Citizens of many nations are able to visit the United Arab Emirates with minimal visa..Travel Health
The United Arab Emirates is considered to be a safe area to travel in. Although there are..Local Currency
The currency in the United Arab Emirates is the dirham (AED, or it’s local abbreviation..Weather
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Citizens of many nations are able to visit the United Arab Emirates with minimal visa requirements however you may experience difficulties as you enter the UAE if your passport has evidence of travel to Israel, such as entry or exit stamps.
Nationals from the following countries can enter the UAE without a prior visa for up to 60 days - an Entry Visit Visa will be issued on arrival; Australia, United States, Canada, New Zealand, the UK as well as most of the countries of the EU and many Asian countries, including Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. Currently the Entry Visit Visa is free of charge but is recommended that you check with the department of foreign affairs before travelling. The Entry Visit Visa may be renewed once for an additional period of 30 days for a fee of 500.00 Dirhams.
Citizen of the Gulf Cooperation Council do not require a visa, and all other visitors who wish to stay longer than 14 days in the UAE must obtain a visit visa in advance through a sponsor. The sponsor can be your travel agency, your hotel, the company or department with which you are doing business in the UAE, or in certain instances an individual such a relative or friend resident in the UAE.
The importation of pornographic material is forbidden. Videos, books and magazines may be scrutinised and censored or confiscated.
An embarkation tax of AED30 is levied on passengers departing from any airports in the UAE.
As entry requirements may change from time to time it is strongly advised that you check with the department of foreign affairs or your local consulate or embassy for the current requirements.
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We strongly advise that all Australian travellers check the latest travel advice on the Australian Government Smart Traveller site.