Travel advice for United Arab Emirates.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for United Arab Emirates.

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in Swiss francs (CHF)

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Banknotes

in local currency

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Dirham AED

Currency exchange rate

AED 100 = ~ CHF 27.75 ; CHF 1 = ~ AED 3.60 (07/2020)

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Security

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).

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 3 h / + 2 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

Arabic

Language capabilities

English

Capital

Abu Dhabi

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220/240 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

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.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Abu Dhabi, 'Dhabi Tower', 4th floor, Hamdan Street (opposite Al Maha Rotana Hotel - next to KFC)
Tel. +971 2 627 46 36

Opening hours

Banks

8.00 - 13.00 h and partly 16.00 - 18.00 h (Sat - Wed)
8.00 - 12.00 h (Thu)

Stores

9.30 - 13.00 h and 16.30 - 21.00/22.00 h (Sat - Thu)

Driving
  • International driver's license required.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Cultural characteristics
  • 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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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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