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02 March 2024

New 'Brexit Calculator' reveals massive savings on UK holidays

By Staff

Virgin Atlantic has introduced a fun ‘Brexit Calculator’ game to help holidaymakers in the UAE work out how much they could save on a trip to the UK.

With an exchange rate of Dh10 to just over two British pounds, there has never been a better time to book a trip to the UK and take advantage of the savings.

Virgin Atlantic offers a daily flight between Dubai and London Heathrow with return fares from Dh2,350.

Using the new ‘Brexit Calculator’ players can select from a range of popular tourist activities in the UK, and calculate once they’ve saved enough money to pay for a flight to London.  

Items include traditional activities such as afternoon tea, watching a football match or attending a Shakespearean play – as well as more cheeky suggestions such as getting an English Bulldog that was actually born in England or Cockney rhyming slang lessons.  

Nick Parker, Head Of India and Middle East for Virgin Atlantic, said: “The dirham is at a record high against the Pound which means you’ll save on literally everything when you visit the UK. The savings available on popular tourist activities such as afternoon tea or tickets to a football match more than cover the cost of a flight to London – so there has never been a better time to book a holiday to the UK. The Brexit calculator is a fun way to explore quintessential British tourist activities, and work out how much you could save on holiday at the same time.”

Brexit calculator savings (AED):

Afternoon Tea: Was 329  Now 279            
A River Cruise along the Thames: Was 356  Now 302
Buying a Lordship: Was 130  Now 110
Attending a West End Musical: Was 664  Now 563
A week-long stay in a 5-star hotel: Was 37,460 Now 31,771