General Information


Before you travel to the UAE, please check your visa requirements and make sure you have a valid visa if needed. Holders of non-standard passports and travel documents may also have different entry requirements.


Citizens of the GCC nations of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia do not require a visa to travel to the UAE.


We are not responsible for invalid passports and visas. Applications and collection of visas remains the sole responsibility of the delegate.


Delegates can obtain visas information on the following site:

Cultural Considerations

The people of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have highly prized virtues; such as courtesy and hospitality, and they are warm and friendly. Please consider these few guidelines for behavior and dress code.


Men and women should ensure shoulders and knees are covered when in public, especially in souks, shops and villages and care should be taken not to give offence by wearing clothing which may be considered revealing, for example low-cut dresses, very short skirts, or tight jeans.


Lightweight summer clothing is suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings.


Alcohol beverages are only available in hotels, and restaurants in the hotels. You are advised to use alcohol in moderation as inappropriate behavior due to alcohol intoxication is not acceptable.



Normal tourist photography is acceptable, but it is considered offensive to photograph Arab women. It is also courteous to ask permission before photographing men. Photographs of government buildings or military installations are not allowed.