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A Complete Dubai Travel Guide For Indian Travellers

Dubai, the city of Sheikhs, is one of the most attractive travel destinations amongst Indians. Its ultramodern architecture and nightlife are what fascinates the travellers here. One of its skyscrapers that rule the sky, Burj Khalifa, is the most talked-about tourist spot. It will not be a hype to say that people plan to visit Dubai to see the tallest building.

If Dubai falls in the list of your must travel places, then it is the right time to plan. The emirates look beautiful during the months of November to April. But heavy tourist traffic is observed in January and February due to the Dubai shopping festival.

Do Indians need a visa for Dubai?

Yes, Indian citizens require a visa to visit Dubai. But a recent amendment made a waiver for Indians who already hold the UK, US, and Schengen visa.

Is visa on arrival for Indian Citizens travelling to Dubai?

No, there is no visa on arrival for Indian citizens travelling to Dubai. Only citizens who have a valid passport or green card issued by the USA can get a visa on arrival. It will be valid for 14 days only.

Is Travel Insurance mandatory for Dubai?

Yes, International Travel Insurance is mandatory in UAE and cities like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. If you wish to have a hassle-free holiday then it is wise for you to buy it. Healthcare is very expensive in Dubai. The Travel Insurance policy will help you in case of medical emergencies or if you are stranded without cash. Accidents can happen anywhere but the cost of treatments is quite high abroad. Your insurance policy will save when you need emergency medical evacuation, you lose your cash/passport/baggage.

Documents required for the Dubai Travel Visa?

Indian citizens may need the following documents to apply for a Travel visa:

  • Filled Visa Application form.
  • Visa Fee.
  • Passport photographs.
  • Copy of flight ticket.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Passport copy of the sponsor.

Things to do in Dubai: A Travel Guide for 3 days

Dubai is known for its shopping and its tall buildings. The tourists can also find pleasure in safari amidst the deserts also. This is how you can plan your 3 days trip to Dubai:

Day 1 Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, and Desert Safari.

Once you arrive in Dubai grab your breakfast and push off for Palm Jumeirah. If you are in Dubai for a short time then it is better you spend less time here. You can then make a move for Dubai Marina. In the middle, you can grab some food and refreshments. By the afternoon you can try rides in Desert Safari both in the afternoon as well as night.

Day 2 Hot Air Balloon, Dubai Museum and Dubai Mall

Add some fun to your vacation with hot air ballooning. Keep it for the sunrise. Next, you can visit the Dubai Museum. After you are exhausted exploring Dubai, pamper yourself with some shopping at Dubai Mall.

Day 3 Gold/Spice Souk and Burj Khalifa

Set early in the morning for the magnificent Burj Khalifa. Visit the tallest tower and later enjoy the fountain in the foot of the building. Eat your lunch and then shop spice and gold at the souk. It is the largest market here where you have many options to shop from.

Activities to do in Dubai

Some of the activities you should not miss doing in Dubai will include:

  • Hot Air Ballooning.
  • Water sports at Wild Wadi Waterpark.
  • Shopping at Gold/Spice Souk.
  • Desert Safari.
  • Visit Burj Khalifa.

Things to carry for Dubai

Travelling to Dubai will be a fun-filled if you pack these things for Dubai:

  1. Passport Copy
  2. Tickets and reservation copies for all hotels.
  3. Clothes according to the seasons.
  4. Travel Insurance for Dubai from India – both hard and soft copy of the policy
  5. Camera and extra batteries.
  6. Chargers and cables for all the gadgets.
  7. Cash and cards.
  8. A map if you want to explore the place yourself.
  9. A torch.
  10. Daily essentials like soap, shampoo, etc.
  11. Medicines which you take daily.

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