Visa and entry requirements United Arab Emirates:
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Information from the Foreign Office about your trip to the UAE:

The United Arab Emirates is a state on the Arabian Peninsula with around 10 million inhabitants, of which around 8.5 million are foreign migrant workers.

The country borders Oman to the east and southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south and west, the Persian Gulf to the north and the Omani exclave of Musandam to the northeast.

The country's official language is Arabic and the local currency is the dirham, with 1 euro equaling around 4.20 AED.

The largest cities in the United Arab Emirates include Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Ras Al-Khaimah, Fujeirah, Ajman and Umm Al-Quwain. With the exception of the oasis city of Al Ain, all of the cities mentioned also form the seven emirates of the same name, which make up the Arab state.

The country's surface consists predominantly of a flat, wide desert landscape and only a few mountains. The highest peak in the country is the 1,527 meter high “Jabal Yibir” in the northern Hajar Mountains.

The Arab state is one of the richest countries in the world due to its significant oil reserves. The United Arab Emirates has the seventh largest oil fields in the world as well as larger gas reserves. In addition, the country's economy is based on extremely high tourism, the remaining fishing, low agriculture, various services and traditional trade.

The political capital of the United Arab Emirates is Abu Dhabi with around 1.7 million inhabitants. Abu Dhabi, one of the world's richest cities, sits on a large island in the Persian Gulf and has a tenth of all the world's oil reserves.

However, the country's economic capital is Dubai with around 3.2 million inhabitants. The metropolis of Dubai is world-famous for its numerous spectacular construction projects, which are world leaders in many categories.

The most important sights in the United Arab Emirates include the Burj Khalifa - at 828 meters the tallest building in the world, the Sheikh Zayed Mosque - the eighth largest mosque in the world, the Dubai Mall - the largest shopping center in the world, the water features of the Dubai Fountains, the Burj Al Arab - the most exclusive hotel in the world, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the Dubai Aquarium, the Emirates Palace Hotel, the Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai, Yas Island with its Formula 1 racing track, the Dubai Miracle Garden, the Dubai Museum, the Etihad Tower and the Louvre in Abu Dhabi, the archaeological sites of Mleiha and the Al Noor Mosque in Sharjah, the Dubai Marina, the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai and the beach promenade of Abu Dhabi with its impressive high-rise buildings, the oasis city of Al Ain, the “Jebel Hafeet” mountain near the city of Hatta, the Meydan racecourse and the ski hall in Dubai, various long white sandy beaches and numerous water and theme parks.

The United Arab Emirates, mainly the city of Dubai, had practically become my second home for a total of 14 years since December 2005.

This city that never sleeps, with an incredible number of beautiful moments and unique experiences, has significantly changed my life and will always be fondly remembered. Without this unique environment, I would never have been able to travel the entire world.

During the hot summer months I always escaped to Germany or the wide world and then spent my entire life in Dubai from September to April. During these fantastic 14 years, I felt like I had traveled to every corner of the country by car, climbed all the mountains and visited all the country's sights.

What remained are friends for life who accompanied me during this exciting time and made the stay so unforgettable.

Dubai is a city of superlatives, you can either love it or hate it. But every travel lover should visit the glittering metropolis once in their life to form their own opinion.

Dubai, Thank you for letting me call you home for a long time. I was able to live and work where millions of people spend their holidays every year for a lot of money, an incredible privilege.