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Tips, documentation and requirements to travel to Dubai

If you want to visit Dubai, you must take into account the migration requirements of this territory, which is located in the United Arab Emirates. Depending on the nationality of the traveler, the papers needed vary. In addition, there are several tips and considerations that are important to keep in mind.

Below you have an index with all the points that we are going to deal with in this article.

Required Documentation

The documents needed to go to Dubai depend on the nationality of the visitor and the reason for the trip.

For tourists

Citizens of some countries do not need to apply for a visa to travel to Dubai, provided they do so for tourism. To do this, they will need a passport with a minimum validity of six months and a round trip ticket.

The maximum period of stay is 30 days, which can be renewed once a fee has been paid. The territories that have this privilege are the following:

  • TO: Germany, Andorra, Australia, Austria
  • B: Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria
  • C: Canada, China, Cyprus, Vatican City, South Korea, Croatia
  • D: Denmark
  • AND: Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United States (USA), Estonia
  • F: Finland, France
  • G: Greece
  • H: Hong Kong, Hungary
  • I: Ireland, Iceland, Italy
  • J: Japan
  • L: Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg
  • M: Malaysia, Malta, Monaco
  • N: Norway, New Zealand
  • P: Netherlands, Poland, Portugal
  • Q: Qatar
  • R: United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania
  • S: San Marino, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland

Therefore, people with a nationality other than those already named yes they need a visa to enter Dubai. Among these countries we find the following:

  • TO: Argentina
  • C: Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba
  • AND: Ecuador, El Salvador
  • G: Guatemala
  • H: Honduras
  • M: Mexico
  • N: Nicaragua
  • P: Panama, Peru
  • R: Dominican Republic
  • S: Santo Domingo
  • OR: Uruguay
  • V: Venezuela

In this case, it is advised that your hotel or travel agency (sponsor) manages the visa. If you want to do it personally, you need the following documents:

  • Passport valid for a minimum of six months and two blank pages
  • Color copy of the first sheet and the passport cover
  • Payment of the corresponding fee
  • Completed and signed application, plus two copies of it
  • Two color photos
  • Copy of plane ticket and hotel reservation
  • Presentation letter
  • Invitation letter from a country sponsor (family member, friend, company …)

To work

It is possible to go to Dubai to live and work. Most of the positions offered are for specialized and qualified people. In addition, an indispensable requirement is knowing how to speak English.

In the event that a company in this territory hires you, it is this that must apply for a work visa to the Ministry of Employment. Once accepted, the entry permit is formalized.

One option is to be hired as a military. This requires having all the relevant courses for the position, as well as presenting the resume. There are different agencies that are responsible for recruiting these people.

Vaccines and other sanitary requirements

To travel to Dubai, no vaccine is mandatory. However, it is recommended to have the following vaccination in order, which is usually administered on a regular basis in most countries:

  • Typhoid fever
  • Flu
  • Hepatitis
  • Tetanus
  • Viral triple

There are some medications that are forbidden in this emirate, among which are diazepam, codeine and tramadol. At the embassy you can be informed about the complete list.

If you need to take with you any medication that is not allowed, you must request a medical certificate legalized by the embassy of the United Arab Emirates and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of your country.

Dubai hospitals and medical centers are usually of quality. However, it is advisable to take out travel insurance that covers possible treatments and repatriations.

Practical tips

To avoid any unwanted situation, there are some recommendations that are important to keep in mind, since the culture of the area is especially restrictive.

First of all, care must be taken when take pictures, because they should not be taken to the following elements:

  • People, especially women
  • Mosques
  • Military institutions
  • Industrial facilities
  • Government agencies
  • Ports
  • Airports

Homosexuality is punishable by death. In the case of foreigners, the punishment is immediate deportation. However, in Dubai, being a territory inhabited mostly by foreigners, some nightclubs can be found. If you want to do gay tourism, here you will find information: The 15 most gay-friendly countries in the world.

We must be careful with clothing, especially in the case of women, who are advised not to wear short skirts or carry their shoulders in the air. In addition, bikinis are prohibited on public beaches.

It must have a behavior considered correct, since by some actions such as kissing in public or cursing it is possible to enter prison.

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