Is it safe to travel to Dubai? New advice after US strike on Iran killed General Qasem Soleimani

Is it safe to travel to Dubai? New advice after US strike on Iran killed General Qasem Soleimani

TOURISTS heading to Dubai have been warned to "remain vigilant" after the US airstrikes in Iran that killed General Qasem Soleimani.

The Foreign Office have updated their latest travel advice for Brits visiting and living in the UAE.

The latest warning from the government states: "Following the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in a US strike in Baghdad on 3 January, British nationals in the region should remain vigilant and keep up to date with the latest developments, including via the media and this travel advice."

Tensions remain high in a number of countries including Turkey and Egypt as well, following fears of reprisals against tourists.

Protests in Iran have raised concerns that western tourists could be targeted.

A professor has warned westerners to leave the UAE in case of attacks.

Iranian Professor Seyed Mohammad Marandi from the University of Tehran warned the BBC: "If I was a Western citizen I would leave the United Arab Emirates immediately."

He added: "Not only will Iranian leaders retaliate but also Iraqis will retaliate."

Terrorist attacks also remain "likely" in the UAE, with a "heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals."

Last year, P&O cancelled all cruises to Dubai after fears they could be targeted due to tensions between the country and Iran.

However, approximately 1.5 million British tourists visit the UAE every year without problems, with cheap holidays and package deals from the UK.

One lucky man got a holiday to Dubai for just £99 after he booked a Wowcher Mystery Holiday deal.
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