“In the meantime, you should continue to contact your airline or tour operator regarding any possible return flights.
“This will ensure any demand is logged in the airlines own assumptions about the number of people waiting to return to the UK.
“The British Embassy is in constant contact with the local authorities, airlines and other diplomatic missions to explore all possible avenues.”
There is also help for those intending to stay in the UAE.
“The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship have confirmed that visitors to the UAE who could not leave the country owing to the closure of borders will receive necessary support such as permissions to stay legitimately in the country,” explained the FCO.