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Dubai quarantine package explained

The Dubai quarantine stopover packages are the saving grace for expatriates and travelers needing to return to Saudi Arabia or Kuwait but are stranded in their home country due to COVID19. Expatriates with a Kuwait or Saudi Arabian visa can now fly to any of these two countries via Dubai.

Dubai quarantine package explained

Steps to travel to Saudi Arabia & Kuwait via Dubai

  1. 1. Book a flight ticket to the preferred airport in Saudi Arabia or Kuwait using a Dubai stopover flight.
  2. 2. Apply for a Dubai Visa. A short term single entry visa permitting a 40 day stay is ideal.
  3. 3. Do a PCR test in your home country within the last 72 hours before your departure.
  4. 4. Get the negative COVID19 PCR test certificate and get a COVID19 insurance ( a must to travel to Dubai).
  5. 5. Book a hotel in Dubai
  6. 6. Fill the health declaration form and take hardcopy prints of your travel documents.
  7. 7. Arrive in Dubai and stay for 14 days.
  8. 8. Passengers who have stayed in Dubai for 14 days are exempted from regulations like home quarantine for 3 days and proceed for COVID‑19 PCR test after 48 hours from arrival & If the COVID‑19 PCR test is not done after arrival, then the home quarantine period will extend to 7 days.

Source : Emirates travel Advisory Saudi Arabia

Dubai quarantine package explained

What Arabiers can do for you

  • WhatsApp us for easy assistance,travel insurance to Dubai and quick processing of Dubai visas within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Our hotel reservation team can help you get some amazing deals to suit your budget and comfort.

Sample costing Dubai quarantine packages

Packages name Rates - AED Rates - USD Included
3 Star – Normal 2300-2500 AED 630-680 USD
  • 14 nights - 3* Standard & Quality hotels nearby Dubai airport
  • Short term single entry visa – 24 to 48 hours processing
  • UAE local Travel insurance with 150,000 AED with covid cover
3 Star – Express 2400-2600 AED 660-700 USD
  • 14 nights 3* Standard & Quality hotels nearby Dubai airport
  • Short term single entry visa – 8-12 hours processing
  • UAE local Travel insurance with 150,000 AED with covid cover
4 Star – Normal 2700-2800 AED 740-760 USD
  • 14 nights 4* Standard & Quality hotels nearby Dubai airport
  • Short term single entry visa – 24 to 48 hours processing
  • UAE local Travel insurance with 150,000 AED with covid cover
4 Star – Express 2800-3000 AED 760-780 USD
  • 14 nights 4* Standard & Quality hotels nearby Dubai airport
  • Short term single entry visa – 8-12 hours processing
  • UAE local Travel insurance with 150,000 AED with covid cover
5 Star – Normal 3500-3700 AED 950 USD-1010 USD
  • 14 nights 5* Standard & Quality hotels nearby Dubai airport
  • Short term single entry visa – 24 to 48 hours processing
  • UAE local Travel insurance with 150,000 AED with covid cover
5 Star – Express 3700-3900 AED 1010 USD to 1050 USD
  • 14 nights 5* Standard & Quality hotels nearby Dubai airport
  • Short term single entry visa – 8-12 hours processing
  • UAE local Travel insurance with 150,000 AED with covid cover

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Entry visas

Entry visas

If you are hailing from a prepaid visa country and are not eligible for an on-arrival visa, you can choose to get a visit visa by arabiers depending on your stopover duration.

30-days on arrival free visit eligible nationals

If you hold a passport or are a citizen of the below listed countries, no pre-arranged visa is needed to travel to UAE. Proceed to immigration after disembarking from your flight at Dubai International airport. Your passport will be stamped with a free 30-day visit visa.

Andorra Kazakhstan San Marino
Australia Macau Singapore
Brunei Malaysia Ukraine
Canada Mauritius United Kingdom and Northern Ireland
China Monaco United States of America
Hong Kong Republic of Ireland Vatican City
Japan

90-days on arrival free visit eligible nationals

Holding a passport from any of the countries mentioned below will get you a free 90-day multiple entry visa that is valid for 6 months from date of issue. Citizens from European countries mentioned below are eligible to apply for a pre-arranged visit visa if they have used up their free on-arrival stay duration(90 days).

Argentina France Paraguay
Austria Germany Peru
Bahamas Greece Poland
Islands Honduras Portugal
Barbados Hungary Romania
Belgium Iceland Russian Federation
Brazil Italy Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Bulgaria Kiribati San Marino
Chile Latvia Serbia
Colombia Liechtenstein Seychelles
Costa Rica Lithuania Slovakia
Croatia Luxembourg Slovenia
Cyprus Maldives
Czech Republic Malta Solomon Islands
Denmark Montenegro South Korea
El Salvador Nauru Spain
Estonia Netherlands Sweden
Finland Norway Switzerland
Uruguay

180-day visit eligibility

If you are a Mexican passport holder, you are eligible for multiple entry visa permitting a total stay of 180 days. This is valid for 6 months from the date of issue.

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Insurance to enter Dubai

Insurance to enter Dubai

We highly recommend you to purchase sufficient travel insurance when travelling overseas including the stopover in Dubai. Immunization might be required or recommended depending on your final destination or stopover points. After the COVID19 pandemic, all stopover travelers are required to have an insurance cover. If you are flying with Emirates, you automatically get insured. You can choose to book your flight via Emirates.com, our contact centers, retail outlets or travel agent. No registration forms are required. You will automatically get free global COVID19 insurance and the following benefits:

  • Assistance at any time when you fly between 23 July 2020 and 31 December 2020
  • Free global cover for all customers
  • Applies to every travel class
  • Valid for 31 days from the time you depart
  • No registration required
  • COVID‑19 health expenses up to EUR 150,000
  • Quarantine costs EUR 100 per day for 14 days
  • Free 24 hour hotline support number

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Where to keep my luggage in Dubai

Where to keep my luggage in Dubai

If you don't want to make the most of your visit and do some sightseeing during your Dubai stopover, you can leave your bags at our safe storage in Dubai international airport and collect them when you are boarding your flight out of Dubai. This is an ideal option for travelers on short stopovers or those who have to check out of their hotel long before your scheduled flight. You can find the Left luggage storage at Arrivals in Emirates Terminal 3.

The charges for storing your bags for up to 12 hours are:
  • AED 35 _ Standard bag with maximum dimension of 21 by 24 by 11 inches.
  • AED 40_ Valuables
  • AED 40_ Large bag with dimensions more than 21 by 24 by 11 inches.

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PCR test & covid regulations

Passengers who are eligible for complimentary COVID19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai.

All travelers flying to Dubai from the GCC countries listed below are not required to take a COVID19 PCR test before departing. They can choose to do it upon arrival at Dubai International airport. Passengers arriving by road via the Hatta border are exempted from this and must take a PCR test within 96 hours before departure.

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait
  • Bahrain
  • Oman

The test on arrival in Dubai also applies to passengers travelling from

  • UK
  • Germany

If the traveler prefers to do a PCR test before flying, they are free to take it 96 hours before departure in their country of origin.

  • If a PCR test is taken before departure, an official printed certificate in English or Arabic should be shown. Digital and SMS certificates are disregarded.
  • If you are having a layover in Dubai airport from the countries mentioned above, you don't have to show a COVID19 PCR test certificate unless it is compulsory by your country of origin or final destination.
  • Passengers utilizing the Dubai connect service and booked hotels outside Dubai airport need to present an attested negative COVID19 PCR test certificate which has to be taken within 96 hours before departure.

COVID19 PCR test requirements for Dubai by country

Travelers originating from the below countries and territories need to adhere to these entry rules Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives Islands, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United States

  • A valid COVID19 PCR test certificate with a negative result should be shown. The test should be taken within 96 hours before departure.
  • The certificate should be for a PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test. Antigen test or home testing kit results are not regarded in Dubai.
  • If the test is conducted before departure an official hardcopy of the certificate in Arabic or English needs to be shown. SMS or digital certificates are not accepted.
  • Passengers utilizing the Dubai connect service and have made bookings for hotels outside Dubai airport need to present an attested negative COVID19 PCR test certificate which has to be taken within 96 hours before departure.

The following entry rules apply to tourists travelling to Dubai from these countries and territories: Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Cote d’lvoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  • Passengers must perform 2 COVID19 PCR tests:
    a. 96 hours before departure
    b. Upon arrival at Dubai International airport
  • The certificate should be for a PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test. Antigen test or home testing kit results are disregarded in Dubai.
  • An official hardcopy of the certificate in Arabic or English needs to be shown for the first PCR test. SMS or digital certificates are not accepted

If you are having a layover in Dubai airport from the countries mentioned above, you don't have to show a COVID19 PCR test certificate unless it is compulsory by your country of origin or final destination.

Test exemptions:

Children below 12 years and passengers with severe or moderate disabilities are excused from taking this test. There may be specific test exemptions in your country of origin and final destination. Please check the requirements before you travel.

When you arrive

  • If you are required to take another COVID19 PCR test on arrival at the airport, you should stay in your residence or hotel until the results are given.
  • In case of a Positive COVID19 test result, you should follow all regulations laid by the Dubai Health Authority and quarantine.
  • You must also download the COVID19 – DXB Smart App iOS Android
  • We offer free, automatic cover for your COVID19 health and quarantine costs while you’re away from home.

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Emirates Stopover Package & Dubai Connect

Emirates Stopover Package & Dubai connect

Emirates has been ranked as one of the world's leading airlines and offers amazing ways to explore Dubai. Impulsive travelers can benefit from the airline's many stopover packages, some which can be booked within 48 hours before flying. At the meantime, your apartment or hotel will be booked by an agent. A representative will welcome you at the airport and you'll be given a complimentary booklet about the things you can do in Dubai. One of the perks enjoyed by Emirate flyers is the ability to check in at their partner hotels at any time during the 24 hours.

How to book your Dubai Stopover

Your whole trip can be arranged by your travel agent or you can book your own flight. Remember to add some extra days for your Dubai stay so that you wouldn't have to change flights and save yourself from any unwanted fines.

After your flight ticket has been confirmed, book a Dubai stopover package via a travel agent or the nearest Emirates office within 48 hours before departure. You can also drop by our Hotels and Visas desk upon arrival at Emirates Terminal 3 in Dubai

Dubai connect

If you have a lengthy layover between flights, you can be eligible for accomodation and meals by Emirates. Emirates flights are planned to ensure an ideal connection time in Dubai. however if there are no suitable connection times and have to wait longer for your flight, you can be eligible for Emirates' Dubai Connect Service.

If you need to wait at the airport, you will be given access to the Dubai connect Lounge or else you will be provided with visa to enter UAE, free hotel and transfers. To hail this service you need to book Dubai connect atleast 24 hours before your fligh. Upon arrival meet us at the Dubai Connect Desk in the Arrival section.

Book Dubai Connect online

It's an easy process to find out if you are eligible to get the Dubai connect service.

  • Log in with your surname and reference number after making a flight booking.
  • Go to the Manage section and select Dubai Connect.
  • Add the service a minimum of 24 hours before your Dubai flight.
  • You can select our Dubai connect service if there are no other better connection times for your itinerary.
  • Travelers below 18 years can use the Dubai Connect Service as long as they are accompanied by a traveler over 18 years of age..

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Do & Don’t

Do & Don’t

Things you should do in Dubai

  • Check your prescriptions before bringing any medications (like those containing Codeine) as they are not allowed in UAE. They also have a zero tolerance towards drugs and being in possession of these can get you on the wrong side of the law. Research before you go and save yourself from some unexpected trouble.
  • Say no to Public Display of Affection as many people have gotten arrested for kissing in public. Married couples holding hands is tolerated but all forms of affection are best left for when inside your hotel room.
  • Although women aren't expected to cover head to toe, they should dress modestly. Shopping malls have certain dress codes. Men are only allowed to go shirtless in the beach and women should Don a headscarf when visiting religious attractions.
  • If you are travelling during Ramadan then there are quite a few regulations to keep in mind. You can do your research, but to say it short, eating, drinking or smoking in public during the day is prohibited.
  • Islam encourages respect so treat people with respect and you will experience the warmth of Emirati hospitality and their cheery grins.

Things you shouldn't do in Dubai

  • Do not get drunk in public. It is illegal for Muslims to consume alcohol. Non-muslims can only purchase alcohol in licensed venues(hotels, bars,etc.) However, it's best not to overdrink as any form of unruly behaviour while drunk is regarded as an offense.
  • Do not photograph people, especially women without asking their permission first.
  • Foul language is regarded as an offense. Numerous travelers have been arrested for using foul language in the presence of undercover police officers.
  • Regardless of your opinion, it's best not to disrespect the religion with your words as blasphemy results in severe punishment.
  • Cross dressing is illegal and so is showcasing homosexuality.
  • Don't shake hands or greet anyone with your left hand and neither should you be eating with it. It is disrespectful of the culture as left hand is used for personal hygiene.