The United Arab Emirates Is a country located in the south east end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran. Dubai is the most populous city and the second largest emirate by territorial size after Abu Dhabi the capital of the UAE. The city has become symbolic for its skyscrapers and high rise buildings. It is also known for its year-round sunshine, intriguing deserts, beautiful beaches and luxurious hotels and shopping malls.
Spoken Languages: Arabic and English
Currency: UAE Dirham (AED)
Time Zone: GMT + 4 hours
Calling code: +971
For detailed information on obtaining a visa to the UAE please click here
• Citizens of the following countries (holders of Regular Passports) are exempted from UAE visa:
|3- Netherlands||2- Italy||1- United Kingdom|
|6- Norway||5- Austria||4- Luxemburg|
|9- France||8- Greece||7- Portugal|
|12- Switzerland||11- Belguim||10- Germany|
|15- San Marino||14- Iceland||13- Monaco|
|18- Andorra||17- Vatican||16- Spain|
|21- Sweden||20- Slovenia||19- Poland|
|24- Finland||23- Ireland||22- Denmark|
|27- Lithuania||26- Czech||25- Slovakia|
|30- Estonia||29- Latvia||28- Hungary|
|33- Croatia||32- Cyprus||31- Malta|
|36- USA||35- Bulgaria||34- Romania|
|39- Japan||38- New Zealand||37- Australia|
|42- Brunei||41- Hong Kong||40- Singapore|
|45- Canada||44- South Korea||43- Malaysia|
It should be noted that this list may change vary slightly from time to time and it is therefore best to check with your local UAE embassy or the airline that you are using to fly to the UAE. If you do NOT fall into one of the above categories, you will require a visa and a sponsor for your visit. The sponsor normally applies for the visa on your behalf.
Dubai International Airport is one the busiest airports in the world, connecting major international airlines worldwide. The Dubai World Trade Center is located 11 minutes by drive at 9.3km from the airport.
Some of the major international airlines flying to/from Dubai International Airport:
Dubai has a sub tropical, arid climate, with clear skies, sunshine, and high temperatures throughout the year. Average maximum temperatures range from 24°C in January to 41°C in July. November’s temperature would be between 31°C to 20°C.
|(Temp in °C)||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec|
|Avg. Max Temperature||24||25||28||33||38||40||41||31||39||35||31||26|
|Avg. Min Temperature||14||16||18||21||25||27||30||30||28||24||20||16|
Public transport options around Dubai include city buses, taxies and the metro.