Travel to United Arab Emirates

UAE Destination

This Middle Eastern nation is one of the richest countries in the world, thanks to large petroleum deposits that support the economy. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the main cities of the UAE.

Dubai is home to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, as well as many impressive skyscrapers and some of the largest malls in the world.

Abu Dhabi is equally stunning, but has more authentic historic and cultural attractions, in addition to luxury accommodation and shopping. 


Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout United Arab Emirates, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.

Power Points: There are a number of different plug points in the UAE, I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter.

Official Language: The official language of United Arab Emirates is Arabic.

Health: There are a few small health concerns in United Arab Emirates for travellers. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination.

Drinking Tap Water: Some people say that tap water is generally safe to drink after boiled. I’d recommend drinking bottled water, however, if you are unsure, make sure to ask your hotel receptionist or host.

Visa: Visa requirements for any destination depend on local regulations and vary according to which passport you are travelling on. Most countries don’t require a visa for short stays.

Popular foods:
Shawarma (sliced chicken, lamb or beef, served by rolling in a soft flatbread with veggies and sauce).
Manakish (flatbread filled with cheese, you can also add meat and veggies).
Fattoush (salad made with lettuce, diced tomatoes, cucumbers, mint leaves, onion, garlic, lemon and olive oil, it is served with Levantine bread).
Chelo Kebab (skewers of meat served over a bed of saffron-scented rice).

When to go: The months of October through February are the best times to travel to the UAE. This time of year, the temperature is cold, necessitating the wearing of a light jacket or a sweater. But if you want to go to the beach, schedule your trip for October, March, or April, when the weather is warm but not sweltering.

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