Traveling to the Emirates 


Background on UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE)as the name suggests is a federation of seven emirates namely Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al Quwain. The UAE has grown from a quiet backwater to one of the Middle East’s most important economic centres under the benevolent and visionary rule of His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed. 

In 2020, with the advancement of the Abraham Accord the UAE has become the first Gulf state to establish diplomatic relations with Israel.*

In the last decade, the UAE has invested vast sums to position itself in the forefront of tourism, medical breakthroughs and economic success. This has brilliantly led to the great explosion in the amount of tourists, businessmen and leisure visitors that come to visit the UAE. 

Below you will find listed the 7 states in the UAE with a small description on each state.

Abu Dhabi: 

Ruler: Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayd bin Sultan al-Nahian

Abu Dhabi is the largest state in the UAE. It constitutes 84 percent of the total land area. According to life estimates

The state has about 2.91 million inhabitants, of which about 19% are citizens. Beginning in the 1960s, its status increased following the discovery of oil in its territory.

As a result, it has become an important economic force in the UAE.

Businesses seeking to develop projects related to medicine, security and education will find the state suitable for promoting their business and building relations.



Ruler: Sheikh Muhammad bin Rashid al-Maktoum

Dubai is the second largest state in the UAE. It makes up about five percent of the UAE total area. According to several estimates

Its population is 3.2 million, of which about eight percent are citizens. Duabi is The commercial capital of the country and has the most impressive economic diversity in the region. The Depletion of oil resources in its territory in the past decades has led duabi to accelerate the development for industries such as tourism, banking, free trade areas, and the establishment of stock exchanges. 

Businesses seeking to promote projects in the Arab Gulf in the areas of cyber, advertising, finance and banking will find Dubai a suitable place for joint ventures.



Ruler: Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad al-Qasimi

Sharjah is in the heart of the UAE. It separates the great and rich states of Abu Dhabi and Dubai from The smaller states of the country. It is the third largest state and accounts for 3.3 percent of all UAE territory. Sharjah is home to about 1.5 million residents and about ten percent of them are citizens. While Dubai sought to advance its position through Progress and rapprochement with the West In terms of design and economic centers, Sharjah seeks to preserve the old culture of the region - through cultural centers, museums, traditional markets and Islamic art. Over the years Sharjah did Progress also in aspects of an international investment center and the establishment of an airport that serves as a departure port for the cheap airline

In the Middle East it owns Air Arabia.

Visitors seeking to familiarize themselves with the ancient Arab culture, tribal and pre-Islamic society will find Sharjah fascinating. 


Ras Al Khaimah: 

Ruler: Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi

Ras al-Khaima is located in the northern part of the country. Ras al-Khaima is considered a global center of minerals mainly limestone and a leading manufacturer in the cement and ceramics industry. It seeks to focus on the development of the local petrochemical and agricultural industry.

Businesses seeking to develop agricultural ventures will be able to find Ras al-Khaima as a business potential destination due to the fact that it is a source of agriculture



Ruler: Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi

Fujairah is an unusual state in the Emirati landscape - it consists of a mountain range and is located on the eastern coast of the country, i.e.

On the border with Oman. Fujira is an international shipping center and an oil storage powerhouse. Similar to the general trend of the UAE, its rulers also decided to create

Long-term plans for 2040 aimed at positioning Fujairah as an advanced and international economy.

Businesses seeking to cooperate in the field of shipping, ship security etc  will be able to find Fujairah as a business potential destination.


Umm Al Quwain: 

Ruler: Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla

Umm al-Qawin is considered the smallest emirate in the UAE in terms of population. In many ways it remains the least international and commercialized state. It has maintained a cultural distance and has a tribal structure and Bedouin tradition more than any other emirate. 

visitors will find the state a place where ancient Bedouin culture can be experienced. 


Ruler: Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi III

Ajman is considered to be very economically diverse. For example, the port of Ajman and the free trade area, It is also a banking and finance center of the Arab Gulf and a shipbuilding center. As a result foreign workers mostly from East Asia have moved to Ajman in recent decades.

businesses seeking to develop relationships related to finance, insurance and real estate will find it Ajman interesting.


Visiting the UAE

The United Arab Emirates (or UAE) has quickly begun to top many bucket lists. The country consists of seven independent city-states, also known as Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al Quwain).While many people may have only heard of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the five other Emirates are worth visiting if you get the chance.

The cities are a combination of modern and traditional, desert and sea. Dubai is the city for tourist, it's the very definition of luxury, known for its impressive skyline, massive shopping malls, beautiful coastline, and magnificent hotels The city is currently home to the world’s tallest building the burj khalifa, as well as the Palm Jumeirah (man made island)

Additionally, Dubai does not lack in its activities, from the world's largest indoor aquarium, largest indoor theme park to the more traditional activities, of taking a trip to the desert safari. You can even spend a night in the desert safari while enjoying memorable jeep tours and arabic style entertainment.

Under the leadership of His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed. Judaism is thriving, and freedom of religion is the law of the land. Peace between nations previously thought to be impossible to achieve is now reality. The UAE has been the trailblazer when it comes to inclusion. Additionally you will find that locals are extremely hospitable and friendly.  

Important things to know

It is important to know that while the uae is extremely visitor friendly, visitors should take note of some helpful tips and information that may benefit you during your stay.

  1. It’s important to recognize that the UAE has a proud and distinct culture, one which may not be immediately familiar to visitors. Please take the time to acquaint yourself with the UAE’s culture and code of conduct. Please be respectful of the cultural norms here. Please be respectful when speaking about the local government.

  2. If you are arriving from a country that has recently changed its political views, avoid discussing topics of conflict 

  3. Dress conservatively in public non tourist areas

  4. Be aware of signs that inform you of locations where taking pictures is not allowed

  5. Alcohol is legal in Dubai; however, you can’t drink in public as public drunkenness and drinking and driving are prohibited. Purchasing drinks at a bar or restaurant is no problem, just don’t try and leave drunk. Do not drive drunk
    Dubai has loosened its liquor laws to allow tourists to purchase alcohol in state-controlled stores, previously only accessible to license-holding residents, as the United Arab Emirates

  6. Be polite and friendly 

  7. Do not litter

  8. The UAE considers flashing the middle finger an offensive act. Do not do so in public

  9. Avoid displaying Public displays of affection in the UAE.

Entrance Visa to the United Arab Emirates

Travelers with israeli passports are required to apply for an entrance visa. You can apply for a visa through many travel agents, and the prices vary.

Our recommendation: If you are planning to travel in the near future, don't wait for the last minute to apply for a visa. Visas are valid for 60 days from when you apply, and with a standard visa application one can stay in the UAE for 30 days from the date of arrival.

There is a company "Yalla Visa" which offers a easy service to apply through a WhatsApp bot. You will receive your visa directly to your WhatsApp in form of a PDF. You do not need to apply to other services, or have a flight to apply for a visa through their service.

To start the process send a message to their WhatsApp 

ויזה לאיחוד האמירויות

כל ישראלי שמעוניין להכנס לאיחוד האמירויות חייב ויזה. אפשר לקבל ויזה מסוכני נסיעות רבים במחירים שונים.

כל נוסע המחזיק בדרכון ישראלי חייב בויזה על מנת להיכנס לאמירויות - דובאי או אבו דאבי.
ההמלצה שלנו: אם אתם מתכננים נסיעה בקרוב, הנפיקו את הויזה בהקדם האפשרי וחסכו כאב ראש מיותר בשדה התעופה.
הויזה תקפה ל-60 ימים מיום הנפקתה וניתן באמצעותה לשהות באמירויות עד 30 ימים.

חברת יאללה ויזה מספקת שירות מהפכני: הנפקת ויזה לאיחוד האמירויות מהאווטסאפ, בצורה פשוטה קלה ומהירה - הויזה אצלכם בוואטסאפ תוך יום עסקים אחד.

כדי להתחיל שלחו הודעת וואטסאפ לבוט לחצו כאן

The Currency

The currency of the UAE is the United Arab Emirates dirham (AED), sometimes called Emirati dirham. 1 USD is roughly equivalent to 3.67 AED

Most stores in the UAE will accept Credit cards so you shouldn’t come across any issues if you plan on using one during your visit. Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted with American Express being less likely to be accepted. Smaller stores, as well as some vendors in the souks may not accept card, so it’s best to keep small amounts of cash on you if needed. ATMs are found on almost every corner in big cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

The Language

The official and national language of the UAE is Arabic, However, english is extremely popular and you will not have any issue getting around when using just english.

Best time to plan you trip

The peak season to plan your trip in is October, March, or April when the weather is hot but still pleasant. UAE tends to see a spike in tourism these months so if you plan on visiting during those months plan your activities  ahead of time and book in advance.

Summer (May to September) in the United Arab Emirates means hot temps causing all of the locals to move their activities indoors. If you love shopping or want to visit UAE for diving, these are the best months to do so. Just don’t plan on having a vacation full of outdoor adventures!


Modes of transportation

You can easily get around the city with a taxi, and you can book taxis on uber for pretty good rates.

You can also get around with the metro & the tram Nol Card


The UAE is an extremely same country, you will definitely feel the sense of security when you visit. crime is almost non existent, so enjoy your time without worry.

Dress Code

If you’re a female traveler, be mindful of how you act or dress in public to prevent breaking local rules


In the United Arab Emirates, the power plugs are type C, D, and G the same plug used in the UK, the standard voltage is 220 V, and the standard frequency is 50 Hz