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Dubai travel insurance

Thinking of a holiday to Dubai? Or maybe you're already booked up and ready to go. Either way, InsureandGo offer a great range of travel insurance no matter where you're going, or what you'll be getting up to.

All of our policies cover over 50 activities as standard. And if you're up to anything particularly adventurous, we have extreme sports cover as an add-on. We also consider all medical conditions and have no upper age limit , so get in touch today or simply get a quote online.

Before you buy travel insurance for your holiday to Dubai, there are a few things to think about:

  • The cost of your trip - If you have to cancel, it's important to know that you can get your money back
  • The activities you’re likely to be doing - whether you’ll need additional cover for more hazardous activities
  • You may even need additional ski insurance or snowboarding cover if you’re planning on visiting the world’s 3rd largest and only Middle Eastern indoor ski resort – Ski Dubai
  • How much medical coverage you’ll need and whether you’ll need repatriation
  • Always check the latest travel advice from the FCO for any vaccinations you might need, or any issues that may have occurred that might prevent you travelling

We can cover your kids for free!

If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

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What's covered with our travel insurance to Dubai?

As standard, cover to Dubai will include:

  • Medical expenses and hospital benefit
  • Personal accident and liability
  • Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
  • Abandoning your trip
  • Delayed departure
  • Accommodation cover
  • Scheduled airline failure
  • Personal belongings and baggage
  • Personal money, passport and travel documents
  • Legal expenses

To help you have the best holiday experience, we’ve put together some important information that we think you’ll want to know before your trip to Dubai.

Currency

UAE dirham (Dhs or AED)

Official language(s)

Arabic, but English is widely spoken

Country

Dubai is a city with the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Continent

Asia

Population

Approx. 3 million

Plug type

Plug type G

Climate

Tropical desert

Peak season: November to March

This is also Dubai's winter, but is actually the most comfortable time to go. Dubai "summer" makes days at the beach next to impossible with around 40-degree heat and 90% humidity - people spend as little time outside as possible.

Laws

Local laws and customs


Do I need a visa for Dubai?

You will require a visa to enter Dubai and you can obtain one when you arrive into the UAE. The visa should allow you to stay in Dubai for up to 30 days, but will be automatically terminated once you leave the country. Should you be coming and going on business trips, you may need to get a new visa each time.

You must have a work permit if you are coming to Dubai for a job or even if you are planning on doing odd-jobs to fund your stay. Find out more about entry requirements from the FCO.

What laws should I be aware of in Dubai?

Dubai and the UAE are often seen in the press regarding the arrests of Brits abroad. Always be aware that you are travelling to a very strict and traditional part of the world. The FCO list a number of laws and customs to be particularly aware of, including but not limited to:

  • It is illegal to be under the influence of alcohol in public - so stay in your resort where it will be licenced
  • Electronic cigarettes are illegal in the UAE and are likely to be confiscated at the border
  • It’s against the law to live together, or to share the same hotel room, with someone of the opposite sex to whom you aren’t married or closely related. Also, homosexual interactions  are illegal and same-sex marriages are not recognised. Although Dubai authorities aren’t in the habit of seeking out tourists not obeying these laws, keep PDA to an absolute minimum and stay safe inside your resort

Driving in Dubai

Contrary to popular belief, women are allowed to drive in Dubai – although you may not want to!

The roads in Dubai can be a minefield and crashes are common. There are a lot of speeding super-cars on the roads, as well as the occasional camel. If there is an accident, the roads often come to a standstill as people get a good look driving past – even though it's illegal to rubberneck in Dubai.

Never – ever – be tempted to make hand gestures at other drivers should you be driving, a passenger or non-car related situations. The same goes for swearing too - never ever swear at anyone in the UAE. Hand gestures and bad language are deemed highly offensive in the UAE and are punishable by fines or prison sentences.

Healthcare in Dubai

The hospitals in Dubai are some of the best in the world, so repatriation may not be too much of an issue depending on where you end up. But do make sure you have adequate medical cover as medical treatment will come at a cost! 

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