Abu Dhabi
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Travel Advice

There are a number of things that you should be aware of when travelling to Abu Dhabi. We hope the following information will be helpful but it is to be used as a guide only.

Entry Requirements
British citizens will be issued with a visitors visa on arrival into the UAE. The visa is valid for 30 days.

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into the UAE. If you are transiting the UAE (and not passing through Immigration) your passport currently only needs to have a minimum of 3 months validity from the date of transit. Please note, children travelling to the UAE must now have their own separate passport.

For the most up to date information, please refer to the FCO travel advice website.

Travellers to the UAE should be aware that some over the counter medicines that are available in the UK are considered control substances in the UAE and are therefore not allowed to be brought into the country without prior permission from the UAE Ministry of Health. A list of controlled medicines can be found on the following website:
Health Ministry

We would also advise you speak to your health professional for further advice.

The local currency in Dubai is the Dirham (approximately AED5 = Ł1)

Dress Code
You should be respectful of culture when travelling to the UAE. It is recommended that your shoulders and knees should be covered when in most public areas. In places of worship, such as mosques, men and women are required to cover their arms and bodies, and women must also cover their heads. Swimwear is allowed on the beach or by the pools within hotel grounds.

Language and Religion
Arabic is the official language in the UAE with English being the language for business.

Islam is the official religion. If you travel to the UAE during the month of Ramadan, please be aware that additional restrictions and observances may apply.

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