The U.A.E. has a moderate sub-tropical climate. It is hot in summer with temperatures over
100 F (40 C). In the winter, temperatures drop to lows of
60 F (15 C). Rainfall is rare, but can come in heavy cloud bursts.
This area is susceptible to dust storms. The main tourist attraction is Dubai, but Abu Dhabi is also attracting great interest and cruise ship visits.
Many country's citizens are exempt from travel visa
requirements for the United Arab Emirates. Members of the Gulf
Cooperation Council are exempt, which applies to Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman,
Qatar and Saudi Arabia. More than 40 other countries are also
exempt. Check the UAE
Ministry of Foreighn Affairs web site for a list of exempt countries
or check your specific country at VisaHQ.
For a list of exempt countries, visit Project
Visa. The ministry's web site also details the visa fees payable and the
supporting documentation requirements. Hotels and tour companies can
apply for visas on behalf of their clients.
The dirham (AED) is the official currency of the United
There is no requirement to wear Middle Eastern attire in the Emirates,
but religious sites open to non-Muslims require that women cover their
head and shoulders. Short skirts are also not appropriate in