- Dubai Desert 4x4 Dune Safari with BBQ
- Visit Dubai Ski World
- Visit Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi
- Splash into one of Abu Dhabi or Dubai’s Wild Water Parks
- Retail therapy in one of the glitzy malls and souks
- Hop-on Hop-off bus ticket to take in the sights and sounds of the city
- Burj Khalifa
Essential Travel Information
- Holders of passports containing an Israeli visa or stamps need to obtain a clearance issued by the C.I.D. (Crime Investigation Department) before arrival.
- Travel Insurance is mandatory as health care is costly.
Passport and Visa Information
- Passports must be valid for no less than six months beyond the period of intended stay.
- Visitors must ensure they have a minimum of three blank pages in their passport ( for entry and exit stamps ).
- Tourists must hold proof of a valid onward ticket. The travel date of this ticket may not exceed three months from the first date of entry.
- Tourists must be able to prove they have sufficient funds for the duration of their stay in the country
Visa Information South Africans need a pre-arranged visa to enter the Arab Emirates. There are a number of different visa available
- 96 Hours Visa: This Visa is valid only for 96 hours and is ideal for travellers to the UAE who plan to stay for a period of less than 4 This type of Visa is preferred by travellers having business meetings or taking stopovers en route to their onward journey. Visa is valid for 30 days from the date of issue.
- Short Term Visit Single Entry – Service (14 days) : This visa is non-extendable, valid for 14 days stay. Visa is valid for 14 days from the date of issue.
- Short Term Visit Single Entry – Tourist: This visa is non-extendable, valid for 30 days stay. Visa is valid for 58 days from the date of issue
Safety and Security
Customs and Dress Code
By Road and Rail
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