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Are you off to the United Arab Emirates soon?

We know that buying travel insurance isn’t the most exciting part of planning your trip to the United Arab Emirates, but it is important. Read on for some tips on what to consider before selecting a policy:

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What is covered with travel insurance to the UAE?

As standard, our policies cover for over 50 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

In order for you to have the best possible holiday, we’ve put together some important information that you might want to know before you travel to the UAE.

CurrencyUAE dirham
Most common languages spokenArabic

Abu Dhabi

Although Dubai is the largest city in the UAE

PopulationApprox. 9 million
Plug typePlug types C, D and G
Driving sideRight-hand side
SeasonsSpring – March to May
Summer – June to August
Autumn – September to November
Winter – December to February
LawsLocal laws and customs

Do I need a visa for the UAE?

As a British citizen with a valid passport, you can obtain a visitor’s visa upon arrival in the UAE, which last up to 30 days. You don’t need to fill out an application for these visas before you travel as they are free of charge on arrival.

Healthcare in the UAE

Healthcare services in the UAE are very similar to those in the UK. However, medical costs for expats and visitors in the UAE can be quite high, so it’s important to make sure that you have the right level of cover to ensure medical treatments are covered, should anything happen.

More information about the healthcare services in the UAE can be found here.

What if I need emergency assistance in United Arab Emirates?

If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of needing medical treatment or assistance while in United Arab Emirates, you or someone on your behalf can contact our 24-hour medical assistance team.

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