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Do You Need Travel Insurance for Dubai?

The biggest city in the United Arab Emirates is famously modern with fine medical facilities, but you won’t have any access to free treatment, and it’s likely you will need proof of travel insurance in Dubai to receive medical care.

That’s why we provide specialist medical cover to Dubai for your peace of mind. Including a 24-hour emergency medical helpline, from the world’s largest 24/7 assistance network.

We’ll also help you compare policy prices to save you time and money on your trip to Dubai.

Discover why AllClear is the UK’s No.1 Travel Insurance Provider.*

Why More Than 3 Million Have Trusted AllClear

"Used them for the past 5 years"

“Couldn’t get any better, well worth the money for peace of mind, wouldn’t go anywhere else.”

Maureen Welsh – Trustpilot

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Benefits of AllClear Cover

Gold Gold Plus Platinum
Emergency medical expenses and Repatriation costs Up to £10m Up to £15m Up to £15m
Cancellation* and Curtailment Up to £2k Up to £15k Up to £25k
Extended cover 30 days FREE 30 days FREE 30 days FREE
Friend or relative to travel from your home area to stay with you if you fall ill with Covid-19 Up to £2k Up to £2k Up to £2k
Travel Delay Up to £100 Up to £350 Up to £500
Recuperation stay
Cost of return flight due to COVID-19
Personal Belongings Up to £2k Up to £2.5k Up to £3k
Personal liability Up to £2m Up to £2m Up to £2m
Legal protection cover Up to £50k Up to £50k Up to £100k
* If you buy a policy which includes cancellation cover
All these figures are per person and per trip

Will you be covered if you’re travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic?

There are three things to check so that you can make sure you're covered:

  • You must be fit to travel
  • The FCDO must NOT have advised against travel to your destination - check the FCDO travel advice
  • You must follow the local government advice for your destination, checking and following their guidelines and entry requirements

You can then be covered for emergency medical expenses and cancellation for a positive diagnosis of COVID-19, with AllClear travel insurance with enhanced Coronavirus cover. Existing policyholders should read our Frequently Asked Questions if your trip is affected by Covid-19.

Did you know? An air ambulance from Dubai to the UK would cost approximately £40,000.

Choose the experts in specialist travel insurance since 2000.

Freephone our UK Call Centre and our expert consultants will help you find the right holiday cover for Dubai in minutes.

Or start your quote online to compare up to 61 prices.

What Else Can We Cover?

It’s the added benefits of AllClear travel insurance which really make us specialists. Here’s some of the extra cover you could have for your Dubai trip…

  • 24/7 access to an Emergency Medical Assistance Team, wherever you are

  • Cover for travel delays and other costs should you need to make alternative arrangements, in the event that any booked transport is heavily delayed or cancelled

  • As an optional extra, you can have up to 7 gadgets covered, such as mobile phones and tablets, for up to £3,000

  • Airline or end supplier failure cover as standard on AllClear Gold, Gold Plus and Platinum policies, which ensure you don’t lose money if your travel company goes bust and your holiday to Dubai is not protected by ABTA or ATOL schemes

  • Cover for a variety activities free of charge on AllClear Gold, Gold Plus and Platinum policies - including jet skiing, horse riding, scuba diving (up to 30 meters deep), and much more!

Get Online Quotes in 3 Simple Steps

Simple 3 step quote process

1. Call us or click a quote button on our site

Once you are ready to start the quote process, the first step is to provide your personal details and information about your holiday plans.

2. Complete our simple medical screening process

You then declare the medical conditions for you (and any other travellers) and answer the specifically designed medical questions.

3. Get your quotes

You will then get your quotes and can either proceed to buy, or save your quote, at this stage.

Tips When Visiting Dubai

Visa

You will need a visa which you can get on arrival in Dubai. The visa will allow you to stay for up to 30 days and will automatically terminate once you leave the country. You can extend your visa twice, by 30 days each time, without leaving the country but there is a fee for this.

Local Laws and Customs

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s page about Dubai lists several local laws and customs that travellers should be aware of:

  • It is illegal to be under the influence of alcohol in public, to swear or make rude gestures
  • Electronic cigarettes are also illegal and likely to be confiscated at the border
  • Taking photographs of certain government buildings and military installations is not permitted
  • It’s against the law to share the same hotel room or live with someone of the opposite sex if you aren’t married or closely related

Public displays of affection are frowned upon

In public areas, women are required to dress modestly. Swimming costumes are only permitted on beaches or swimming pools

Healthcare in Dubai

Dubai’s healthcare is of a very high standard.  If you cannot provide a valid policy or do not have enough money to cover the costs of treatment, you may be refused medical care. Therefore you must have good travel insurance.

If you are in a medical emergency, call 999 and ask for an ambulance then inform your insurer as soon as possible of the situation.

Many prescription and over-the-counter drugs that are common in the UK are prohibited from being imported to the UAE. You may need permission from the UAE’s Ministry of Health. Before you travel, please check with your nearest UAE embassy or consulate for advice if you need to bring medications into the country.

Vaccines

The NHS Fit for Travel website recommends that you confirm your boosters and Tetanus vaccinations are up to date. Visit your doctor 8 weeks before travelling, to ensure you’re fit to travel.

Money

The official currency is the UAE dirham (Dh), and there are cash machines everywhere.

Tipping is welcomed but not expected. Hotel restaurants and bars may add service charges to your bill (usually 10%).

Language

Arabic is the official language, although English is widely spoken.

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*Based on Trustpilot reviews of all companies in the Travel Insurance Company category that have over 500 reviews in the last 12 months as of December 2019

^Based on 228 customers surveyed in March 2019

[1] Based on Trustpilot reviews of all companies in the Travel Insurance Company category that have over 25,000 reviews as of May 2021.