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Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain are the seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates. These emirates make the country a diverse and unique place to travel.
Travelers can visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village, the Dubai Museum, and many more sites. Other activities include desert safaris in Dubai, sightseeing tours, dinner cruises and waterparks. They have something for everyone.
If travelers are feeling hungry, the cuisine of the United Arab Emirates will fill your appetite. The food ranges from Pakistani and Peruvian to Ethiopian and Iranian.
Whether you love adventure, eating great food or learning about culture, the United Arab Emirates has everything you need.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for United Arab Emirates. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for United Arab Emirates: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease present in the UAE. The risk is highest in urban and residential areas. Travelers should avoid getting bug bites to protect themselves from the virus.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
A passport and visa are required to enter the United Arab Emirates. Visas are valid for thirty days.
A medical exam is mandatory for the UAE. Travelers with HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis or hepatitis may be denied entry.
A departure fee may be required depending on when you are leaving and where you are going.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
It is generally hot and dry in the United Arab Emirates. July and August are the hottest months with temperatures in the 100’s on the coastal plain. Cooler temperatures are in the mountains of the Al Hajar Gharbi because of the increased altitude. In January and February the temperatures range from 10 to 14 degrees Celsius.
The sea has its own temperatures in the United Arab Emirates. The temperature of the water depends on the temperature of the air. In the winter the Persian Gulf sees temperatures in the 80’s. The Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea have temperatures in the 70’s.
Dust storms are also known to occur violently, causing limited visibility.
Terrorism is a concern in the United Arab Emirates. Travelers should exercise caution when coming to this country. There is a possibility of terrorist attacks on travelers to the UAE and areas of the Gulf. ISIS is another group that are currently planning attacks. Avoid drawing attention to yourself and avoid contact with people who look suspicious.
Photography is not allowed in military and civilian sites. The punishment is arrest, detention, and prosecution by authorities. Mapping activities are prohibited as well and will result in the same punishments.
Crime doesn’t happen that much in the United Arab Emirates. Car break-ins are not common, but travelers should still take their valuables with them.
Women shouldn’t bring attention to themselves while riding a taxi. Victims should contact the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi or the U.S. Consulate General in Dubai.
If you love shopping, the Global Village in Dubai is the perfect place to explore. It has a carnival like atmosphere that will draw you in. From November to late January shoppers can look around more than 30 pavilions. The village is like a world fair and offers travelers the chance to learn about the UAE’s culture.
The Global Village isn’t only for shopping, but they have a fair with a lot of rides. Entertainment includes dancing, music, a haunted house, and so much more.
When you travel to the United Arab Emirates, you need to pack the essentials. Since there is so much to do, you should pack for every occasion.
If you find yourself in need of help while traveling in the UAE, there is a U.S. embassy in Abu Dhabi.
U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi
Embassies District, Plot 38, Sector W59-02, Street No. 4
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Telephone: +(971) (2) 414-2200
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(971) (0) 2-414-2200
Fax: +(971) (2) 414-2241
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