Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic has introduced a Brexit calculator game to help UAE residents save money on UK trips.
The dirham is at a record high against the pound at present, with an exchange rate of just AED10 to two British pounds, as a result of uncertainty around the implications of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union (EU).
Virgin Atlantic says there has “never been a better time to take advantage of the savings”.
Its new Brexit calculator enables prospective visitors to the UK to select from a range of popoular tourist attractions such as afternoon tea, watching a football match or attending a play, and calculate the cost pre- and post-Brexit vote.
Nick Parker, head Of India & Middle East for Virgin Atlantic, said: “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 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|