The formalities of travelling to Dubai and the Emirates are relatively simple for French nationals. It is not necessary to apply for a tourist visa for Dubai as a simple stamp will be placed in your passport upon arrival. No formalities are required and it’s free!
However, you must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of arrival in the UAE.
The formalities for Dubai and the Emirates are the same for our French-speaking friends in Belgium, Switzerland, and Canada.
Before departure, it is preferable to ensure that the existing rules for entry into the Emirates have not changed. We advise you to scan or photocopy all your important documents (passport, credit card, insurance, airline tickets, etc.) and keep them separate from the originals.
The local currency is the Dirham of the United Arab Emirates (AED). You can find the current exchange rate in euros (EUR) on this site.
No vaccination is required for your trip to the Emirates but it is recommended you be up-to-date with your DTP (diphtheria – tetanus – poliomyelitis) as well as MMR (rubella – mumps – measles) for children.
However, for travelers from a country where yellow fever is endemic, the Emirates authorities may require this vaccine.