British government adviser stays in Dubai despite UK travel ban

A British government adviser and multi-millionaire has defied his country’s advice and missed the deadline to travel back home after the UK banned flights from the United Arab Emirates. Ben Goldsmith, a board member of the UK’s Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the brother of environment minister Lord Zac Golsmith, said he decided to remain in the UAE because of “family business opportunities”, UK media reported on Thursday. The move goes against the UK’s newly outlined travel restrictions with the Gulf state, which has closed its border after a new strain of the coron…

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