UAE is the Middle East’s most defining destination. It is the phenomenal cities Abu Dhabi and Dubai catering to western tastes while holding on to Arabian sensibilities. UAE is also the ultimate decadent luxury of city-sized malls, beach resorts, artificial ski slopes and the QE2 and Burz Khalifa. And the vast patchwork of lesser-known emirates spread across the sands with their alluring charms.
Ras Al Khaimah
Al Wathba race track
Sheik Zayad Grand Mosque
Passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival. An Israeli passport is not allowed here, but anyone entering the UAE with an Israeli stamp in a non-Israeli passport should have no problem.
None required for 45 nationalities including India
Citizens of 45 nations, including the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and most European countries do not require a tourist visa to enter the UAE.
Everyone else must have a visitor visa arranged through a sponsor – such as your UAE hotel or tour operator – before you arrive in the UAE. The nonrenewable visas cost Dhs100 and are valid for 30 days.
Visas can be extended for a further 30 days at a cost of Dhs500 at an immigration office in the emirate in which you arrived.