Stay Safe in the Sandy Paradise of the Scintillating Emirates

Travelling in the Arabian Peninsula nation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is an experience, which combines the old and the new. While Dubai offers modern living, Sharjah is a glimpse in the artsy heritage. Quaint Ajman stands in stark contrast to the capital of Abu Dhabi.

As you explore the divine lands of the UAE, don’t forget to opt for travel insurance. A good travel insurance plan covers you for medical and non-medical emergencies of any kind on trip. ICICI Lombard offers comprehensive travel insurance plans, which are available online, are easy to purchase, and even offer coverage with no medical tests up to 85 years of age.

Since the UAE has its own set of customs, traditions, and laws in place, it is advisable to opt for international travel insurance when visiting the country. ICICI Lombard’s Travel Insurance Policies are available in different specifications, depending on the purpose. For example, the Senior Citizen Travel Insurance Plan is designed to suit the needs of senior citizens. The Gold Multi Trip Travel Insurance can be availed by frequent travellers for stress-free travel of a specified duration.

Benefits of Travel Insurance in the UAE

Protect your finances and travel plans in the face of unforeseen travel-related emergencies in the UAE with the value-added benefits of ICICI Lombard’s Travel Insurance plan:

Daily Allowance in Case of Hospitalisation

Avail cashless hospitalisation facility worldwide

No Medical Tests up to 85 Years of Age

No Medical Tests up to 85 Years of Age

Trip Cancellation and Interruption Reimbursement

Trip Cancellation and Interruption Reimbursement

Emergency Cash Advance (for instances such as theft, burglary, etc.)

Emergency hotel extension along with payment of additional expenses

Cashless Hospitalisation Worldwide

Affordable cover for Asian countries

Coverage for Total Loss of Checked-in Baggage

Coverage for Total loss of Checked-In Baggage including handbags

Emergency Hotel Extension

Political Risk and Catastrophe Evacuation

Things to Do in UAE

  • Be Atop The World The entire city of Dubai can be viewed from the observation deck on Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Called ‘At the Top’, the observation deck on the skyscraper’s 124th floor gives a panoramic view of the city. Multi-media presentations about the history and construction of the structure play as you go up and down the building.
Burj Khalifa
  • Visit The Fort: Standing tall above the rocky mound of Fujairah’s old village, the Fujairah Fort is a splendid sight, especially when it is floodlit at night. A compact arrangement of circular and square towers, it was built for defence from mud, gravel, wood, and gypsum in the 16th century. Every morning, the caretaker can let you in through the heavy teak door, so you can enjoy the view from the inside.
Dubai Mall
  • Discover the Desert : An Abu Dhabi Desert Safari in a vintage Land Rover can be booked as a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. The safari ends with al fresco dining in Bedouin-inspired tents, complete with Emirati hospitality and entertainment. The night is enlivened with traditional music and dance, cooking demonstrations, and henna tattooing. This safari can even be booked as a private tour, to be enjoyed with your family.
Atlantis Hotel
  • Relax at the Waterfront Stretching along the north-west shore of the city, the Abu Dhabi Corniche is a gorgeous expanse of sandy beaches. With walking and cycling spaces, gardens, and eateries, this is the best recreation space in Abu Dhabi. The waterfront also comes alive at night, with sheesha bars to relax and unwind.
Desert Safari
  • Marvel at the Mosque The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is the resting place of the first president of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed. Open to non-Muslims visitors too, this mosque can accommodate 41000 worshippers. This impressive architectural masterpiece boasts of 80 marble domes, over 1000 pillars, and four 107m-high minarets.
Desert Safari
  • Explore the Emirati Heritage The five galleries of the Sharjah Heritage museum display aspects of Arabic traditions, holidays, customs, rituals, local life, ceremonies, and medicine. The museum has been curated in a way to demystify Emirati cultures and traditions for tourists. With original artefacts and English panelling, this museum is a tourist delight.
Desert Safari
  • Shop all day You can shop till you drop in the UAE. Dubai Mall, with 1200 stores, 150 food outlets, indoor theme parks, and an ice rink, is the world's largest shopping mall. You can find an extensive collection of jewels in the gold souq (market) in Abu Dhabi’s Madinat Zayed Shopping & Gold Centre. Mega Mall in Sharjah is much smaller, with only 150 shops, but is open all hours, and comes with a theme park and a multiplex cinema
Desert Safari

Embassy Information

In case of emergencies including natural disasters, political upheavals, loss of passport and other emergencies, contact the Indian Embassy in the UAE. The following are the details

Embassy/ Consulate Address Contact Details Working Hours Email
Embassy of India Plot No. 10, Sector W-59/02, Diplomatic Area, Off the Airport Road, Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates. (+971) 2 449 2700 Sunday to Thursday
(8:30AM - 5:00PM)

List of International Airports

Location Airport
Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi International Airport
Al Ain Al Ain Airport
Dubai Dubai Airport
Ras al Khaimah Ras Al Khaimah Airport
Sharjah Sharjah Airport

Visa Procedure

Visa applications to the UAE can be completed through the many UAE Visa processing centres in India, online, or through the official app. The approved visa can be received once in the UAE.

A tourist visa cannot be extended, and is only awarded for 96 hours, 30 days, or 90 days. A machine-readable, valid passport is required.

For any visa-related queries, you can visit the above-mentioned website of the Indian Embassy in the UAE. You can also contact the UAE Embassy or Consulates in case of a problem:

Embassy / Consulate Address Contact Details Working Hours Website
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates 12, Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110 021 +91-11-26111111 Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm;
Friday: 8:30 am to 3:30 am
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, Consular Section Ambience Tower, Plot No. 3, Pocket 2, Sector-A, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi – 110070 +91-11-3921 7666 (IVR);
+91-11-3921 7516 (Diplomatic/Official Call)
Mission Working Hour: 9 am - 4 pm;
Document Submission Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (Monday to Thursday); 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon (Friday);
Document Collection Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Monday to Thursday); 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (Friday)
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates No.7, Jolly Maker, Apartment No. 1 Cuffe Parade, Colaba Mumbai 400 005 (+91) 22 2218 3021;
(+91) 22 2218 0985
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm;
Friday: 8:30 am to 3:30 am

List of Well-known Indian Restaurants in UAE

Put your taste buds to the test. With a wide range of local and international delicacies, there is food to fit every taste.

Restaurant Cuisines Budget*
Zafran, Dubai Indian ₹ 1,000 - 2,000
Tanjore, Al Ain Indian ₹2000 - 2,500
India House, Ajman Indian ₹ 500 - 1000
Taj Mahal, Fujairah City North Indian, Chinese ₹ 2000 - 3000
Al Ibrahimi, Abu Dhabi Indian, Pakistani ₹ 500 - 1000
Source: Lonely Planet, Google Search
*Rates are merely indicative for 1 person and are subject to change based on change in conversion rates

Customer Reviews


Saroj Sanghvi

I booked my travel insurance to the UAE online with ICICI Lombard. The rates were competitive and the comprehensive coverage offered allowed me to travel to the UAE stress-free. Although I didn’t claim anything, being in a culturally different country can be daunting, and having ICICI Lombard’s travel insurance brought peace of mind


Sushil Agarwal

I travel to the UAE often for business trips. The travel insurance package offered by ICICI and the guidance in selecting the one suited to me was not only helpful, but also prudent. I have lost my luggage once, and was hospitalised once, and ICICI Lombard’s travel insurance came to my rescue both times. I recommend it to anyone travelling to the UAE


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