Plan Your Trip

Safety

“Ruling is not authority or a mere profession… It is a heavy responsibility to safeguard the interest of our nation and working hard so our people may prosper.”

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

 Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai

 

The police in the UAE is committed to provide the most secure environment for all visitors and residents and to ensure that the emirates remain the world’s safest destination.

 

Tourist Guidelines & Safety Tips

In your hotel

  • Lock your valuables in the safety box at the reception or in your room safe
  • Inform the reception manager if you lose your key or key card
  • Make sure that the room is locked properly when you leave the hotel
  • Always take the hotel business card with you when you go outside to help you remember the name, address and telephone number of your hotel

Excursions

  • When you go hiking or on a trip to the desert try to stay with the group
  • Pack a first-aid kit in any case

On the beach

  • Always comply with warning signs
  • Only swim at approved beaches that are supervised by lifeguards
  • Do not leave your valuables or belongings unattended
  • Never leave a child unattended or unsupervised by an adult

Out and About

  • Keep your bag and wallet where you can see them
  • Do not carry large sums of cash, most international credit and debit cards are widely accepted
  • Keep large amounts of money, expensive jewellery, cameras and smart phones out of sight from strangers
  • Ensure that money withdrawal or exchanging money is done privately
  • Refrain from public displays of affection (excessive touching, kissing etc.)
  • Lock your vehicle and never leave valuables in plain view
  • Don’t accept lifts from strangers, always use licensed taxis or other public transportation

The police are here to help and assist you. For any problem you may face, call the police under the telephone number 901 for regular queries or 999 for emergencies.