When it comes to flying to the Middle East, it’s simply mafi mushkila (no problem) . One can literally be spoiled with flying at any time of the day and be there in as little as 7 h of flying from the UK.  The good news is that one doesn’t always need to come down to London airports as the regionals are also very well connected with more than one flight a day to several cities across the Arabian Peninsula.

The main points of entry are the following airports:

DXB – Dubai International Airport

AUH – Abu Dhabi International Airport

MCT – Muscat International Airport

Regarding the carriers, one can choose from flying with Emirates, Etihad, Oman Air, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Royal Brunei Airlines directly from the UK and with other carriers with a stopover via Europe. Apart from the London airports one can fly directly to the Middle East from Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle and Edinburgh.