Here you will find important tips and useful information for United Arab Emirates.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
AED 1 = ~ CHF 0.26 ; CHF 1 = ~ AED 3.84 (09/2022)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Special legal regulations
Severe penalties for violations of drug laws (up to life imprisonment/death penalty).
+ 3 h / + 2 h during our summer time
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220/240 volt / adapter required
Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay with visa (issued upon arrival) as well as return or onward travel ticket for stays up to 60 days.
Extension available on site.
Regulations subject to frequent changes; inquire at General Consulate in Geneva prior to departure.
Abu Dhabi, 'Dhabi Tower', 4th floor, Hamdan Street (opposite Al Maha Rotana Hotel - next to KFC)
Tel. +971 2 627 46 36
8.00 - 13.00 h and partly 16.00 - 18.00 h (Sat - Wed)
8.00 - 12.00 h (Thu)
9.30 - 13.00 h and 16.30 - 21.00/22.00 h (Sat - Thu)
International driver's license required.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
The United Arab Emirates are a Moslem country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.
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