Travel insurance for Dubai 

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As one of the top tourist destinations in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai has a lot to offer to any holiday-goer, and this is proven by the increasing number of travellers visiting each year. In 2019, over 12 million tourists visited the area. Dubai’s varying landscapes mean you can have several holidays in one as it is graced with hot weather, beautiful coastline, and immense deserts. Dubai is a city that has developed massively in recent years, yet it still holds on to many of its traditional values and culture. Visiting Dubai gives you the opportunity to explore both the most modern architecture and the oldest of Arabic traditions at the same time.

Dubai is home to some of the most impressive architecture in the world; visit and scale the world’s tallest building, the Burj Kahlifa. Browse one of the many luxury shopping malls, including The Dubai Mall. This is the second largest mall in the world and is host to a vast array of designer boutiques.

Alongside the modern architecture and shopping malls, comes the more traditional side of Dubai. If designer labels aren’t your bag, don’t worry! Dubai is home to many Souks where you can wander through the market stalls and be immersed in the traditional shopping centres of Dubai. There are specialist Souk’s selling a variety of jewellery, spices, perfumes and textiles.

Aside from shopping and wandering, many tourists visit Dubai to explore the desert plains that are close by. Here you can have a unique experience on a desert safari, which are famous in Dubai. In the desert you can truly get a feel for the other side of Dubai, one of adventure, unique activities and entertainment. Ride a camel, go sandboarding, or go dune bashing either during the day or throughout the night, where you can travel the desert like a true Dubaian.

Dubai is a location to be visited all year round as it is typically a warm country with plenty of things to do both indoors and outdoors. Go on a trip bursting with culture, luxury, and modern architecture, there is an abundance of activities to keep you entertained.

Dubai’s official language is Arabic. However, the most common language spoken is English. Before you travel, remember to convert your currency to dirham.

No matter your plans for your trip, it is important to get travel insurance for Dubai, to help protect you against most unforeseen eventualities.

Below is some information about our products, for which Terms and Conditions apply. Please visit the policy information hub for full details.

Travel insurance for Dubai isn’t a legal requirement. However, due to the fact that you never know what might happen whilst you are abroad, it is important to cover yourself against many unforeseen eventualities.

In Dubai, you may not be treated for any medical issues if you don’t have travel insurance. With this in mind, we suggest that you take out travel insurance before your trip for peace of mind.

Please browse our policies and read the Terms and Conditions to see what you are covered for and to pick a plan that suits you and your needs best.

Our Single Trip, Annual and Backpacker policies are designed to protect you when your trip of a lifetime doesn’t quite go to plan. Across our Single Trip and Annual policies, we also offer three different levels of cover: Bronze, Silver and Gold. They can protect you against: 
  • Cancelling or curtailing your trip
  • Emergency medical and associated expenses
  • Loss of passport*
  • Delayed personal possessions
  • Lost, stolen or damaged personal possessions*
  • Loss of personal money*
  • Personal accident cover
  • Missed departures
  • Delayed departures
  • Personal liability
  • Legal expenses
  • End-supplier failure**
  • *Not available with Bronze cover
  • **Only available with Gold cover
  • Terms and Conditions apply.
     

We also have a number of add-ons you can purchase for your trip that will provide you with additional cover. For example, if you are visiting Dubai as a part of a cruise, then our Cruise cover can help protect you against cruise-specific risks like cabin confinement and itinerary changes.

Please note for Annual policies, if you’re travelling to Dubai, you’ll need to select ‘Worldwide (excluding USA)’ as your area of cover.

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As Dubai is located in the United Arab Emirates, it will not be covered by European specific travel insurance policies.

Be sure to read the full terms and conditions for any annual travel insurance cover you possess, and contact us if you are unsure about any element of your policy. We can confirm whether or not you are covered for your upcoming trip.

If you are interested in purchasing either a single trip or backpacker travel insurance policy to cover you for your trip, you will input your destination location and be covered for that particular destination when you are travelling. 

Dubai is, generally speaking, a safe place to visit on holiday although it is worth noting that The UAE don’t publish their crime statistics . As with most countries, be wary of pickpocketing, scams, sexual harassment and other similar criminal activity when travelling to Dubai.

It is widely known that the culture of Dubai differs greatly from the UK’s Western culture. Familiarise  yourself with these cultural differences and respect Dubai’s culture, as ignoring this can land you in trouble during your visit. Some things that are considered regular in western civilisations are illegal in The UAE. Some examples of these are as follows:

·         Public displays of affection

·         Being drunk and acting disorderly

·         Using offensive language (swearing)

·         Dressing immodestly

·         The use of rude or offensive gestures

·         Taking photographs of people without their permission

Further examples can be found by clicking here.

If you are a UK citizen travelling to Dubai, you will need to apply for a free visa that is valid for up to six months, before attempting to enter the region. Depending on where you are travelling from and the reason for your trip, you may need to purchase a different type of visa.

The types of visa you can purchase for Dubai are as follows:

·         GCC Citizens and Residents

·         Transit/Stopover Visa

·         Work Visa

·         Tourist Visa

·         Visit Visa

To learn more in depth information about the different types of visa needed to visit Dubai, click here.

Backpacking is a great way to travel the world. With our backpacker travel insurance for the under 35s, you can experience the beauty of Dubai and still have cover as you travel elsewhere.
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If you decide to take part in activities in the desert or skydiving over the city, our Travel Insurance will be of interest to you. . 

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If you’re planning on taking multiple trips in addition to Dubai this year, then our Annual Travel Insurance may be just right for you. No matter where you decide to go this year, we have you covered. 
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If you want to make your trip to Dubai a family affair, look into our Family Travel Insurance for Dubai so the entire family is covered whilst you are on holiday.
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Only plan on visiting Dubai once this year? Then our Single Trip Travel Insurance is perfect for you. It can help to protect you for up to 180 days at a time. 
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If you have a pre-existing medical condition, you may previously have found travelling to Dubai worrying. But you can get a quote today to see if our Travel Insurance for people with medical conditions included, is right for you.
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Dubai is a great place to visit when you are in retirement. If you are considering a visit to The UAE, our seniors travel insurance could be perfect for you. 
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