COVID – 19 – All you need to know Safety Guidelines in Dubai & UAE


COVID – 19 – All you need to know Safety Guidelines in Dubai & UAE

The UAE Government has taken every effort to contain and eradicate the COVID-19 spread in Dubai and UAE. The UAE government along with the Ministry of Health and prevention have taken effective measures such as testing, contact tracing and quarantine that facilitated the containment of the COVID-19 spread. These endeavouring commitments resulted the decline of new COVID cases in Dubai and United Arab Emirates. The traces of success boosted the confidence of the government bodies to announce the re-opening of commercial establishments, hotels, tourism and tourist attractions, tourism sites, private offices - to open partially or fully under strict health and preventive guidelines against the pandemic.

The successful implementation of various preventive measure against spread of Corona Virus pandemic, paved the way for the country to open its door for international tourists from July, 07 th 2020. All you need about UAE and Dubai government’s COVID-19 preventive measures and guidelines for tourist are mentioned hereunder to give clear and vivid information. 


General Guidelines & Safety conditions to flatten the curve of the Pandemic by Government of Dubai and UAE.


  • The tourists are requested to follow strictly the given COVID-19 pandemic guidelines of government of Dubai and UAE.
  • Mandatory to use face mask at public places and transport
  • Use of gloves.
  • Maintain safe social distance of minimum two meters from others.
  • Must cooperate with thermal screening checks at malls or other places.
  • Do not entertain social gatherings or be a part of it.
  • Isolate yourself in-case of symptoms or sickness contact the department of Dubai/Abu Dhabi
  • The COVID-19 (corona virus) contact telephone number of Dubai Government and Dubai Health Authority is 800-342 and Ministry of Health and Prevention on 800-11111.
  • The residents and tourist residing in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi can contact Department of Health – Abu Dhabi on 800-1717 for information on protection from and treatment for COVID-19.


Is it safe for tourist to visit Dubai – UAE during Covid-19 (CORONA VIRUS)?

Yes, Dubai along with the Government of UAE declared safe for the tourist to visit. UAE have started welcoming the tourist from various countries. The preventive measures and efforts to contain the CORONA Virus by the UAE government and the Ministry of Heath and prevention shown positive results.

  • The DKV (Deep Knowledge Group) accredited and ranked UAE in the 11 th position among the 100 safe countries.
  • Ras Al Khaimah becomes the first city to be certified as a safe city in the world by Bureau Veritas, who are specialist and professionals in testing and inspection.
  • In July, The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has recently awarded Dubai global safety and hygiene stamp which is a clear testimony of UAE endeavouring efforts and commitment to reopen the tourism sector.


FAQs on the Latest COVID-19 Guidelines

1). Is Dubai and UAE safe for tourist to travel during COVID1-19 period?
Yes, UAE and Dubai are open and welcomed international tourist from 07 th July 2020.

2). What are the procedures to be followed by tourists arriving to Dubai?
Please see the detailed information of do and don’ts of COVID-19 in Dubai (UAE)

  • Every traveller must obtain a negative COVID test certificate (PCR) taken up-to 96 hrs prior to your journey from their own countries. On arrival, at the airport one mustsubmit the COVID-19 test certificate.
  • Irrespective of having a negative test report, you will be requested to go for a COVID-19 test at the airports in UAE.
  • You are obliged to follow the safety guidelines enacted by the UAE government


3). What happened if someone test positive on arrival at Dubai airport?
The tourist tested positive for COVID-19 (corona virus) on arrival at Dubai (various airport in UAE) will be required to get self-quarantine for 14 days in a facility arranged by the government. If travelling with Emirates airlines your treatment will be undertaken by the airliner as of 28 th July 2020.

4). Which are the tourist attractions currently open during COVID 19 period in UAE?
Currently, Dubai open the below tourist attractions, and slowly heading to open all Dubai attractions

Private tours Dubai, Desert safari Dubai, Quad biking Dubai, Dhow cruise dinner, Ski Dubai, Dubai Ice Rink, Dolphinarium, Dubai Aquarium, Burj Khalifa observation deck, Go-Karting, IMG world of Adventure, Atlantis Aqua-venture waterpark, Water Sport activities, Ariel shows, Musical/Dancing fountains, VR Park, Laguna Water Park, The Green Planet, Museums

5). What are the Top 10 ways to protect yourself and people around you from NOVEL CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19)?

  • Use face mask in public place for your safety (mandatory)
  • Use of gloves in public places.
  • Social distancing of two meters from others should always be followed.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water
  • Sanitize your hands often
  • Isolate yourself if you feel sick inform Ministry of Health and Prevention on 800- 11111.
  • Undergo thermal screening checks at malls or other places.
  • Do not entertain social gatherings or be a part of it.
  • Boost your immunity with healthy lifestyle
  • If you are a recovered COVID-19 patient, you need to still follow the above procedures for your safety and the safety of others

6). Which is the activities Dubai strictly prohibiting its residents and tourists?

The government advise residents and tourists to refrain from Group gatherings, commercial events, and family functions, festive gatherings, Crowded areas, Animal encounter activities such as zoos and safari parks


7). What are the procedures to be followed to travel to UAE for tourism?

  • UAE or Dubai visa required for obtaining entry to UAE. However, this is exempted for nationalities who get visa on arrival
  • Fill the health declaration form, which states that you will be responsible for all expenses in-case of COVID-19 app
  • Register in the COVID-10 app before your arrival
  • You need to carry along negative PCR certificate along with you which must be valid for 96 hours prior to your Dubai travel date.
  • The airliner does have the right to stop you from travelling if you display any symptom of COVID-19.

8). What are the guidelines to be followed by hotels and malls in Dubai?

  • To abide by all sanitization and social distancing measures set forward by the UAE government
  • Mandatory isolation of suspected guests
  • Elevators, specific areas to come with social distancing marking on the floor.
  • Preference to be given for people with special needs and pregnant ladies.

9). Whom should I contact for COVID-19 medical support?

  • The COVID-19 (corona virus) contact telephone number of Dubai Government and Dubai Health Authority is 800-342 and Ministry of Health and Prevention on 800-11111.
  • The residents and tourist residing in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi can contact Department of Health – Abu Dhabi on 800-1717 for information on protection from and treatment for COVID-19.
  • Additionally, please download UAE government smart apps such as AL HOSN UAE app, Trace COVID app, Virtual Doctor for COVID-19

10). If I am recovered form COVID 19 do I get test certificate to Dubai and what are the health advises that I must follow while in Dubai?

The whole world is confused with COVID 19 prevention, treatment, and deep-rooted knowledge about the spread of Corona Virus. Therefore, everyone who travel to must have to COVID 19 negative certificate and must follow COVID 19 guidelines


Please do not forget the underlying core… Remember “We all are responsible”.