Travel advise in Dubai

Handy guide to visas nearby, plus getting jabs in Dubai


What’s On teams up with Good to bring you a handy guide to visa requirements for nearby countries, plus where to get holiday jabs in Dubai.

Visa required? Yes
Fees: US$230
Recommended vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Typhoid
Notes: UK nationals are NOT eligible for a VOA. Tourist visas take an estimated seven working days to process

Destination: Vietnam
Visa required? Yes
Fees: From US$17
Recommended vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Typhoid
Notes: VOA available only when arriving by air and in possession of an approval letter. Visit to apply online in advance of your trip.

Destination: Turkey
Visa required? Yes (VOA)
Fees: US$30
Recommended vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Typhoid
Notes: Visit to apply in advance of your trip and avoid queues upon arrival.

Destination: Sri Lanka
Visa required? Yes (VOA)
Fees: US$35
Recommended vaccinations: Adult diphtheria, tetanus booster
Notes: Free for under-12s.

Destination: Thailand
Visa required? No
Fees: None
Recommended vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Typhoid

Destination: Jordan
Visa required? Yes (VOA)
Fees: US$56
Recommended vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Typhoid

Destination: Oman
Visa required? Yes (VOA)
Fees: From US$15
Recommended vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Typhoid

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The Dubai Health Authority has two dedicated traveller clinics you can visit for your pre-holiday prep:

Al Mankhool Health Centre
Behind Eid Musalla Mosque and the public library in Bur Dubai and opposite the Dhow Palace Hotel on Al Mankhool Road
Tel: (04) 5021200

Al Barsha Primary Healthcare Centre
Al Barsha 2, opposite Al Barsha Mall
Tel: (04) 5023300

– Ensure you are up to date on routine vaccinations: measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis, chicken pox, polio, and your annual flu shot.
– Ensure your passport is valid for a minimum of six months from the date of your trip.
– Ensure your passport has blank pages.
– Be aware that some countries may not issue a VOA if a traveller is not in possession of a return ticket.