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The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak may impact travel to United Arab Emirates.

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Useful information for your flight to United Arab Emirates

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What are the most popular cities to visit in United Arab Emirates?

Some of the world’s most well-traveled cities are in United Arab Emirates. The most popular city to travel to in United Arab Emirates is Dubai, which momondo users choose as their landing destination 343% more often than other cities. The next most popular cities in United Arab Emirates are Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

What popular landmarks are in United Arab Emirates?

United Arab Emirates is full of notable places to explore, many with significant historical value to the region and the world. Some of the most popular landmarks in United Arab Emirates are Dubai Marina, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, and Gold Souq, among many more.

What is the best airport to land at to visit Dubai Marina?

The closest airport to Dubai Marina is Dubai Airport, which is located in Dubai. If you plan on visiting or staying in this area, landing at Dubai Airport will be your best bet.

What is the cheapest flight to United Arab Emirates?

The cheapest flights to United Arab Emirates recently found by momondo users are $71 with Ukraine International Airlines, $81 with SriLankan Airlines, and $84 with Sun Country Air.


What are the current travel restrictions for United Arab Emirates?

Entry restrictions

The United Arab Emirates has restricted the entry of most non-residents. However, there is a separate set of regulations specifically for entering Dubai, which was announced on June 21 and is now in effect for Dubai residents and visitors.

Entry requirements

Travelers must meet entry visa requirements to visit the UAE. UAE nationals are exempt from doing the COVID‑19 PCR test prior to departing from the country of origin to Dubai. They will be tested on arrival in Dubai. Traveling to Dubai. Travel requirements for Dubai residents: Depending on travelers' UAE visa, they need to apply to either the GDRFA or ICA for approval to return. Travelers who are Dubai residence visa holders must have return approval from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA). Travelers holding a visa from any other emirate outside of Dubai, you must obtain entry permission from the Federal Authority. All passengers arriving to Dubai from any point of origin (including GCC countries) must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Negative COVID-19 certificates must be printed in English or Arabic. No hand written, SMS or digital certificates will be accepted. Children under the age of 12 and passengers with a severe or moderate disability are exempt from the PCR test. The UAE government has specified designated laboratories. All travelers can either use the recommended laboratories in the list or any trusted and certified laboratories in your country of origin to get your COVID‑19 PCR test. However, travelers flying from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh must get their certificate from one of the labs listed in the designated laboratories document to be accepted on the flight. Upon arrival, all travelers must download and register their details on the COVID-19 DXB App (iOS)-(Android). Travelers must have a medical travel insurance with international coverage that covers COVID-19 before traveling. Travelers will need to sign a declaration to bear all costs of quarantine and treatment and complete a Health Declaration Form before departure confirming they are not displaying COVID-19 symptoms. Before visitors fly to Dubai, they will also be required to complete a Health Declaration Form and a Quarantine Form. Both forms need to be printed, completed and handed over to Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival. Travelers may also be required to undertake a a further COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai and will have to isolate pending the result of the COVID-19 PCR test. Passport holders from certain countries including the US, Canada, and the UK may be able to receive a tourist visa on arrival in Dubai, typically valid for 30 days. To see more information on this and other regulations for travel to Dubai, check this page. Traveling to Abu Dhabi: Depending on flight origin, test must be carried out between 48, 72 or 96 hours ahead of flight departure time. Travelers to Abu Dhabi from the 'green' list of countries, regions and territories will be required to present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours prior to their departure. Traveling from Dubai to Abu Dhabi: Tourists arriving to Abu Dhabi by land via other emirates, from countries included on the 'green' list will be allowed entry to Abu Dhabi after presenting a negative PCR test, valid for 48 hours. Visitors coming in from other destinations who wish to enter Abu Dhabi through neighboring emirates will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours of receiving the examination, in addition to undergoing a quarantine period in Abu Dhabi if they have been in the UAE for less than 10 days (quarantine period requirement depends on the number of days spent in the UAE prior to entry into Abu Dhabi). Traveling to Sharjah: Travelers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 96 hours prior to travel. Visitors and tourist must have an international medical insurance and a local UAE Mobile Number starting with 050, 056, 057 or 058 for PCR track and trace purposes. Without a UAE Mobile Number, passengers will not be allowed into the UAE. Telecom providers have booths in the Arrival PCR Testing Zones, so that a UAE SIM Card can be purchased, if needed. Travelers are required to download ALHOSN app.

Quarantine requirements

Stringent entry restrictions remain in place upon arrival at all airports in the UAE which may include, but are not limited to, a Health Authority COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, mandatory quarantine period, usually via self-isolation at a private address if suitable, or a hotel or Government facility, for at least 14 days, and follow up testing before you are able to complete quarantine. Once any quarantine period is complete you must continue to comply with all measures put in place by the UAE authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Abu Dhabi Quarantine Requirements: Travelers from one of the 'green' countries, regions and territories will be exempt from the quarantine period. Upon arrival, they will need to take a second test and self-isolate until the results of this test are received. All travelers will need to take a PCR test on day 6 for those staying for 6 days or more, and on day 12 for those staying for 12 days or more. For travelers entering from destinations not on the 'green' list, procedures include the following: Upon arrival to Abu Dhabi, medical authorities will conduct another PCR test after they have are disembarked from their flight. Following the PCR test, travelers will then need to register under the quarantine system. they will be provided with an electronic wristband, which they will need to wear throughout the ten-day quarantine period. The health authorities will evaluate the most appropriate location for their quarantine. This may be their home, a hotel, or accommodation provided by medical authorities. All travelers will need to take a PCR test on day 6 for those staying for 6 days or more, and on day 12 for those staying for 12 days or more. Should they receive a negative result, 10 days after their arrival into Abu Dhabi, the electronic wristband will be removed by medical authorities, and they can finish their quarantine period. Travelers entering Abu Dhabi who have participated in the UAE voluntary COVID19 vaccination program or have participated in the third phase of clinical vaccination research or who have obtained a mark in the ‘Al Hosn App’ are exempt from quarantine on arrival in Abu Dhabi. Sharjah Quarantine Requirements: Travelers will have to undergo another PCR test upon arrival at Sharjah Airport regardless of their earlier negative report. All incoming travelers are subject to self-isolation at their residence until the results of their PCR test are notified. In case the result is negative, the self-isolation period will end. In case of a positive case of PCR test, the period of medical isolation is 14 days, with travelers or their sponsors bearing the expenses of treatment and isolation.

Transiting rules

Travelers transiting in Dubai from Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK or US are not required to present a COVID‑19 PCR test certificate unless it is mandated by the country of origin or final destination. Travelers transiting in Dubai from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Cote d’lvoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia or Zimbabwe must have a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate that is valid for 96 hours from the date of test, as well as any requirements for their final destination. Travelers transiting through Abu Dhabi or Sharjah must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 96 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates.

If you are planning to travel to United Arab Emirates at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.


Popular cities and sights

Looking to visit United Arab Emirates? Check out these cities and spend time seeing some of the most popular sights in the country
Dubai
Dubai

Jumerah Mosque
Gold Souq
Dubai Museum
Dubai Mall
Burj Khalifa
Abu Dhabi
Dubai

Qasr al-Hosn
Yas Marina Circuit - F1
Fish Market
Al Wahda Sports Club
Yas Waterworld
Sharjah
Dubai

Sharjah Science Museum
Heritage & Diving Villages
Al Noor Mosque
Sharjah Aquarium
Al Hisn Sharjah Fort
Ras Al Khaimah
Dubai

Dhayah Fort
National Museum of Ras al Khaimah
Al Ain
Dubai

Al Ain National Museum
Wadi Adventure
Al Ain Zoo
Al Ain Sportplex
Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium

Cheapest flight routes to United Arab Emirates

These routes have the cheapest flights to United Arab Emirates found by momondo users in United States
Departing Destination Best Price
Los Angeles Dubai $505
Boston Dubai $533
Houston Dubai $547
Washington Dubai $555
Chicago Dubai $555
San Francisco Dubai $558
Newark Dubai $560
New York Dubai $561
Raleigh Dubai $565
Dallas Dubai $573

Popular routes landing in United Arab Emirates

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Cairo to Dubai Flights
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3h 30m
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$294
Istanbul to Dubai Flights
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4h 20m
Cheapest price
$300
Lahore to Dubai Flights
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3h 20m
Cheapest price
$320
Beirut to Dubai Flights
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3h 50m
Cheapest price
$331
Bucharest to Dubai Flights
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4h 55m
Cheapest price
$359
Amsterdam to Dubai Flights
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6h 39m
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$396
Riyadh to Dubai Flights
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1h 50m
Cheapest price
$409
Lagos to Dubai Flights
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7h 05m
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$499
Los Angeles to Dubai Flights
Fastest flight time
15h 50m
Cheapest price
$505
Boston to Dubai Flights
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12h 10m
Cheapest price
$533
Houston to Dubai Flights
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14h 50m
Cheapest price
$547
Accra to Dubai Flights
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7h 30m
Cheapest price
$553
Chicago to Dubai Flights
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13h 25m
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$555
Washington to Dubai Flights
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12h 45m
Cheapest price
$555
San Francisco to Dubai Flights
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15h 35m
Cheapest price
$558
Newark to Dubai Flights
Fastest flight time
14h 25m
Cheapest price
$560
New York to Dubai Flights
Fastest flight time
16h 25m
Cheapest price
$561
Raleigh to Dubai Flights
Fastest flight time
20h 25m
Cheapest price
$565
Dallas to Dubai Flights
Fastest flight time
14h 30m
Cheapest price
$573
Miami to Dubai Flights
Fastest flight time
17h 05m
Cheapest price
$600
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