Travel Security in the U.A.E.

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Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
No requirement for vaccination for international journey. Malaria is almost non existant except in some stagnant water oasis. Prophylaxis is not prevelent among the expatriates. Obtaining residence visa is subject to presentation of a non-seropositivity certificate.
For Further Information
World Health Organisation website
Ministry of Health of Emirates website

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Safety Conditions

United Arab Emirates is a very safe country.
Terrorist Risk
The American State department warn against the high terrorist risk in the region. Hence they recommend Westerners to keep a low profile.
Risk of Natural Disaster
Natural risk is less important in Emirates, the most concerning climatic and meteorological phenomenon are the draught and storms with floods.
Traveling Women Conditions
Ladies can travel perfectly alone in a country like United Arab Emirates. In fact, one should know that there, harassment of ladies in public places is very severly suppressed. However, it is advisable to respect the dress codes of the country, namely, wear large and covering clother. For people of Emirates, seeing ladies travelling alone is still relatively recent therefore it usual to be an object of insistent looks.
For Further Information
Government website.

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