Travel Guidelines For Israelis to visit Dubai

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Whenever we talk about UAE visits, it mostly means the one place and that is Dubai. It is not only a top tech-oriented business hotspot but also one of the top cities that attract millions of tourists every year. This city has incredible skyscraper buildings, huge malls, palm-shaped islands, and beautiful resorts.

This country mostly welcomes people from all around the world except for a few countries. Israel was on that list for years but now, that’s not the case. The Israeli citizens are now allowed to visit the UAE cities for tourism purposes as the contract is signed between the Ministry of Foreign affairs and internal cooperation. 

Many Israelis are quite happy because traveling to Dubai was like a fantasy for them. It is because of its mesmerizing landscapes and beautiful towers like Burj Khalifa that were scaled by Tom Cruise for Miss impossible shots. If we talk about Abu Dhabi, it has a Louvre that represents art and museums of Arab civilization. It is the largest Arabian Peninsula that is spread over 24 thousand square meters. 

The sites in the whole UAE are not possible to explain just in words. You have to explore all the emirates of the UAE to know how beautiful and modern this country is. Read this blog till the end to find out all the important things you need to know before your trip. Moreover, for a convenient trip, make sure to contact any Car Rental Dubai company to book a car. 

Table of content

  • Can Israeli people visit the UAE for tourism or business?
  • Flights that carry Israeli tourists to UAE
  • How Israeli people can get the UAE Visa?
  • Final thoughts

1) Can Israeli people visit the UAE for tourism or business?

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As mentioned earlier, the citizens of Israel have the opportunity to visit Emirates. But still, you have a lot of things to consider before you book your flight. You also need to know that there is still no peace agreement signed between both countries. It might be done in the upcoming months. The embassies will start setting-up in 2021 hopefully. Also, they have to get a Visa to travel to the UAE likewise all other world populations. 

The interesting fact about UAE is that it has just a population of 1 million of its own. The rest of the 8 million people are in this country because of the work purpose or they are studying there. Dubai has reached a record of 17 million people last year and soon they will reach their most awaited target of 20 million tourists. Well, on the other hand, Abu Dhabi has just attracted more than 1 million travelers. And, that’s the reason that the travel and business from Israel will be more focused in Dubai. 

2) Flights that carry Israeli tourists to UAE

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There will be several Israeli flights that will fly to Dubai. But right now the airline that is active between the 2 destinations is Israir. It is a non-stop flight that takes the passengers to Dubai for around 4 hours. Etihad Airways on the other hand will take the flights to Abu Dhabi. 

In the future, the Emirate will also start taking the passengers to the destination. Although Emirates is a much larger group of airlines as compared to Etihad. The Emirates is more tech-savvy to combine Boeing and Airbus aircraft. Right now, Emirates flies to more than 85 countries and covers 140 cities. So, this airline will be the preference of Israeli people to travel to Dubai or Abu Dhabi. While Etihad flies to just 74 cities in total so considering the circumstances, Emirate is the front runner in the aviation industry. 

The contract between both countries not only allows the tourists to visit the UAE but also provides an opportunity to Etihad and Emirates to feed Israeli passengers through their airport hubs. Before this agreement, the airlines that were operating in the Middle East were Turkish Airlines and Royal Jordanian. 

Note: You can find out the accurate flight details and schedules at the respective airlines websites. 

3) How Israeli people can get the UAE Visa?

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The Israel and UAE government agrees to allow the citizens of both countries to reciprocate the visa-free travel. It means that the people from both countries can travel without a visa or on arrival visa. According to the Israel prime minister, it will be a huge boost for the traveling industry and business for both countries. Along with that, the trade and goods exchange will benefit all the Middle East including UAE. 

According to the Abu Dhabi foreign ministry, they have announced the activation of tourist entry visas through airlines along with travel and tourism agencies for Israeli passport holders. There will be a bit of confusion until the mutual visa agreement is declared and it means that Israelis will be able to get visas on arrivals. It works the same if the Emiratis visit Israel for tourism or business. 

Final thoughts

Here we have discussed everything you need to know before traveling to Dubai or Abu Dhabi. You can take a direct flight to any of these cities in the UAE. In case you are traveling in a pandemic make sure to follow all the SOPs and health precautions to keep yourself safe. Along with that, the COVID test is also important for safe entry in UAE else you have to spend 14 days in quarantine. The test report is effective for 48 to 72 hours mostly. 

To move inside the city after landing make sure to rent a car so that you can move around at your own pace. If your stay is long, go for Monthly car rental Dubai companies to choose the car according to your stay duration. We recommend RentalcarsUAE as it is the best and affordable company and they won’t charge you any hidden fee. Booking your hotel and car in advance will bring you a lot of mental peace. Happy traveling and safe Journey!

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