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End-to-End Online Travel Insurance for visiting the UAE

We offer a seamless online experience. Generate a personal quote in minutes, get your insurance certificate online, and initiate and track your claims procedure wherever you have internet access, whether on your phone or laptop.

 

Understanding UAE Visa Requirements

Planning a trip to the UAE? Whether you're drawn to the architectural marvels of Dubai, the cultural richness of Abu Dhabi, or the stunning landscapes across the Emirates, obtaining a visa is a crucial part of your preparations.

 

Here's a rundown of key UAE visit visa requirements:

  • Passport: All visitors must have a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry into the UAE.
  • Travel Insurance: Some visas require travel insurance covering medical emergencies for their stay in the UAE. It may be required for a 90-day visa or even shorter, depending on your nationality. Your visa application may not be successful without it. GIG Gulf provides comprehensive travel insurance that meets and exceeds these requirements (excluding 5 years multiple-entry visa), ensuring peace of mind.
  • Application Form & Photo: You must complete an application form and provide a recent colour photograph.
  • Proof of Accommodation: Whether staying at a hotel or with relatives, proof of accommodation in the UAE may be required.
  • Financial Stability: You may be asked to prove that you can financially support yourself during your visit.
  • Return Ticket: Some visas require evidence of a return or onward travel ticket.

 

When planning your visit to the UAE, remember that visa requirements can vary depending on your country of origin and the length and purpose of your stay. Always check the latest information with your country's UAE embassy or consulate or on the official United Arab Emirates government website

 

At GIG Gulf, we take the stress out of travel planning. We not only provide the mandatory travel insurance required for your UAE visa but also offer coverage for emergency medical treatment, transportation, loss or damage to baggage and money, loss of passport, and more. Make GIG Gulf your first choice for travel insurance in the UAE, and rest assured that we've got you covered, every step of the way.

BUY GIG TRAVEL INSURANCE

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Inbound
(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.

 

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Traveling to UAE and Dubai FAQ

Any visitor to Bahrain, Oman, Qatar or UAE, excluding their country of residence.

GIG Gulf Inbound Travel Insurance applies to non-working holidays or business trips that do not involve manual labour. This coverage is not available to people leaving their country of residence permanently.

You can get a quote and be covered in minutes online by clicking here . Alternatively you can visit your GIG branch office or Travel Agent who can assist you in filling out your application form. Cover will commence once your application has been endorsed and the premium paid.

 

  • Theft: Written proof from the police that the incident has been reported.
  • Baggage Delay: Written proof from the airline of the delayed delivery of your baggage.

Yes and no. Having travel insurance with emergency medical cover is mandatory for obtaining some UAE visit visas. This requirement helps ensure that travellers are protected against unexpected health or travel-related incidents during their stay.

GIG Gulf provides comprehensive travel insurance that exceeds visa requirements, including benefits such as:

  • 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 coverage up to AED1,500

As of the latest update, GIG Gulf's travel insurance provides coverage for COVID-19-related medical emergencies. Always check the latest information and terms and conditions at the time of your purchase.

GIG Gulf provides options for frequent travellers. If you're making more than three trips a year, consider our Annual Multi-trip policy, which covers all your travels over one year.

The UAE is a vibrant destination with many cultures, traditions, and modern attractions. Remember to respect local customs, dress modestly, and avoid showing public displays of affection. In summer, temperatures can soar, so stay hydrated and protected from the sun.

At GIG Gulf, we offer a seamless online claims process. You can initiate and track your claims procedure all from the comfort of your home.

There are no mandatory vaccines required to travel to the UAE. However, being up-to-date on routine vaccines is always a good idea. The COVID-19 situation may also change these requirements, so it's important to check the latest travel advice.

The best time to visit the UAE is from November to March when the weather is cooler and more comfortable for outdoor activities. You can enjoy the beautiful beaches and outdoor events during these months.

The official currency of the UAE is the UAE dirham (AED). Credit and debit cards are widely accepted, but carrying some cash for smaller vendors and taxis is recommended.

Tap water in the UAE is generally safe to drink, but most residents and tourists prefer bottled water due to the high mineral content in tap water.

While the UAE is fairly liberal, it's respectful to dress modestly, especially in public places such as shopping malls and restaurants. Beachwear should be confined to the beach or poolside.

Yes, English is widely spoken across the UAE, in addition to Arabic. Most signs and menus are in both Arabic and English.

UAE cuisine is a blend of Middle Eastern and Asian flavours. Traditional dishes include Shawarma, Falafel, and Hummus. Be sure to try the local dates—they're a national favourite!

Yes, the UAE offers many family-friendly attractions, from water and indoor theme parks to educational museums and nature reserves. Children are warmly welcomed throughout the UAE.

Wi-Fi is widely available in hotels, malls, and cafes throughout the UAE. In Dubai, there is also free Wi-Fi in certain public spaces like beaches and parks. However, it's always good to check with your accommodation about internet access.

From the towering Burj Khalifa in Dubai to the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, there's no shortage of sights to see. Don't miss the historic area of Bastakiya in Dubai, the magnificent dunes in the Liwa Oasis, and the stunning fjords in Musandam, Oman.

The UAE uses type G plugs, the same as in the UK. The power supply is 220/240 volts at 50Hz. It's recommended to bring a universal adapter if your devices use a different plug type.

Tipping is not compulsory but is appreciated in the UAE. A tip of 10-15% is common practice for good service in restaurants. Smaller tips are appreciated by taxi drivers, porters, and housekeeping staff in hotels.

Yes, the UAE is a Muslim country and respecting local customs is important. Public displays of affection should be minimal, alcohol is only served in licensed venues, and during the holy month of Ramadan, eating, drinking, and smoking in public is prohibited from sunrise to sunset.

In most cases, visitors can drive in the UAE with an international driver's permit (IDP) along with their valid home country's driving license. However, some nationalities can use their home country's driving license without an IDP. It's best to check with UAE authorities for the most current regulations on the RTA Page.

Public transportation in the UAE is well-developed, particularly in major cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The Dubai Metro, buses, water taxis, and reasonably priced taxis are commonly used. In Abu Dhabi, buses are the primary means of public transport, while taxis are also plentiful.

Yes, the UAE, particularly Dubai, is known for its shopping experiences. From the lavish Dubai Mall to traditional markets or "souks," there's a variety of shopping opportunities. Additionally, the annual Dubai Shopping Festival is a major tourist attraction worldwide.

The UAE is considered a safe travel destination with a low crime rate. However, like any destination, it's advisable to take usual travel precautions such as keeping an eye on your belongings and avoiding less crowded areas late at night.