They did. England really dominated Australia throughout the match and it was very exciting to watch such great cricket.
England have won the Ashes, and the next test series is against Pakistan in October. It will be interesting to see who wins that, since the last time both teams played together, England got whitewashed.
So where does England play I assume by the date it's in the uae if so it might well turn out like most series of recent memory to be a case of visitor beware.