UAE international travel guide in 2024

UAE international travel guide in 2024

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UAE has a population of 10M with main currency as United Arab Emirates Dirham. The languages spoken are Arabic. UAE travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Automatic teller machines are very common in United Arab Emirates. Internet speed in United Arab Emirates is on average 6.9 Mbps.In United Arab Emirates you drive on the right side.

UAE travel advice

Exercise a high degree of caution
We’ve reviewed our advice for United Arab Emirates and continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution. There's an increased risk of terrorism, including threats against military bases. Terrorist attacks could occur at any time and target locations frequented by foreigners including places of worship, hotels, transport hubs, shopping malls, markets, residential compounds and tourist locations. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in the UAE due to the threat of terrorism.

Issue Date : May 14, 2024

UAE weather

UAE essential details

Plugs

United Arab Emirates uses 230V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Arabic

Money in UAE

Currencies

United Arab Emirates uses the United Arab Emirates dirham (symbol: ?.?), code AED.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 dirhams. Dirham is subdivided into 100 filses. Coins come in denominations of 1 dirham and 50 and 25 filses.

ATM

Automatic teller machines are very common in United Arab Emirates. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Internet in UAE

Internet

Internet speed in United Arab Emirates is on average 6.9 Mbps. WiFi coverage in United Arab Emirates is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 99.02 AED, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 0 telecoms: . United Arab Emirates uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in United Arab Emirates upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Calling

To call United Arab Emirates, dial +, then 971 (the country code for United Arab Emirates), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within United Arab Emirates, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .

Driving in UAE

Road rules

In United Arab Emirates you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on undivided highways, 100-140 km/h (62-86 mph) on motorways, 100-140 km/h (62-86 mph) on expressways and 50-60 km/h (31-37 mph) in all built-up areas. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.00%.

UAE map

UAE visa advice

If you're considering exploring UAE beyond the usual transit spots, our comprehensive guide on UAE transit visa offers deeper insights and broader options for travelers of different nationalities. For those transiting through other countries en route to UAE, understanding UAE Transit Visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth journey.

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The information in the site should be used as a guide only. You are advised to contact your local official mission/consulate/embassy and ensure you have the latest information. We take no responsibility.