Foreign travel advice

United Arab Emirates


The British Embassy has received reports that some travellers are being redirected to other border crossing points when trying to use the Hatta crossing to cross the UAE/Oman border. If you’re planning to travel by road across the UAE/Oman border, you may wish to consider taking an alternative route and allow extra time for your journey. For more information, contact Immigration directly on (UAE) +971 566891293/566891294.

Around 1.5 million British nationals visit the UAE every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

There is a high threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

The UAE is a Muslim country. Laws and customs are very different to those in the UK. You should respect local traditions, customs, laws and religions at all times. There may be serious penalties for doing something that might not be illegal in the UK. See Local Laws and Customs.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.