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London Travel Guide, UK visa application, cheap flights to London

London Travel Guide:

This is an ‘extended’ London Travel Guide for travelers from UAE where we learn about UK visa application and cheap flights to London. The link for complete London Travel Guide is at the bottom of this post.

As visa procedures are mostly standardized globally; information covered in this guide shall give you a fair idea about visa procedures for UK, irrespective of where you are traveling from.

London Travel Guide, UK visa application, cheap flights to London
Iconic London Telephone Booths






UK Visa Application:

UK visa application is far more easier then the popular belief. VFS Global services are the official UK visa processor in the UAE with their offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Visa procedures consist of 4 simple steps:

  1. Visit VFS Global UK (UAE) website, register, fill in an online application form, pay visa fee and finally print your form.
  2. Book an online appointment with Dubai/Abu Dhabi visa application center.
  3. On the day of your appointment, visit your chosen visa application centre (Dubai/Abu Dhabi) and submit your application form along with fee payment receipt,  passport and other required documents (usually a letter from the company, 6 months bank statement, confirmed/tentative airline and hotel bookings plus travel insurance. Travel insurance is not mandatory) and enroll for biometrics.
  4. Choose whether you would like to collect your documents in person from the visa application centre or have it delivered to you by courier.
London Travel Guide, UK visa application, cheap flights to London
London Eye






Tourist visas are ‘usually’ issued in the order of 6 months (first time), 2 years and 5 years and could take anything between 2 to 4 weeks to be processed. It is highly recommended that you apply with sufficient time in your hand.

Further, there is no defined condition on how much money you should have in your bank account in order to apply for the visa but as long as your financial statements indicate that you are comfortable enough to travel and take care of yourself in case of any medical or other contingencies, you are good to go.

Note: Information provided above is ‘indicative’ only. For a ‘definitive’ visa information, you shall refer UK Embassy websites.

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Trafalgar Square – London






Cheap Flights to London:

Plenty of airline options to find cheap flights to London with tickets costing between Aed 2,500 (with stopovers) to Aed 3,500+ (non-stop) for an Economy Class return ticket during peak season i.e. summer time in UAE and UK.

During non-peak season (winter in UK), you may easily get an Economy class return ticket for around Aed 2,700 for so on a non-stop flight.Article summary: London Travel Guide, UK visa application, cheap flights to London


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