France visa requirements for Emiratis

Travel and visa requirements

French Visa is not required for Emiratis

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • United Arab Emirate citizens looking to France for a stay of 90 days are not required to obtain a visa.
  • Intending visitors must have a passport valid for 3 months from the date of arrival in France with at least one blank page for entry and exit stamp. 
  • There are no certificates of vaccination needed to enter into France.
  • Children aged 17 years old or younger may be included in their parent's passport so long as they are travelling with their parents.
  • Gold must be declared upon departure except for personal jewellery of no more than a total weight of 500 grammes.
  • Travellers are not required to pay any airport tax upon their departure from the airport.
  • Animals brought into the country must be accompanied by a veterinary certificate and health certificate against rabies.
  • A maximum of 10,000 Euros is allowed in and out of the country.
  • France uses the Central European Summer Time zone (GMT+2), hence, United Arab Emirates is 3 hours ahead of France.
  • For France, there are two associated plug types, types C and E. The country also operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
  • There are three broad types of climate in France, A tropical climate in the east, An equatorial climate in the west and Subpolar climate in the south.
  • The flight time from Port Louis, Mauritius to Paris, France is 12 hours, 10 minutes.
  • France has long been a global centre of art, science and philosophy.
  • It hosts the world's fourth largest number UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites and is the leading tourist destination, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually.
  • he most popular tourist sites include (annual visitors): Eiffel Tower, Chateau De Versailles, Museum National d’Histiorre Naturelle, Pont Du Gard, Arc de Triomphe, Mont Saint-Michel, Sainte-Chapelle, Puy De Dome, Musee Picasso and Carcassone.
  • France, especially Paris, has some of the world's largest and most renowned museums, including the Louvre, which is the most visited art museum in the world.
  • France has 37 sites inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage List and features cities of high cultural interest, beaches and seaside resorts, ski esorts, and rural regions that many enjoy for their beauty and tranquillity
  • The official language of France is French.
  • France is a secular country, and freedom of religion is a constitutional right.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel to France?

Paris is statistically one of the safest major metropolitan areas in Europe. Violent crime rates are fairly low here although crimes like pick-pocketing are fairly prevalent.

Can I extend my stay in France?

Yes, you can extend your French entry permit but only in exceptional cases where new facts and special reasons arise after entry into France.

How do I greet people in France?

You can shake hands with strangers and give a Faire la bise meaning a kiss on friends' cheeks. You can also simply say “Bonjour” which means hello, good morning or “Bonsoir” meaning good evening.