Arriving In Dubai – What To Expect


Arriving in Dubai – what to expect

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Arriving in Dubai – what to expect: Whether you are one of close to 200,000 expats returning to Dubai having been stuck abroad for the lockdown period or a tourist visiting the UAE, you can expect a health check and a mandatory 14-day quarantine on arrival. Here’s what you need to know about the quarantine procedures and rules for anyone arriving in Dubai over the coming weeks.

Before your trip…

  • Be prepared for a 14-day self-quarantine requirement once you arrive in Dubai
  • You can choose to home-quarantine or hotel-quarantine and be sure to book your hotel before arrival
  • For those who choose home-quarantine, certain criteria will be imposed

Arriving in Dubai…

  • You must filll out a healthcare declaration indicating any symptoms of illness
  • COVID-19 testing will take place before normal baggage pickup and immigration process
  • Your quarantine will be verified
  • You may be required to wear a mask and even gloves in public areas
  • You must install and register with the COVID-19 DXB App and sign an undertaking
  • If you don’t have a home to effectively quarantine in, you must book a hotel quarantine
  • Transport must be organized for quarantine hotel and transfer
  • The 2-meter social distancing rules always applies
  • Adherence to COVID-19 DXB App guidance at all times

During the quarantine period…

  • You’ll have access to medical advice through the mobile app
  • You must ensure to follow all regulations in either your home or hotel
  • If you’re staying at a hotel, your meals will be delivered to your room
  • If a positive case is confirmed during quarantine, your hotel will contact the DHA and you’ll be moved to a hospital


Always maintain good hand hygiene, coughing etiquette, disinfection practices, and stay home if you feel unwell.

People in the following categories are particularly at risk:

  • Those above the age of 60
  • Those with heart conditions and uncontrolled hypertension
  • Those with chronic lung/respiratory diseases including asthma
  • Those with diabetes
  • Those with chronic kidney or liver disease or renal failure
  • Those on immunosuppressant medications (or with any conditions that compromise immunity)
  • Those with severe obesity
  • Those with a history of transplantations
  • People of determination

Click here for more information from Dubai Tourism.

For support with your flight operations to Dubai, contact UAS