Japan visa requirements for Emiratis

Travel and visa requirements

Japanese Visa is not required for Emiratis

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • United Arab Emirate citizens can travel to Japan for a duration of 30 days by making registration for a visa waiver.
  • Passport should be valid at the duration of the intended period of stay.
  • There are no certificates of vaccination required from visitors entering Japan.
  • Travellers are not required to pay any airport tax upon their departure from the airport.
  • Amounts equivalent to ¥1,000,000 or above are subject to declaration upon entry and exit.
  • All travellers must have onward or return tickets, proof of enough money to cover the expenses of their stay in Japan.
  • it is accepted to include children in the passport of their parents or legal guardian on visiting Japan.
  • Due to the outbreak of swine flu (H1N1), all travellers and crew members arriving from abroad are required to present a quarantine questionnaire to the officers at the Quarantine Booth upon arrival.
  • All plants and vegetables with soil, Indecent materials, pictures, publications and films, Forged money, Narcotics, Firearms and ammunition are prohibited from entry into Japan.
  • Japan adopts the Japan Standard Time zone (GMT+9) which puts Japan 5 hours ahead of United Arab Emirates.
  • The estimated flight time from Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates to Tokyo, Japan is 10 hours, 32 minutes.
  • Japan is renowned for its historical and extensive cinema, influential music industry, manga, anime, video gaming, rich cuisine and its major contributions to science and modern technology
  • The climate of Japan is predominantly temperate but varies greatly from north to south
  • Japan has 20 World Heritage Sites, including Himeji Castles, Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto and Nara.
  • Popular tourist attractions include Tokyo and Hiroshima, Mount Fuji, ski resorts such as Niseko in Hokkaido, Okinawa, riding the shinkansen and taking advantage of Japan's hotel and hot spring network.
  • Shinto is the major religion of Japan followed by Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism and Baha’i Faith.
  • Japanese and English are the languages for administration and instruction in Japan
  • Traditional Japanese arts include crafts such as ceramics, textiles, lacquerware, swords and dolls; performances of bunraku, kabuki, noh, dance, and rakugo; and other practices, the tea ceremony, ikebana, martial arts, calligraphy, origami, onsen, geisha and games
  • In Japan, it is considered disrespectful to fail to remove shoes before entering a home.
  • People are more observant of hierarchical differences and communicate less explicitly and briefly.
  • Face-saving (to avoid being disgraced or humiliated) is generally considered as more important in Japan's high context culture
  •  There are many festivals in Japan with no specific date and are often based around one event, with food stalls, entertainment, and carnival games to keep people entertained.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel to Japan?

Japan is often referred to as one of the safest countries in the world. However, it is still advisable to be wary of likely dangers that may occur while visiting the country.

Are there volcanoes in Japan?

Yes, Japan has over 100 active volcanoes, more than almost any other country and accounts alone for about 10 % of all active volcanoes in the world.

What is the best Island to visit in Japan?

Miyako Island is the fourth largest island in Okinawa Prefecture and is known for having some of the best beaches in Japan. It is a great destination for snorkelling and diving. There are picturesque sand beaches for swimming and sunbathing, and coral reefs for snorkelling.

What is considered socially unacceptable to the Japanese?

According to Japanese etiquette, you can sniff as much as you like but do not blow your nose as this is considered rude.