United Arab Emirates visa requirements for Mauritians

Travel and visa requirements

Emirati Visa is not required for Mauritians

Stay Duration: days

Entry Requirements

  • Mauritius passport holders can get a visa upon their arrival at any international airport in the United Arab Emirates and at all land border crossings in the country.
  • This visa allows Mauritians to stay in for a duration of 30 days.
  • Interested tourists are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of arrival in the UAE. The passport should have at least one blank page for visa stamping.
  • Travellers under the age of 18 must show travel authorization from their parents or guardians as well as obtain the unaccompanied minors form and follow the procedure duly. 
  • Tourists travelling to the UAE must provide proof of means of accommodation for their entire stay in the UAE. This could be in the form of a hotel reservation or a sponsor letter from a host living in the UAE.
  • On entry and exit, there are no currency restrictions on both local and foreign currencies, however,  currency exceeding AED 60,000 (or equivalent) must be declared on arrival and departure.
  • Tourists are required to provide proof of enough funds to spend during their stay in the country.
  • Intending visitors can get to the UAE from any international airport in Mauritius. There are international airports in Port Louis and Rodrigues.
  • Air Mauritius, Oman Air and British Airways are some of the carriers that fly from Mauritius to the UAE.
  • The estimated flight time from Port Louis to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is 11 hours, 30 minutes and from Rodrigues, it is 14 hours, 35 minutes.
  • United Arab Emirates Dirham is an official national currency and used only in the UAE. However, the US Dollar is widely accepted throughout the country. Visitors are advised to exchange their foreign currencies at banks and other exchange outlets.
  • The official language in the United Arab Emirates is Standard Arabic. As a result of the high immigration into the country, other foreign languages such as English, Urdu, Farsi, Hindi, and Malayalam are often spoken in the United Arab Emirates
  • Islam is the official religion of the state as well as the largest religion in UAE. Though Emiratis are traditionally conservative, the UAE is one of the most liberal countries in the Gulf.
  • The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has a desert climate, with two distinct seasons. Summer is from May to October, while winter is from late October to April.
  • Al Jabab bread, camel meat, dates, fish, kabsa, maqluba and shuwaa are some of the dishes tourists can try in the UAE.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $274 to spend on expenses per day.
  • Visitors can move around in the UAE with minibuses, car rentals and taxis.
  • The UAE uses Gulf Standard Time (GMT+4), which puts both countries at the same time.
  • Burj Khalifa, Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Hajar Mountains and Louvre Abu Dhabi are some of the tourist sites in the UAE.
  • The power and socket plug used in UAE are of Type I. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Tourists in the UAE should dress appropriately and not greet locals with their left hand.
  • Tourists are advised to follow the rules and regulations in the UAE.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel to UAE?

 Violent crime is low in the United Arab Emirate and most tourists never face any safety concern. Although there have been incidents of drink spiking in places frequented by visitors, however, it is relatively rare.

Is having a tattoo allowed in UAE?

Having a tattoo has no legal penalty in the UAE. Therefore, a tattoo does not constitute a crime in itself. Having tattoos is perfectly fine and legal.

Can you wear bikinis in UAE?

Female tourists can wear a bikini or a bathing suit at beaches or hotel pools. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are quite liberal, while some other Emiratis aren't. However, being topless, of course, is not allowed. Tourists are advised to take some shorts and tops which they can wear if they leave the beach/pool area.

Is drinking allowed in UAE?

The UAE is made up of seven emirates with differing rules and regulations. The Dubai Emirate allows residents to consume alcohol in that Emirate only if they have an alcohol license. There, tourists can buy and drink alcohol in licensed venues such as hotels, restaurants, and clubs.