Travel to United Arab Emirates
Flying to United Arab Emirates
Flights to the UAE are operated by the national airlines Emirates (www.emirates.com) and Etihad (www.etihad.com). Low-cost carriers Flydubai (www.flydubai.com) and Air Arabia (www.airarabia.com) also fly between the emirates and neighbouring countries.
To Dubai/Abu Dhabi: from London - 7 hours; New York - 13 hours.
Included in the air fare.
Travelling to United Arab Emirates by Rail
There are currently no international rail links with the UAE. However the Etihad Rail network (www.etihadrail.ae) will expand from cargo services into passenger transportation across UAE by 2020 with a view to expand and introduce rail links with neighboring countries.
Driving to United Arab Emirates
Border crossings between Saudi Arabia and Oman are easy and quick with your passport. You can enter the UAE via the border town of Sila from Saudi Arabia or Hili in Al Ain from Oman and Hatta from Oman. Note that you must pay a departure tax when leaving by road.
Make sure you have your car insured for the UAE, Oman or Saudi before you cross the road border. You can buy insurance at select border crossings.
Getting to United Arab Emirates by boat
The first daily passenger and vehicle ferry service between Qatar and Bahrain is expected to launch mid-2017. The route will link Al Ruwais port in northern Qatar to Khalifa bin Salman port in Bahrain with an estimated journey time of 2 hours.