK on 29 January are:
- EK 08 to Dubai from London Heathrow
- EK 02 to Dubai from London Heathrow
- EK 40 to Dubai from Birmingham
- EK 28 to Dubai from Glasgow
We regret the inconvenience caused, and affected customers should contact their booking agent or Emirates call centre for rebooking.
Travellers seeking to enter the UK should refer to the UK government website for the latest information on entry requirements and isolation / quarantine arrangements on arrival.
Here’s what the UK government decided:
Passengers can still travel between the UK and the United Arab Emirates but must do so via in-direct services such as through Doha. It remains to be seen how long this ban instituted by the UK government will stay in place.