Bharti AXA TRAVEL INSURANCE Travel Guide To UAE Indian Embassy in UAE Embassy of India Plot No. 10, Sector W-59/02, Diplomatic Area, Off the Airport Road, P. O. Box 4090, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Contact Number - 00-971-2-4492700 Working Hours - Sunday to Thursday 0830 Hrs – 1700 Hrs (1300 Hrs – 1330 Hrs Lunch Break) (Friday & Saturday – Weekly Off) Visa Process for Indians Visa Process for Indian Visitors to UAE The following documents are required to get a UAE visa : Scanned copy of original passport 1 photograph Particulars about previous UAE cancelled visa and exit details UAE contact person’s passport copy address and phone number About UAE For most people, the United Arab Emirates either means Dubai or Abu Dhabi. And it's not their fault completely. These two cities dominate the travel culture and offer unique opportunities for travellers of all kinds. But beyond the glitter offered by Dubai and Abu Dhabi awaits a diverse mosaic of five other emirates. Each has its own characteristic and outshines the other. Top Places to Visit in UAE Abu Dhabi – Serving as the capital of UAE, Abu Dhabi is home to the fastest roller coaster in the world and the largest hand-loomed carpet. It is a city where nothing stands still. A city that leaves such an impression that you are sure to fall in love. Top attractions of the capital include Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Saadiyat Island, Marina Mall and Emirates Heritage Club Heritage Village. Ajman – Smallest of the seven Emirates, Ajman is a quiet place that makes it perfect for a laidback break. The low-key vibe makes it a great place to take a break from the hustle-bustle of daily life. Top attractions include the Ajman Museum, Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club, Wasit Wetland Centre and Ajman Family Park. Sharjah – Dubbed as UAE’s cultural capital, Sharjah is known for its restored homes, artistic localities and galleries. The historic old town can be easily covered on foot. Souks and excellent museums dominate any trip to Sharjah. Top attractions include the Al Mamzar Beach Park, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Al Majaz Park and the Sharjah Aquarium. Dubai – Known for its impeccable Burj Khalifa, Dubai is a glamorous playground that offers activities unimaginable. It is an excellent amalgamation of the old and new. Top attraction of this ravishing destination includes Burj Al Arab, Dubai Museum, Jumeirah Mosque, Madinath Jumeirah, Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, IMG Worlds of Adventure, Al Fahidi historical District and Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. Fujairah – Lying along the Gulf of Oman, Fujairah is known for its Hajar Mountains and the beautiful beaches. Also, it the only Emirate that has a coastline just on the Gulf of Oman and none on the Persian Gulf. Top attractions include the Al Badiyah Mosque, Fujairah Fort, Wadi Wurayah, Fujairah Heritage Village, Fujairah Museum, Al Bidya Mosque and Al Hayl Castle. Ras Al Khaimah – Known for its Arabian Gulf Beaches, Ras Al Khaimah is the northernmost emirate and is home to many breathtaking beaches. Top attractions include Ice Land Water Park, Marjan Island, Jebel Al Mebrah, RAK National Museum, Jabel Jais Mountain and Dhayah Fort. Umm Al Quwain – Least populated of all the seven emirates, Umm Al Quwain is an ideal destination for a vacation away from crowded counterparts. Top attractions include Dreamland Aquapark, Falaj Al Mualla Garden Park, UAQ National Museum and Bassata Village. Dubai International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport are well connected from India. Top carriers including Emirates, Jet Airways, Etihad Airways and Air India offer direct flights between the countries. The shortest flight takes around 3 hours 10 minutes from Delhi to Dubai. Best Time to Visit UAE is hot, and it’s so hot that it can leave anyone exhausted. The best time to visit UAE is between April and May or from September to October. The fall shoulder and spring seasons offer pleasant and manageable weather. Reasonable hotel rates can also be bagged during these travel months. Things to Pack Because UAE is hot, carrying any clothing that absorbs heat is a big no. Here is a list of things that you must carry when travelling to UAE. An umbrella Loose clothing (prefer cotton) Sunscreen Water bottle Travel insurance – to keep the trip covered A pack of wet wipes A pair of sunglasses Top Delicacies of UAE Stuffed Camel – It is one of the most relished and amazing dishes of UAE. The dish also holds a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as one of the most prominent dishes served in the world. This dish is usually a part of wedding ceremonies hosted by elite families. Whole camel, one lamb, 20 chickens, boiled eggs, fish and rice, are the primary ingredients of this prominent Arabic dish. Shawarma – It is one of the most consumed foods across UAE. The most exciting part is that Shawarma has become extremely popular in many other Asian countries including India. Whether made from lamb or chicken, the taste of this dish is such that you are sure to fall in love with it. The preparation method and taste vary from restaurant to restaurant. Falafel – What French fries are for Belgians, Falafel is for the Arabs. Popularly known as a side dish, Falafel is low on oil and high on taste. Found in almost every restaurant, Falafel is something that you can savour when you are in the mood to eat something light yet delicious. Al Harees – Offering a highly exotic taste, Al Harees is a famous dish in all of UAE. Made using meat and wheat, this dish has a few ingredients but an exceptional taste. Al Harees is commonly served in weddings, Ramadan celebrations and EID. Shopping List Essentials The Dubai Mall – Any visit to UAE is incomplete without spending an entire day at the Dubai Mall and shopping for exclusive brands. From Bath & Body Works to Sacoor Brothers, you think of a brand and its there at the Dubai Mall. Not only this, Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall in the world regarding the area. Did you know that the total size of the mall is the equivalent of 50 football pitches? Deira Gold Souk, Dubai – Lined with hundreds of shops selling gold. Deira Gold Souk offers everything from gold bars to gold jewellery. Not only this, some of the best bargains in the world can be found here. When planning a visit to the gold souk, be sure of dedicating an entire day as shop hoping to get the best deal is time taking while being interesting. Purchase from a credit card will be charged extra. Al Ain Souk, Abu Dhabi – Also known as the old or central souk, Al Ain Souk is a great place to test your bargaining skills while savouring the local atmosphere. Heat is sure to check your patience while here as it is a lot different from the modern air-conditioned markets of Abu Dhabi. From brassware to spices, you will find everything here at this souk. Top Indian Restaurants in UAE Punjab Grill Restaurant Address: Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates Phone: +971 2 449 9839 Angar Address: Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi - Suite 3 Yas Marina Circuit - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates Phone: +971 2 656 0600 Peppermill Address: Jannah Hotel, Eastern Mangrove Promenade، Eastern Ring Road - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates Phone: +971 2 441 3582 Healthcare Centres American Hospital Dubai Address: Oud Metha Rd, Oud Metha, Near Movenpick Hotel - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Phone: +971 4 377 5500 American European Medical Center Address: 1st Floor, Tasheel Building, Between 13th and 15th Streets, Airport Road - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates Phone: +971 2 445 5477 Belhoul Speciality Hospital Address: 2nd Street, Al Khaleej Rd, Deira - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Phone: +971 4 273 3333 Currency The official currency of UAE is Dirham. 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