Dubai holidays: Tourists will soon be able to travel for free for 48 hours in the city
Dubai is a transfer point for many British travellers who use the world’s busiest airport as a stopping off point before continuing to another country.
The UAE government have now introduced a new transit visa for tourists who travel to Dubai International Airport.
Travellers will be able to get two days of free travel in the capital city when entering the country.
It has yet to be put into place but the proposal means travellers could have two holidays in one.
For travellers wanting to stay even longer, a 96-hour visa can be purchased for £10.
Other countries also allow transit free travel, with China offering 72 hours visa-free
Express counters at passport control in the airport will be put into place for tourists to use to obtain the transit visa.
Other countries also allow transit free travel, with China offering 72 hours visa-free.
Many people travel to Dubai which is known for its shopping malls and skyscrapers as it welcomes 1.5 million British tourists every year.
The famous Burj Khalifa is the tallest tower in the world, with many heading to floor 148 for the best views.
The city has made a number of moves to entice tourism even further to the region.
Dubai holidays: 1.5 million Britons visit the UAE every year
Dubai has cut tourism and municipality fees at restaurant and hotels from 10 per cent to seven per cent.
But is Dubai safe for British travellers? While the region is deemed safe for tourists, the Foreign Office recently updated their travel warning.
The FCO has advised that missiles could target the UAE: “In 2018, numerous missiles have been launched into Saudi Arabia from Yemen.
“The vast majority of these have been intercepted and destroyed but there have been a small number of casualties.
“Claims have been made in public media suggesting that there may also be attempts to target missiles at the UAE.
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“In the event of any incidents, you should monitor local media reports and follow the advice of the local authorities.”
Travellers should also be aware of medication that may be banned in the country.
Drugs that contain codeine are illegal in Dubai as well as in Abu Dhabi.
Holidaymakers could end up being imprisoned if they attempt to bring them into the country.