Entry Requirements & Travel Visas

Package: Dazzling Dubai
Entry requirements are provided for your convenience. However, unless otherwise stated, it is your responsibility to determine the requirements that apply to you and your trip and to comply with them, including obtaining any necessary visas or other travel documents by the required deadlines and carrying them with you. Especially with COVID-19, requirements are subject to change, so check back for the latest before you depart.

Travelers on our Abu Dhabi excursion: You will need a negative PCR test taken not more than 48 hours prior to arrival in Abu Dhabi. We will arrange this test and the required certification for you. The PCR test will be administered at your hotel in Dubai by a lab representative, and the test result will be sent to you via email. The cost is currently $100 per person, which you will pay directly to the lab representative in Dubai. This test also suffices for your return to the USA. You must also download the ALHOSN UAE app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and complete health registration prior to entering Abu Dhabi.

Dubai Entry Requirements

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For U.S. passport holders traveling on our Dubai packages, we will obtain your free visa for the UAE upon arrival. Travelers with other passports are responsible for arranging their own visas.

Minors (age 17 or younger) traveling to the UAE with parents or guardians of a different surname must present documentation of relationship such as a birth certificate upon entry.

Please see other entry requirements for the UAE.

Dubai-specific COVID-19 Entry Requirements

  • Proof of travel insurance coverage for your visit that includes COVID-19 treatment. The Travel Protection Plan from Travelex that we offer meets this requirement, and if you purchase it, we will supply a letter confirming your coverage with your final documents.
  • printed negative PCR test with a a valid bar code, taken not more than 72 hours prior to your flight to the UAE. Find a laboratory in your area can comply with the requirements for entry to the UAE and schedule a test no more than 72 hours prior to your flight.

The United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates Entry Requirements

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General Requirements & Guidelines

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  • In general, you must have a passport to travel abroad, which should be valid for at least six months after your return date. Passports expiring before then should be renewed as soon as possible. Passports contain at least 2 blank pages for each country visited. If your passport does not have this many pages, obtain a new passport as soon as possible.
  • if your passport and visa are not in order, airlines and cruise ships may deny boarding, countries may deny entry, and your trip may be disrupted. Travel insurance may not cover such losses.
  • Any changes in names or passport information should be reported to us immediately. Airlines and cruise ships may deny boarding if the name on your passport does not match your tickets.
  • Minors (age 17 or younger) departing and/or returning to the U.S. without parents or with only one parent may be required by U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to present a notarized parental consent letter and/or unabridged birth certificate (more information). Many other countries have similar entry requirements, especially for minors traveling with a parent/guardian with a different surname; check with the consulates of all countries you'll be visiting to learn more.
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