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Travel Insurance to suit you and your family

We offer a variety of travel insurance plans online and on the phone so you and your family are protected wherever you go. From Travel Smart to Travel Schengen, our plans help you find the perfect fit so you can rest assured you have the best travel insurance in the UAE. We work tirelessly to ensure that when the unexpected happens, you have all the support you need.


All our policies come with the following:

  • Instant cover

  • 24/7 multilingual customer service support

  • 50% off for children under the age of 16

  • Direct billing to major hospitals worldwide

  • Fast and fair claims handling

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Travel Smart: For total travel reassurance

Travel Smart is the best travel insurance you can get at GIG Gulf. It is adaptable to meet your needs and budget from fully comprehensive to choosing the Smart Plan that works for you. These are just some of the great benefits it offers:

  • Up to $1,000,000 of Emergency Medical Expenses cover

  • Trip Cancellation up to $5000

  • Legal Assistance up to $4000

  • Up to $500 for Delayed Departure

  • Baggage or Money Loss up to $5000

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Travel Schengen: Compulsory Travel Insurance for Schengen Visa

It is compulsory to have travel insurance when travelling to any Schengen country. Travel Schengen from GIG Gulf provides the minimum cover. You can get your certificate in minutes to complete your visa application quickly and easily.


  • Cheap Travel Insurance for Europe

  • Certificate for Visa available in minutes

  • Up to EUR 40,000 for Emergency Medical Expenses

  • Up to EUR 750 for Emergency Dental Care

  • Up to EUR 30,000 for Emergency Medical Transportation

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Annual Multi-Trip Travel Insurance

If you’re a frequent traveller, the best value travel insurance you can get is GIG’s annual multi-trip travel insurance. This travel insurance policy covers you for the entire year, no matter how many trips you go on.


  • Unlimited trips

  • Lasts for 12 months

  • Can be adapted to include the coverage you need

  • Includes Schengen countries

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Inbound Travel Insurance

If you’re travelling within GCC, you need travel insurance to get a visa. GIG Inbound Travel Insurance covers your medical emergencies as per the visa requirements. You can level it up with GIG Inbound Travel Insurance Plus. Inbound Plus offers you mandatory medical coverage and additional travel cover, so you can rest easy knowing we are here to help no matter the travel emergency.


  • Up to AED150,000 for emergency medical treatment

  • Up to AED50,000 for emergency transportation

  • Up to AED10,000 for baggage and money loss or damage

  • Loss of passport up to AED1500

  • Optional adventure sports coverage

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Travel Smart**
(in USD)
Travel Schengen
(in EUR)
Emergency medical expenses
1,000,000* 40,000**
Emergency dental care 
1,000* 750**
Emergency medical transportation
Included in chapter A limit 30,000
Repatriation of other insured persons
USD 10,000 -
Repatriation of mortal remains
USD 10,000 5,000
Premature return (death of close relative)
Economy ticket -
Visit of close relative
Economy ticket -
Cost of first aid and/or rescue ***
20,000 -
Personal liability
1,000,000 -
Legal assistance in case of redress
4,000 -
Advance of bail bond (refundable)
10,000 -
Cancellation of curtailment 
5,000 -
Delayed of departure
Up to 500 -
Delayed baggage
250 -
Personal baggage and personal money
5,000* -
Loss of passport
500* -
Personal accident
27,500 -
Terrorism extension (optional)
100,000 -
Adventure sports
- -

Coverage in US dollars except for Schengen in Euro.

Benefits are for each Insured Person for Smart and Schengen and per family for the Family Plan.


*Excess of USD30 applicable for each and every claim.


**Excess of USD100 applicable for each and every claim.

Children pay 50% of the premium and enjoy cover up to 50% of the stated limit in all chapters.


***This cover is applicable only if Adventure Sports option is selected, the additional premium is paid and the Adventure sports cover is shown on the Policy Schedule.


(in AED)
Inbound Plus
(in AED)
Emergency medical treatment
150,000 (Inpatient only) 150,000* (In & out patient)
Emergency transportation
50,000 50,000
Repatriation of mortal remains
15,000 15,000
Cancellation of curtailment
- 5,000
Delayed Departure
- 50 up to 750
Delayed baggage
- 750
Personal baggage and money
- 10,000*
Loss of passport 
- 1,500*
Adventure sports
- Covered

*Excess of AED 400 applicable for each and every claim.



How to submit your claim

If you need to submit a claim, GIG Gulf's dedicated claims team is here to help. No matter where you are, you can rely on us to guide you through the process and provide the support you need.

To request an endorsement or cancellation, simply click  Here.

To submit a claim, you can choose one of the following options:

  1. Call our customer service team at 800 292 and one of our representatives will guide you through your claim. We're available to assist you anytime, anywhere.

  2. Submit your claim through this link. Our online claims submission process is quick and easy, allowing you to get the support you need as soon as possible.


At GIG Gulf, we understand that unexpected events can happen at any time. That's why we're committed to providing our customers with the support they need to navigate these situations with confidence. Contact us today to learn more about our claims process and how we can help you.




Frequently Asked Questions about Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is usually optional, but some countries may require it for entry. Regardless of the requirement, we always recommend getting travel insurance for peace of mind and to avoid large unexpected costs.

The cost of travel insurance varies depending on your trip's duration, the coverage selected, your age, and other factors. You can get a quote in minutes on our website find out how much it costs. We offer several levels of coverage so you can find the right coverage for you and your family.

Travel insurance typically covers medical emergencies, flight cancellations, lost luggage, trip delays, etc. Exact coverage can vary by policy, so it's essential to read the details of your chosen plan.

Yes, many of our policies provide coverage for pregnant travellers. However, there may be restrictions based on the stage of pregnancy or any complications. Always consult the policy details or our customer service team for clarity.

Pre-existing conditions refer to medical ailments or illnesses that you had prior to purchasing your insurance policy. Coverage for these conditions varies across policies, so it's essential to read the terms and check with our representatives.

Yes, holiday insurance is often another term used for travel insurance. Both offer protection against unforeseen events during your trip.

Yes, many of our policies allow for extensions, especially if you decide to lengthen your trip. It's important to request an extension before your original policy expires.

Refunds for travel insurance depend on the terms of the policy. Some policies allow for full or partial refunds if canceled within a specific period after purchase.

Absolutely. You can buy travel insurance at any point before your departure. However, it's recommended to buy it soon after booking to ensure coverage for any unforeseen cancellations.

Typically, travel insurance should be purchased before departure. However, some policies might allow for purchase after departure. It's best to check with our customer service for specific guidance.

Most of our travel insurance policies cover medical emergencies and related expenses. Always check the coverage limit and conditions in your policy details.

Many of our policies cover missed flights due to reasons beyond your control. Be sure to keep all relevant documentation for the claims process.

Yes, if your flight is cancelled due to covered reasons like adverse weather or airline issues, our policies typically provide compensation.

Some of our policies offer optional car rental coverage or collision damage waivers. Check the policy details or speak with our team to ensure car rental protection.

Given the evolving nature of the COVID pandemic, coverage may vary. Please refer to the policy details or consult our representatives to understand COVID-related coverage.

Yes, if your flight is delayed for a specified duration due to covered reasons, our policies typically compensate for accommodation, meals, and other related expenses.

Coverage for strikes varies by policy. If strikes are a covered event, you would be eligible for benefits like trip delay or cancellation.

Yes, many of our policies provide coverage for theft of personal belongings. Always report the theft to local authorities and keep a copy of the report for claims.

Emergency dental care resulting from accidents or acute pain is often covered up to a specified limit. Regular check-ups or cosmetic procedures are not covered.

Choosing between single-trip and multi-trip covers depends on your travel frequency and plans. If you're only planning one trip in the foreseeable future, a single trip cover might be more cost-effective. However, if you travel multiple times a year, annual multi-trip travel insurance can offer comprehensive protection for all your trips and often presents better value for money. Consider the number of trips you'll take within the policy period, their duration, and the overall cost difference to determine the best option for your needs. We will provide you with both single-trip and annual cover when you ask for a quote so you can see the price difference.