UAE destination information

All you need to know before visiting UAE

UAE summary

UAE is a small country with around 10M UAE. Official language is Arabic. United Arab Emirates uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+04:00. Currency used in UAE is UAE Dirham (AED).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 168
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 42

ATMs in UAE are Very common. Internet speed in United Arab Emirates is on average 6.9 Mbps. In United Arab Emirates you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Dubai
🗣️ Arabic
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 10M ☀️ ~27 °C 🌧 ~6 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 84k km2 (32k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

United Arab Emirates uses 230V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

Languages 🗣️

  • Arabic


Currency 💱

1 AED = 0.27 USD

United Arab Emirates uses the United Arab Emirates dirham (symbol: ?.?), code AED.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 dirhams. Dirham is subdivided into 100 filses. Coins come in denominations of 1 dirham and 50 and 25 filses.

ATM 🏧🏦

Very common

Automatic teller machines are very common in United Arab Emirates. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

United Arab Emirates uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in United Arab Emirates upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Calling ☎️


To call United Arab Emirates, dial +, then 971 (the country code for United Arab Emirates), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within United Arab Emirates, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .

international: + 971 2 1234567
calling local: 02 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in United Arab Emirates is on average 6.9 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in United Arab Emirates is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 99.02 AED, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 0 telecoms: .


Rules 🚗

In United Arab Emirates you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on undivided highways, 100-140 km/h (62-86 mph) on motorways, 100-140 km/h (62-86 mph) on expressways and 50-60 km/h (31-37 mph) in all built-up areas.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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