United Arab Emirates Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to the United Arab Emirates, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
While traveling to United Arab Emirates, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
Make sure you know about United Arab Emirates’ medical care and safety and security tips.
A stunning monument in the United Arab Emirates



Dubai and Abu Dhabi, those are the two cities you’ll want to see once you make a trip in this country. Nestled between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, the United Arab Emirates deliver considerable cliches to the rest of the world. Whether it’s for its endless skyscrapers or its architectural prowess of Dubai, this country hides a thousand surprises, not to mention Abu Dhabi’s very noticeable evolution. Shoppers can shop at one of the world’s largest shopping malls. Although those two treasured cities seem like it’s all where all the hype is, let’s not forget the landscapes you can appreciate. You have mountains, beaches, and deserts. Admire the camel races, ski on dunes or even go falcon hunting in a 4X4 with your family. These are key activities that you should rush to do after being dazzled by the wonders of the big cities.

Recommended travel vaccinations for United Arab Emirates

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to the United Arab Emirates

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea


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Medical Care in the United Arab Emirates

Health care is satisfactory in the United Arab Emirates, and is generally the equivalent to western health standards. This is due to sophisticated medical infrastructure and equipment, and efficient medical and emergency services, both in private or public sectors. The downside is the expensive cost of this care. However, it is worth remembering that care is free for the holders of the “health card”. In Abu Dhabi, the Franco-Emirien hospital is renowned for its care and quality of medical personnel.  In the event of serious diseases or complications, treatment abroad is often required.

For emergencies, call for an ambulance by dialing 999.

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Are the United Arab Emirates Safe for Travel?

Safety and SecurityDescriptive
CrimeRisk of cyber attacks
TerrorismRisk present
DemonstrationsAvoid large gatherings
Road safetyDo not drive off-road;
Use official taxis;Caution required during a sand storm
Regional travelDiplomatic relations are suspended with Qatar;
Verify your travel plan
Sea travelCaution required
Women’s safetyRisk present
HealthMiddle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) warning in the Middle East
Risk levelHigh degree of caution

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Do I Need a Visa to Visit United Arab Emirates?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only a passport is required to enter the United Arab Emirates for trips under 30 days. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of arrival to the UAE.

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Embassy of Canada to United Arab Emirates information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to the United Arab Emirates (ABU DHABI)
Street Address:
Abu Dhabi Trade Towers (Abu Dhabi Mall), West Tower,
9th Floor, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Tel.: 971 (2) 694-0300
Fax: 971 (2) 694-0399

Email: abdbi@international.gc.ca

Canadian Consulate General to the United Arab Emirates (DUBAI)
Street Address:
19th Floor, Jumeirah Emirates Towers,
Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tel.: 971 (4) 404-8444
Fax: 971 (4) 314-5556

Email: dubai@international.gc.ca

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