Information Plan your Dubai trip When planning a trip to Dubai, there are obviously many things to consider such as what the official currency of the country is, and what visas are necessary. We will address some of the common doubts here. Necessary documents Find out about the different documents and visas necessary for traveling to Dubai. A valid original passport is always required to travel. Read more Medical Insurance We strongly recommend that you contract medical insurance to avoid any high medical bills if you have an accident or medical problem. Read more Language Although the official language of Dubai is Arabic, most inhabitants can speak English. Here are some basic Arabic words which may be useful on your trip. Read more Dubai Weather The climate in Dubai and the UAE is subtropical and arid. Rain is infrequent and irregular. Discover the best time to travel. Read more Money The currency in Dubai is the Dirham (AED). Find out about the exchange rate, where to take money out, and how to pay by card, on your trip to Dubai. Read more Public Holidays Find out about the most important public holidays and festivals in Dubai before your trip. Watch out - the majority are based on the lunar calendar. Read more You may also be interested in Information There will, understandably, be many questions you ask yourself when planning a trip to Dubai. Any far off destination throws up doubts about the local currency, the necessary documentation, cultural etiquette, etc. We will address those doubts here. Necessary documents Here we detail the different documents which are needed for traveling to Dubai depending on the nationality of the visitor. Currently, for many nationalities, including the USA and the UK, advance visa arrangements are not required. They can obtain a tourist visa for 30 days upon arrival. A valid original passport, which is valid for more than 6 months, is always required to travel.