United Arab Emirates

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Test required.
Quarantine required for visitors arriving from certain areas. Vaccinated are exempted from quarantine. Find more details on official websites.

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What is the COVID situation in United Arab Emirates?

+54 New COVID cases in United Arab Emirates
0 New COVID deaths in United Arab Emirates
% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 13 October 2021

Basic facts about United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates is a small country located in Western Asia. The capital of United Arab Emirates is Abu Dhabi and the most spoken language is Arabic. The national currency in United Arab Emirates is United Arab Emirates dirham (AED).

What taxi apps are available in United Arab Emirates?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in United Arab Emirates.

You can use Uber in 3 cities: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah. Bolt is not available in United Arab Emirates.

See the full list of cities where Uber operate.

Practical information

United Arab Emirates dirham (AED)Official currency
1 EUR~4.16 AED
1 USD~3.67 AED

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in United Arab Emirates?

The official language of United Arab Emirates is Arabic. Traveling across United Arab Emirates if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers. You can go into someone who doesn't comprehend the word that you speak. Learn a few distress phrases, such as aid, emergency, and police, as a precaution, and of course, the most important phrase to know is “Do you speak English?”

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, United Arab Emirates was ranked 66th out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in United Arab Emirates?

There are 3 common plug types used in United Arab Emirates:

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type D 220 V, 50 Hz  Type G 220 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter United Arab Emirates?

Currently, citizens of 75 countries can enter United Arab Emirates without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter United Arab Emirates?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter United Arab Emirates.

Data last reviewed on: 13 October 2021

Is it safe in United Arab Emirates?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On November 22, 2021, the risk level for United Arab Emirates was changed to Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions.

Emergency phones in United Arab Emirates

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to United Arab Emirates?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol

  • 4L of alcohol beverages, or 2 cartons of beer (each consisting of 24 cans, not exceeding 355 ml for each can or its equivalent)

Tobacco

  • AED 2,000 worth of cigarettes or 400 sticks of cigarettes

Data last reviewed on: 13 October 2021

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of United Arab Emirates:

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