When to go

Summers are very hot and humid. From May to September daytime temperatures are rarely below 40°C (104°F), with humidity up to 90 percent. 

From October to April the weather is very good. It's usually sunny and warm, with temperatures ranging from as low as 10°C (50°F) inland to 30°C (mid 80°F). During this season (mainly from January to March) you can encounter occasional (sometimes very heavy) rain and sandstorms. 

Worth remembering: The desert gets much colder than the coastal regions at night and during the winter months. 

Currency

Dirham (AED, also commonly abbreviated to Dhs or DH)

Language

Arabic is the official language of the UAE although English is widely spoken and understood. 

Visas

Citizens of 49 countries (including all EU countries, the US, the UK, Canada and Australia) do not require advance visa arrangements to enter the UAE and can obtain a visa upon arrival for 30 or 90 days.

Always check the latest requirements (www.u.ae) before visiting the country. 

Money

ATMs are widely available. Credit cars are accepted almost everywhere, however if you leave big cities behind you might want to bring some cash with you.

Some retailers also accept payment with different currencies, such as US dollars or Euro.