Cyprus visa requirements for Emiratis

Travel and visa requirements

Cypriot Visa is not required for Emiratis

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • United Arab Emirate citizens can visit Cyprus without applying for a visa if they intend to stay in the country for a period of 90 days.
  • Passport of visitors must have six months remaining validity at the time of entry into the country.
  • Passports are required by children unless they are travelling in the company of their parents.
  • There are certificates of vaccination against any diseases required from visitors entering Cyprus.
  • There are no currency restrictions stipulated on the amount of monies taken in and out of the country.
  • Visitors are advised to have two blank pages of their passports available for entry stamps.
  • Travellers are not required to pay any airport tax upon their departure from the airport.
  • The estimated flight time from Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates to Cyprus is 3 hours, 26 minutes.
  • Cyprus uses the Eastern European Standard Time, hence, the United Arab Emirates is 2 hours ahead of Cyprus.
  • Cyprus has a subtropical climate with very mild winters (on the coast) and warms to hot summers. Snow is possible only in the Troodos Mountains in the central part of the island.
  • Cyprus suffers from a chronic shortage of water. The country relies heavily on rain to provide household water but in the past 30 years, average yearly precipitation has decreased.
  • The available modes of transport in Oman are done by road, sea and air.
  • A vast majority of the population of Oman are Eastern Orthodox adherents, 0.9% Armenians and Maronites, 1.5% Roman Catholics, 1.0% Church of England and 0.6% Muslims.
  • Greek and Turkish are the two official languages of Cyprus while Armenian and Cypriot Maronite Arabic are recognised as minority languages.
  • In Cyprus, the power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island and a major tourist destination in the Mediterranean.
  • Some of the world’s oldest water wells can be found in Cyprus.
  • Taxi drivers in Cyprus do not give change. They keep the change as a tip. A quick tip to save money in Cyprus is to tender exact change to the taxi driver.
  • Cypriots do not like fishing and they do not fish, despite being an island nation.
  • The whole Paphos town in Cyprus is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cyprus famous for?

Cyprus is known as the 'Jewel of the Mediterranean' and the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the ancient goddess of love and beauty, certainly lives up to the exacting standards of its divine patroness.

What is the national food of Cyprus?

Traditional Cypriot foods include souvlakia (grilled meat kebabs), shaftalia (grilled sausage), afella (pork marinated in coriander), fried halloumi cheese, olives, pitta bread, kolokasi (root vegetables), lamb, artichokes, chickpeas and rabbit stews (stifado).

Is it safe to visit Cyprus?

Generally, Cyprus is very safe to visit and is free from terrorism. But terrorist attacks cannot be underestimated, hence, travellers should also be cautious when visiting the North half of the island is the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and is a self-declared state separate to Southern Cyprus.