The United Arab Emirates today is one of the most seductive and desirable resorts in the world, attracting more Russians every year. Traveling through this eastern country is truly fabulous, but only if certain rules and requirements are met.
The main thing to focus on when preparing documents for traveling abroad is obtaining a visa, which in this particular case is not just necessary, but also imposes a number of conditions, for example, on the movement of children with third parties who are not their official parents, and movement of females across the territory of the country.
Women traveling without a husband, in addition to a copy of their passport, photographs and a written application completed in English, should provide proof of their married status in the form of a marriage certificate or, in the case of staying in a 2-3-star hotel, deposit a tidy sum in the amount of one and a half thousand dollars, which will turn out to be a fine if, after the expiration of the period of residence, the lady decides to stay in the country. Young ladies under the age of thirty who decide to visit the Emirates without an older direct relative, who at the same time has the same surname, must open an additional visa for their mother, brother, husband with the same surname, even if in fact she is going on a trip alone.
Remember, your passport must have a very serious "expiration date", in this case half a calendar year. Traveling with children, with the exception of cases of issuing Russian biometric passports, requires the obligatory registration of the child and pasting his photo on the corresponding page of the document.
Arriving in the Emirates, it is better to immediately start following a few key rules dictated by the peculiarity of the mentality and laws of this country. Be careful when drinking strong alcoholic beverages, outside the territory of a hotel, bar or restaurant, it is strictly prohibited, as well as smoking in public places. Try to carry photocopies of official documents with you, which may at any time be requested by local law enforcement officers. Clothing should be modest, covering the knees and elbows. You should not indulge yourself in a nude tan: this is not welcome here, even on the beach. No trash on the street! A piece of paper thrown out by chance can threaten you with a very solid fine and even a prison term.
Under no circumstances do you take photos and videos of government agencies and local women without the permission of the men accompanying them. Temporarily tame your tongue and refrain from foul language and all kinds of threats. Be sure to remove your shoes before entering houses and try not to cast curious glances at the locals. Strict adherence to these simple and clear rules will make your vacation enjoyable and memorable!