Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Dubai to London City
Most visitors from Dubai need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter London City. Travelers from red countries are only allowed to enter the country if they are British or Irish Nationals, or they have residence rights in the UK. They are required to book and quarantine in a managed hotel with 2 COVID-19 tests at their own expense.
Travelers are advised to check their country of origin (Green/Amber/Red) as they may need to be tested with day 2 test or day 2 and day 8 tests. They may check the pricelist and order the test thru these authorized testing providers.
Further details in traveling to United Kingdom can be found here.Travelers may also review the restrictions in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland in case they will travel to the said places.
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Visitors from Dubai will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering London City.
Visitors from Dubai must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to London City.
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to London City: most visitors from Dubai may enter London City but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
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Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.
Managed quarantine package for Scotland
All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.
COVID-19 testing package
All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.
Masks: Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
Flying to London City from Dubai requires at least one stopover, as there are no direct flights for this route. The shortest flight duration is 9h 30m.
Your flight ticket price will generally be cheaper if you fly to London City on a Wednesday and more expensive on a Saturday. On your return trip to Dubai, you should consider flying back on a Monday, and avoid Wednesdays for better deals.
When flying out of Dubai you will be using Dubai Intl. You will be landing at London City, also known as London City.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "The sitting was so very small, I never traveled so crumpled."
Cons: "The TVs weren’t working on the seats for the duration of the 8 hour flight. Some of them were working for other customers and we pointed it out to some of the flight attendants but they took no action"
Pros: "This was my first and last time I will ever fly with Swiss airline-it’s been 4 days and I still didn’t receive my baggage and I had all my medicines in them,that’s including my carry on bag too,because it was taking from me @ the gate and I was told I will get it at my final destination,which I didn"
Cons: "I just would like to get my baggage- which is been 4 days since my arrival and they can’t even tell me where they are at!!!...."
Pros: "Outstanding service by the crew."
Cons: "Seats in economy area little cramped"
Pros: "Cabin crew were efficient"
Cons: "Open check in counters on time as scheduled. They were half hour late at least"
Cons: "No overhead fans and seats were not very comfortable."
Pros: "On board is pretty good except that the seats are pretty narrow compare to our previous experiences. As a reference, I am 5‘3“ and 110 lbs."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed and the seats were narrrow."
Pros: "I thought my out flight with Lufthansa would be good but it was surpassed by the return flight with Swiss Based on my experience I believe Swiss should be a 5 star airline as well"
Cons: "A slight delay"
Pros: "The loveliest crew possible and the easiest and most efficient connection logistics imaginable! Full praise for Swiss Air"
Cons: "Placed in back row. Ran out of food choices twice!!! Requested they start serving from the back after the first shortage. Told that was not the procedure. The Swiss need to apply customer care to all in the same class equally."
Cons: "It was so hot on the (delayed) flight"
Pros: "The service and THE FOOD WERE GOOD !"
Cons: "very small seats"
Cons: "2.5 hour delay, missed connection, arrived more than 5 hours after originally planned. Entertainment system did not function. Crew did not collect garbage/unused items prior to landing and I was holding garbage in my hands during landing (and some spilled on my lap)."
Pros: "The best thing is that they’re always on time"
Cons: "The seats are way too cramped"
Pros: "The lovely nice stewardess and Crew kindness."
Cons: "I have faced the horrific flight ever in my life last days, I never imagined a completely 4-5 Hours such horror turbulence on a long Night flight. thank God we made, and thank the lovely crew for their super support.."
Pros: "Missed this flight because the first one was late"
Pros: "All very comfortable"
Cons: "It was delayed"
Pros: "Service was great and the flight very smooth. Great flight!"
Pros: "Service and food where good."
Cons: "Sound only came out of one side of head phones, tried multiple sets."
Pros: "Great seats,comfortable, food was delicious,good section movies. Friendly staff"
Pros: "Courteous Service and excellent hospitality"
Pros: "Nice crew, nice plane"
Cons: "Late arrival at Dubai, late departure and late at final destination...No information given to passangers!"
Cons: "Not on time at all. Toooooo late boarding"
Pros: "Swiss Air is very nice, planes are clean, snacks on board were fantastic!"
Cons: "Why the ridiculous amount of money to check a small bag? For this reason, I would not fly Swiss Air. My fancy sandwich was not worth CHF 50."
Pros: "Although sitting in a plane in coach could never be considered a wonderful experience, Swiss Air did the most to make it so. in particular the crew was very responsive and cheerful. The leg room wasn't bad and they were very liberal with their wine and beer offering."
Cons: "All was great"
Pros: "Professional crew"
Pros: "Crew was professional and attentive. 55 minute flight so food was ice cream, beverages, and a piece of Swiss chocolate. Plane's entertainment system in my section did not work. I had to check my carry-on!"
Cons: "All of the above with the exception of crew & food comment."
Pros: "Plane was comfortable (for a plane) and the staff were polite and efficient. The flight made up lots of time and the in flight snacks were very welcome."
Cons: "The flight was very delayed, and the communications from Swiss was lacking. In fact their app thought the flight had taken off and landed on time?!"
Pros: "The way of treatment"
Cons: "The landing was terrible"
Cons: "Paucity of games that might appeal to non children."
Cons: "flight and luggage deliver delayed. Missed meeting as a result"
Pros: "On time great crew. Free wine that is Swiss air."
Pros: "Flight attendants"
Cons: "No space, bad video screens (especially important for a long flight with a 3 year old) with terrible image and sound quality, even with my good headphones."
Cons: "No announcement regarding delay. No boarding announcement. Very uncomfortable, older business seats. Actually had a sore back after the flight. Couldn't get comfortable. Travelling companion had the same experience. Small screen."
Pros: "On time, even arrival 20 min earlier, very courteous and professional cabin crew comparing to the rudeness of Lufthansa one. Soft landing."
Cons: "At LHR terminal 2, same gate A, B, for 2 different flights which lead to confuse many passengers. Better signing and Public Announcement is needed. Queuing 1:30h for tax refund is totally unacceptable and leads to give up to claim your rights."
Pros: "All on-board crew members were pleasant and helpful. The variety of movies and tv shows was sufficient to keep me occupied for the 9+ hour flight."
Cons: "For a 5' 4" person like myself, arm and leg room were barely minimal, Economy seats were crammed together and were not ergonomically designed for comfort or support. I was fortunate to be able to move from my center seat to an aisle seat once the flight was in progress. As soon as I did, the air around me was cooler and made for more comfortable breathing. In the center seat, the air was still and close—very uncomfortable. Poor communication regarding passport control protocol at the departure gate: A temporary station was set up, labeled Passport Control, but no SWISS agent announced what was happening. I had just gone through a passport control line on a lower level so I didn't think I had to go through a similar process at the gate. Most people around me also didn't know whether they had to go through the process at the gate. Once agents had been questioned on the subject several times, they should have made a general announcement to inform everyone at the gate. They did not. The food on the plane was the usual poor quality fare for economy class—either highly processed or overcooked and much too salty. Ugh."
Pros: "zurich a great airport."
Cons: "cheese roll"
Cons: "I paid for a seat on the aisle with extra leg room. Seat 24D. There was only minimal foot space because of some type of metal box under seat 23D. I don't think that I should had to pay $45 for the extra leg room just to receive cramped foot space."
Cons: "Ice cream snack."
Pros: "Swiss airlines was amazing"
Cons: "They were very nice attentive"
Cons: "We have bought our seats, but in the airport it was found that our seats were assigned to somebody else and nothing could be done to give them back to us"
Pros: "Crew and overall service was great. Crew was attentive and friendly."
Cons: "Food wasn't the usual Swiss quality this time. Are seats getting smaller? Very cramped, no leg room (I am a 164 cm, 53 kg female). I had some black metal box in my legroom area on top of everything. It would be absolutely impossible to take the "crash position" highlighted in the safety video."
Pros: "Kind and efficient service. Help to board and disembark Good communication. Great customer service."
Cons: "It took some time to get our gate-checked wheel chair, but I have to say, they went out of their way to help us find it."
Pros: "Boarding, friendly crew"
Cons: "No tv, but short fligh anyways"
Pros: "Crew was really nice, comfortable seat, great experience"
Cons: "I liked everything"
Cons: "The boarding process at Zurich airport was a mess. There was no communication at the gate to tell passengers what to do or where to stand"
Pros: "Beautiful new jumbo jet"
Cons: "Changed plane and seats so boarding was delayed"
Pros: "I missed my flight."
Cons: "Helped me get a different flight. I got zero help getting another flight. Or any credit."
Pros: "Crew was very nice"
Cons: "The aisle between seats are too small. The carts and people can barely make it through. Aisle passengers always get bumped making it a long flight."
Pros: "The crew on this flight were excellent professional and friendly. They were also very patient. The best part of the trip."
Cons: "The food needs major improvement. What has happened to Lufthansa??? Other people on other flights with Lufthansa complain bitterly about the food. It has gone down hill. People should not be dreaming of Virgin Atlantic food while on a flight with Lufthansa!"
Pros: "Crew was helpful and ver polite and efficient"
Cons: "At the boarding gate they were cherry picking whose bag is too large and whose isn't. My bag was tagged for nothing, no one at the aircraft was to load them to baggage hold. Plenty of space on the plane. What is the point of the fuss."
Pros: "Comfortable seats, decent food and was left alone to sleep after a long day."
Cons: "Didn’t like that I missed original flight by minutes due to chaos of the airport and resolving the issue took about an hour but did like that I was rebooked on the next available flight for no extra charge and the attendant seemed sympathetic to my plight. A simple but important detail."
Pros: "Crew was good. Flight was delayed because the crew was caught in traffic. Should have a rule in place that all crew are at the airport 2 or 3 hours before the flight is to leave."
Cons: "The flight was good. Landing at the airport expect 2 hours through customs getting into the airport. Since you have to take a bus when you exit the plane."
Pros: "It was very comfortable and service was great and good food and drink"
Pros: "Seating was good"
Cons: "Got a seat in the middle - was pretty annoyed with this."
Pros: "Nice crew comfortable seats selection of drinks were good"
Cons: "Better blankets too cold on the plane"
Pros: "Everything. Crew was very friendly, always smiling. Helpful. Best flight."
Pros: "Food and boarding process"
Cons: "Airline canceled my flight with out refund or giving other options. Never will use them again."
Pros: "Very explanatory clear and responsive. There was a short delay they kept us informed clearly and responsibly. Excellent flight and superb performance. Very polite and helpful."
Pros: "The crew and amenities are excellent!"
Cons: "Economy space is really tight."
Pros: "Everything was great. Not a single downside. Easy to follow announcements on connection, punctual and nice aircraft."
Pros: "I had to pay a premium more to sit with my family to sit together in cheap seats."
Cons: "I did not like the treatment of being a star alliance gold member then getting gouged even more for sitting together with my family in their cheap seats. My bags were marked with a priority tag, which meant nothing other than my bags being the very last off of the turnstile in San Francisco. One other passage stated that Luftansa does not care abut this aspect of customer service, which is obvious."
Pros: "Flight directly to Tampa"
Cons: "I did not like the passenger reclining their seat all the way back. this left me with no room to relax on a 10 hr flight"
Pros: "The plane was very good , the hospitality was very good b"
Cons: "Every thing in Lufthansa was horrible"
Pros: "On time flight with no problems"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats so hard to sleep during flight"
Pros: "Great flight and a super smoth landing in strong southerly winds."
Pros: "everything was great. Service and pilots are at the top level of the proffessionalism."
Cons: "Always the same mess in Frankfurt to get into terminal Z, surely waited 30 minutes and almost lost connection. Food quality mediocre at best. Lost luggage, no Lufthansa representative around at baggage claim."
Pros: "Good aircraft, great crew"
Cons: "Flight was 3hrs delayed due to late arrival of the aircraft"
Pros: "it was quite comfortable"
Cons: "luggage got delayed by 2 days. No dresses to even wear. Plus lufthanse didn't know where my bags were."
Pros: "Everything was great and deserves excellent in all categories."
Pros: "Great service across the board! Wonderful, experienced staff!"
Cons: "Seat space was inadequate. My shoulders are 4 inches wider than the seat space including both shared arm rests."
Pros: "Crew very efficient and professional"
Cons: "The kosher food was terrible!!!!"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for the conditions of the weather although it was clear and nice upon our arrival. Then the airlines did not deliver our luggage and we had to wait for it"
Cons: "Food Crew appearances"
Pros: "Boarding staff was cooperative On time departures and arrivals"
Cons: "Crew in Lufthansa are racist. Don't want to elaborate here but trust me for this. Bad quality food. They don't even have sufficient food for everyone. I didn't get two meals on one flight. Loo's are not maintained. Crew too rude. Had called a flight attendant for service but didn't show up until an hour (exactly an hour). Later I had to get up and take it. Can write an essay on my whole journey."
Cons: "Seat changes were made after the fact. Seats are very small for such a large plane. I would not fly Lufthansa again."
Pros: "Price was right. Aircraft was clean & maintained to high level. On time departure and arrival."
Pros: "Flight attendants pretty good. Got lucky with one of the only 2-seater rows in the back of the plane. Good entertainment options."
Cons: "I'm only 5'2" (157cm) and slim but could barely move in my seat, and if the person in front leaned seat back, it was terrible. Food was lame, really salty and they did not come around with water enough."
Cons: "Foods usually not bad but the sausage and beef was absolutely disgusting."
Pros: "One and half hour flight, not much to report."
Cons: "The seats are way too uncomfortable for such a long flight"
Pros: "Seats were really good despite the fact that it is economy class. Food was very good، and entertainment was a blast، watched 4 movies during the flight. The crew members were really polite and helpful. Lufthansa will be a choice for me for any further travels."
Cons: "My trip from Washington to Amsterdam wasn't pleasant at all، because it was operated by United Airlines، which I do not recommend or even try again."
Pros: "Nice trip"
Pros: "I had some issues that prevented me from making my first flight, and Lufthansa figured it all out for me. They have my eternal gratitude. And then, the flight was comfortable and the attendants kind."
Cons: "As always, flying an international red eye can be stressful and sleepless. That's on me though - if I wanted more comfort I would have bought a larger seat."
Pros: "Food was good. Bathrooms clean during flight. Staff was overall pleasant."
Cons: "Video entertainment menu system was slow to work with."
Pros: "The live streaming of the NBA finals game on the flight was excellent."
Cons: "The check in process was incredibly inefficient. I have never had to wait so long to check in my bags. The attendants were chatting and laughing while not helping customers and customers were unfairly taken from the middle of the line to jump the queue."
Pros: "The entertainment was good on board"
Cons: "The cabin crew was a bit rude"
Cons: "I was rerouted to Munich from Amman because I missed my connection to Berlin due to a late aircraft. Once in Munich there was no one at the Royal Jordanian booking desk to direct me. This was even after staff was pages by the airport help desk. On a hunch And out of desperation to get to my destination I went to another airlines desk and they found they had a reservation for me, made by Royal Jordanian. I was never informed of this and had I known sooner I wouldn't have wasted so much time waiting at their desk."
Pros: "Very happy with the Crew! Amazing, and caring!"
Cons: "Staff seen to not like people of color black"
Pros: "Comfy seats. Plenty of washrooms. Food was good. Flight was very smooth."
Cons: "Wish the seats went back just a little more so you could stretch the legs."
Pros: "Staff attentive. Came by very frequently."
Pros: "The flight was relatively empty, so I got to stretch out across three middle seats and sleep for the entire duration of the flight. The crew did a wonderful job of serving the food and clearing away very quickly. They were very friendly overall."
Cons: "The entertainment system wasn't the best I've seen -- but I barely had a chance to use it, so I'm not complaining."
Cons: "The touch screen did not work properly"
Pros: "Salimos a tiempo . El business es muy confortable"
Cons: "La comida horrible . No se limpian los baños"
Pros: "The best airline ever! Super friendly crew and staff, great customer service and nice planes. Love KLM!"
Pros: "Very nice airplane and pleasant crew"
Cons: "Bigger seats the new ones are way to narrow"
Pros: "The crew was professional & friendly"
Cons: "Food was terrible honestly, entertainment system didn't work on 1st flight."
Cons: "Information on arrival time was not correct"
Pros: "Everything works and quick to get to destination."
Cons: "Seats in economy section are very close together . There is not enough room for knees...especially for such a long trip."
Pros: "The aircraft"
Cons: "No overbooking next time!"
Cons: "KLM crew exceed our expectations"
Pros: "The crew was amazing, flight on schedule and good entertainment."
Cons: "Space is just reasonable on a long flight, even if there's seats more spacious that you could choose if you pay more."
Pros: "Food and service"
Cons: "Working wifi would be good. Better A/C. More comfortable seats"
Pros: "Our flight was delayed in Bejing, than we loosed the booked flight of KLM. When we arrived in Amsterdam, we get the recheked in flight."
Cons: "They left my bag off the plane. Ridiculous."
Cons: "They check for everything in the counter as if it was a low cost airline. If you go a kilo more over your baggage allowance you have to pay 100 eur. And for your cabin luggage you only have 12 kg that they check you twice and they have security staff at the airport specifically check in this."
Pros: "Overall KLM experience is good"
Cons: "Food quality was mediocre for a business class flight."
Pros: "Crew were friendly and helpful. Moved me up front in the plane so I could make my connection."
Cons: "Not having to walk outside in Edinbur4gh to board the flight."
Cons: "If only there was a way to be able to lie down and sleep - you would be pioneers in aviation"
Pros: "My seat at the window was great and the staff really friendly and courteous!"
Pros: "Crew was in a festive mood, the meal was unexpectedly delicious"
Cons: "Seats ok, but could be more comfy"
Pros: "Very personable staff. Food acceptable for airline fare. Ticket price was outstanding."
Cons: "Paid for extra legroom, but very narrow seats not comfortable. Very difficult to sleep. Old plane--could not hear movies and unclear screen. Music sounded OK and choice was good."
Pros: "The service"
Cons: "The seats"
Cons: "Our lougage did not arrive"
Cons: "The flight advertised meals..a small pastry was served an hour into the flight. I asked when the meal would be and was told a few hours...which turned out to be breakfast..i wated all night for food that only came an hour before landing. Now hungrey and tierd.I.will not be flying klm ever again !!"
Pros: "Shirt flight but well catered, boarding was efficient and quick."
Cons: "Not lots of legroom but adequate for an hour long hop. It was cold on board and also had to board via steps from outside"
Pros: "The attention and service!! Excellent. It was my birthday and KLM the head purser surprised me with 2 bottles of bubbles and a handwritten birthday card KlM and the crew of this flight thank you very much !"
Cons: "Nothing to say"
Pros: "Food was excellent, service from staff was friendly, and entertainment options were great."
Cons: "Not a lot of shoulder room being in the middle seat. But it had adjustments options for a lot of other things which were good."
Pros: "The crew was fantastic! Our needs were constantly being met and just about the time you thought you might want a snack or a meal, the attendants were already heading down the aisle. Because of an allergic reaction, I asked for ice a number of times and the attendants were more than happy to meet my needs."
Cons: "The seats were very close together. The trip from New York to Amsterdam seemed a lot more comfortable than the return flight. The food from NYC JFK was better than the food from Amsterdam. The movie selection on both flights was a little disappointing."
Pros: "Arrived Early!"
Cons: "Left Late :-)"
Pros: "Really friendly staff. Great service"
Cons: "The streaming service didn’t work"
Pros: "Friendly staff, good service and on time departure/arrival."
Pros: "Booked extra room seat which gave me good room for seating"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Entertainment was dated and poor in function. Our bags were 99 dollars each and we’re both lost and didn’t arrive. I just filed a claim and got rude service saying I should have filed the claim at the airport baggage area but there was not anybody there to do the claim then he agent upstairs said they just spoke to them and they are there and I should have done it there. This was so rude and there is no way to get back into customs area. If we paid 200 for bags I expect them to arrive on time. I’m asking for a refund of the baggage fees."
Pros: "I personally do not appreciate the food on this leg of the journey Food Ams to Dxb is GOOD!!"
Cons: "The snack & “ solid eggs” in breakfast. Fresh fruit was good."
Pros: "Short-hop flight, fit for purpose."
Pros: "Thankful for coffee being served without charge. Not all airlines do that."
Pros: "good service"
Pros: "Loved the service...everything was excellent"
Cons: "The bus class seat was a bit narrow at the feet"
Pros: "Loved this 747! Crew was professional and food was very good."
Cons: "We had a long wait (25 minutes) at the gate because we were early."
Pros: "Speed, crew, and reliablity."
Cons: "Food wasn't good, no entertainment or accessory plug ins, and seats were worn out! Not comfortable at all. Great leg room though."
Pros: "Quick (relatively) flight."
Cons: "Skinniest seat ever. Couldn't even lean back. I now have hunchback."
Pros: "KLM fed a sandwich even though the flight was only 2 hours. The crew was pleasant. Getting through the Amsterdam airport to catch a connecting flight with only an hour to do so was no big deal. Airport staff was pleasant and helpful."
Pros: "Very good flight, excellent service and good food."
Pros: "It's the best flight I could get for such a low price. But don't expect to to get the best and newest planes around but it's still overall a good experience."
Cons: "Quite bummed that the flight didn't have wifi / USB):"
Pros: "Crew was excellent"
Cons: "Economy was very tight! Seats were uncomfortable"
Cons: "I missed my flight because of MU"
Pros: "Plane service"
Cons: "1h30min delay at airport"
Airlines flying from Dubai to London City have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
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