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Where can you travel to from Dubai this summer?

by Eddie Rayner

As the world slowly opens up to travel more and more of us will be heading out of Dubai on our summer travels. If you haven’t your booked trip yet, read our guide to the destinations letting tourists in right now from Dubai, we’ve got the lowdown on the entry requirements as residents for both vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers.

Destinations letting in vaccinated and unvaccinated tourists right now

For many, visiting this Caribbean island is a once-in-a-lifetime trip, and after the year we’ve all had, now seems like the perfect time to visit. And luckily for us, you can travel to Barbados from Dubai right now.

You can find the full entry requirements for tourists coming to Barbados from Dubai in 2021 on the Visit Barbados website here.

Dubrovnik, aka King’s Landing, needs to be on the top of your to-visit list from Dubai. Croatia opened its borders to travellers from Dubai at the start of April.

You can find the full rules and restrictions for tourists looking to travel to Croatia from Dubai by clicking here.

Another Caribbean rock enveloped by crystal waters and whiter than white beaches that have us suspecting they hoover the sand after we’ve all gone to bed. Curaçao is welcoming visitors once more, and there’s no need to quarantine providing you follow robust health and safety protocols.

For more information, visit the Curaçao government website here.

Known for its gorgeous beaches and spectacular archaeological sites, Cyprus is a great travel option that’s just a four-hour flight away from Dubai. And as of April 1, travellers from Dubai can now visit the Mediterranean island.

The full rules and restrictions for those looking to travel to Cyprus from Dubai can be found on the Visit Cyprus website here.

Home to Paris, the City of Love, France will be welcoming those who adore the smell of freshly baked baguettes as of Wednesday June 9.

The full rules and restrictions can be found on the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs website here.

Reachable from Dubai in just over three hours, Georgia is already one of the most popular holiday destinations for travellers from the UAE. And how could it not be, with stunning ski resorts and hiking routes that are a breath of fresh air for Dubai residents. Thankfully, this beautiful country opened up to travel from Dubai in July last year.

The full rules and restrictions for travel to Georgia from Dubai can be found on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website here.

Craving bratwurst? Germany is opening its doors to global travellers from Friday June 25, and we’ve got all the details we know you’ll be hungry for.

Travellers must check with the individual German federal state they plan to visit as all have different rules to follow prior to arrival. For more details, click here.

There are so many gorgeous islands in Greece that you could come back year after year and still never get tired of visiting. And if you’re looking to add another island to your “been there, done that” list, you’re in luck, as Greece is open to travel from Dubai regardless of vaccination status as of May 14.

The current rules and restrictions for travel from Dubai to Greece are available on travel.gov.gr

Fancy escaping the summer heat? Iceland might just be the place for you, then, as average temperatures peak at just 14C in July. You’ll also be able to explore the Blue Lagoon and see the northern lights – it’s a real bucket list destination for Dubai residents. Travel to Iceland from Dubai has been open for vaccinated tourists since April 2021.

You can find the full entry procedure details for tourists travelling from Dubai to Iceland on the Directorate of Health website here.

Two of the greatest foods in the world originated from Italy, and while there are some excellent pasta and pizzas and here in Dubai, none quite match up to the real thing. Which is why we’re so excited about a quarantine-free travel corridor opening up to facilitate travel from Dubai to Italy.

You can find full details about travel between Dubai and Italy on the Ministry of Health website here.

Fancy spotting Simba, Timon and Pumba? Kenya is world famous for its safaris and thankfully for Dubaians, the country is open for travel.

You can find more details about entry requirements from Dubai by heading to mfa.go.ke.

The Pearl of the Middle East calling your name? Good news, as travel to Lebanon is open for all travellers from Dubai now.

The full entry requirement details for travellers to Lebanon from Dubai can be found on the Ministry of Public Health website here.

With white sandy shores and waters so blue you almost can’t believe it, the Maldives is high on our to-visit list from Dubai. And the gorgeous archipelago has been open to tourists from Dubai since July 2020.

You can find the full entry requirements for travellers to the Maldives from Dubai on the Visit Maldives website here.

While Malta might be one of the smallest countries in the world, this archipelago is filled with history, having been inhabited since around 5900 BCE. There are not one, not two, but three UNESCO world heritage sites for you to explore. Basically, culture vultures need to hop on a plane here immediately.

You can find more information on the entry requirements by heading to visitmalta.com.

One of the largest and oldest cities in the Americas, Mexico City is well known for its iconic artwork, spicy cuisine, and rich cultural heritage. This North American destination is a prime spot for a summer vacation that’s full of adventure.

Emirates will be flying to Mexico City via Barcelona starting Friday July 2. For more details click here.

Dreaming of rugged mountains, medieval villages and spectacular sandy beaches? You’ll get all that and much more in Montenegro, and thankfully, the Balkan country is open to tourism from Dubai.

Full entry requirement details for travel to Montenegro from Dubai can be found on montenegro.travel/en

St Basil’s Cathedral, the Red Square, the Kremlin, the Bolshoi Theatre… all are absolute must-visits, and that’s just Moscow. There’s so much to see and do in Russia, and riding the Trans-Siberian railway has long been on our bucket list.

You can find all the details about entry requirements by heading to tourism.gov.ru.

Another spot beloved for its sunbathing and snorkeling opportunities, the Seychelles opened its borders to travellers from Dubai in March.

You can find more details about entry requirements from Dubai by heading to advisory.seychelles.travel.

Practising your flamenco moves in the kitchen. Scratching up on your Spanish lingo. Tasting tapas in your sleep. Well you don’t have to dream anymore because from Monday June 7, tourists will be able to enter Spain.

For full information on entry requirements to Spain visit www.spth.gob.es/

Swiss watch, Swiss chocolate, Swiss mountains – sounds like luxury, no? If you’re looking for a great holiday destination to beat the heat this summer, it doesn’t get better than Switzerland.

For up-to-date information about travelling to Switzerland click here.

A country that contains the Serengeti National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania has long been a place to which adventurers flock.

For more information on travelling to Tanzania visit Tanzania.go.tz.

Are you dreaming of an island getaway? You can travel to Phuket, Thailand, quarantine-free starting Thursday July 1. Phuket is Thailand’s largest island, and arguably one of its most famous as a destination for beautiful beaches, clear blue sea and brilliant diving and snorkelling experiences.

For more details click here.

Thinking of travelling to Turkey? Well, there’s good news for UAE residents dreaming of a jaunt along the Bosphorus as both vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers don’t need to quarantine when travelling to Turkey from the UAE.

You can find the information form here.

Hopped off the plane at L. AX with a dream and… Have you been dreaming of going to the USA? Want to see the Statue of Liberty? Or the Hollywood sign? There is so much to see and do in the USA, and now you can travel there without quarantining.

For more details click here.

Don’t forget to double check before travelling – in such a rapidly changing situation, travel advice is changing from day to day.