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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Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout United Arab Emirates, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash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. The tap water is generally safe to drink, however, if you are unsure, make sure to ask your hotel receptionist or host.

Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for UAE.

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