Is It Really Safe To Travel To Dubai & Turkey?

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Is It Safe To Travel To Dubai And Turkey? Expert Advice After Foreign Office Warnings

Is It Safe To Travel To Dubai And Turkey? Expert Advice After Foreign Office Warnings

Over the weekend the Foreign and Common wealth Office (FCO) issued warnings to British tourists travelling to the UAE, Turkey, Oman and several other countries.

These warnings come amid escalating tensions with Iran launching an airstrike against coalition military bases in Iraq in retaliation for the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani.

The UAE, Turkey and Oman FCO pages have been updated with the statement: “Following the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in a US strike in Baghdad on January 3, the incident has led to increased tensions in the region.”

Around 2.3 million British nationals visit Turkey each year and 1.5 million visit the UAE – but is it safe to visit after the new warnings? We asked Nicky Kelvin, Head of Content at travel expert The Points Guy, our key questions below.

The Foreign Office has issued warnings against Dubai and Turkey – should I cancel my holiday?

While the FCO has issued warnings, it hasn’t advised against travel to these nations. Currently the only no-go countries bordering the Persian Gulf are Iran, Iraq and Yemen.

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