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Abu Dhabi Travel warnings

What Can I Wear? - UAE

In June 2012 two Emirati women began a twitter campaign calling on foreign visitors to respect their culture and adhere to an existing dress code. Hannan Al Rayyes and Asma Al Muheiri launched their UAE Dress Code p

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What You Can (Or Can't) Do In The United Arab Emirates

There are many reasons why the UAE has such a low crime rate compared to the rest of the world. Part of it is cultural, and property and violent crimes are generally speaking frowned upon, and part of it is that a lot o

Drinking And The United Arab Emirates Don't Mix

If it has somehow escaped your attention, the UAE legal system is largely determined by Sharia law, and Sharia law prohibits alcohol. While alcohol is served in some hotels and sold in a few designated stores, it may ge

Recommended vaccinations for Abu Dhabi

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.


    Risk of malaria in this area is small, and prevention by malaria tablets is not recommended. Protection against mosquito bites by using impregnated bed nets at night will reduce the risk.

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I am scheduled to visit an Expat friend in Dubai, leaving Sept 9. With the issues the US is currently having with Syria, should I still go?

I agree with Miss H And here are some other tips for your trip Phil at the safetythub read more »
almost 4 years ago

Is dubai safe place for a women?

Malika Dubai (part of the UAE) has a very low crime rate and it's very safe. It will be extremely hot when you visit (summer temperatures get to 50 Celsius).... read more »
almost 5 years ago

A safe trip to dubai

Melvin, not much cause to worry about Dubai.... it's Middle East-lite in many ways. Have a look at this previous answer to a similar question, which explains... read more »
about 5 years ago

Is it safe to travel to UAE at the moment im going to visit my frind next week but is war about to start?

"ladygaga" (by the way, love your music, but who knew you lived in Tewkesbury!) Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the other emirates are possibly the most politically sta... read more »
over 5 years ago

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