Dubai became a hotspot for holidays in the winter months due to its place on the no-quarantine list at the time.
The nation was also allowing arrivals who tested negative for COVID-19 to side-step quarantine.
Influencers, in particular, became the subject of criticism after Home Secretary Priti Patel said slammed them for “showing off about which parts of the world that they are in, mainly in sunny parts of the world.”
Currently, travel abroad is illegal under the current lockdown rules.
While travel for some “essential reasons” is permitted, the UAE is not included within this due to its “high risk” status.
However, Dubai is still accepting visitors from the UK as long as they meet entry requirements.