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Before You Go

Health Insurance

Make sure that your travel insurance offers full health coverage in case of accident or illness. If you are planning to hike, sandboard, dive or zip line at Jebel Jais, check that your policy covers you for adventure activities.

Recommended Vaccinations

There are no required vaccinations for travel to the UAE, but it's recommended to check that your tetanus and diphtheria vaccinations are up to date and that you be vaccinated for hepatitis A and hepatitis B.

In the United Arab Emirates

Availability & Cost of Health Care

The UAE has a high standard of medical services with a range of government-run and private medical clinics and hospitals. Costs for treatment are high for non-UAE citizens, however, so adequate travel health insurance is vital. Pharmacies are plentiful and most sell medications for minor issues, such as antibiotics, without a prescription.

American Hospital Dubai One of the UAE's top private hospitals.

Dubai Hospital Well-regarded government-run hospital.

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City One of Abu Dhabi's top medical facilities.

Tap Water

The UAE's tap water is perfectly safe to drink. It is desalinated water so it does have a slight taste.