United Arab Emirates Insurance

Whether you’ve decided to move to the United Arab Emirates for professional or personal reasons, for an internship or a vacation, make sure you take out travel insurance or expatriate health insurance for you and your family. This will help you avoid unexpected financial, health and legal risks. When choosing international insurance, pay particular attention to coverage for repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses.

Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 crisis, Dubai is one of the few countries to remain open. So you can leave for Dubai in Covid time. Travel insurance for Dubai is essential. The country remains open, but you’re not immune to infection or other health concerns.


Political system: Federation
Capital: Abu Dhabi
Surface area: 83,6000 km²
Population: 9.4 million
Languages spoken : Arabic
Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham

Visas United Arab Emirates

If you are a European citizen, you do not need a tourist or business visa for a stay of less than 30 days. Arrival must be within two months of the date of issue of the visa. The duration of your stay is calculated from the date of entry into the country (extension possible).

French Embassy in Abu Dhabi
Corner of Delma street (no. 13) and Al Nahyan street (no. 26)
PO box 4014 – Abu Dhabi
Tel: 971 44 35 100
Fax: 971 44 34 158
E-mail: contact@ambafrance.ae

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Paris
2, Boulevard de la Tour Maubourg
75016 Paris
E-mail: ambassade.emirats@wanadoo.fr

Vaccines and Safety in the United Arab Emirates


  • Compulsory vaccinations and certificates: No vaccinations are required.
  • Recommended vaccines and certificates: For adults, don’t forget vaccines against tetanus, polio, hepatitis A & B, typhoid, Japanese encephalitis (for long stays). For children, don’t forget vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A & B, (long stay).
  • Local diseases: In the United Arab Emirates, the following diseases are common: spider, snake, fish and scorpion bites, Japanese encephalitis, roundworm, hepatitis A & B, sexually transmitted diseases, polio, rabies, AIDS, tetanus.


Health insurance in the United Arab Emirates

Why take out international health insurance when traveling or living in the United Arab Emirates? Quite simply because healthcare costs can quickly reach very high levels abroad. In addition, health insurance is compulsory in the United Arab Emirates in order to receive treatment in a public or private establishment. Repatriation cover is also an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident, medical repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence may be necessary. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or medical aircraft.

Mondassur can help you choose an international health insurance policy by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we can offer you different types oftravel insurance,international student insurance andexpatriate insurance.

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