Zimbabwe visa requirements for Emiratis

Travel and visa requirements

Zimbabwean Visa is not required for Emiratis

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Citizens of United Arab Emirate visiting Zimbabwe are granted a visa upon arrival for a stay duration of 90 days.
  • United Arab Emirate citizens’ passports must be valid for the duration of stay in Zimbabwe.
  • Visitors are required to provide at least two blank pages of their passport for visa stamps.
  • There are no restrictions on exporting goods up to a value of ZWD 5000 by each person.
  • A departure tax of 30 USD is imposed on travellers leaving the country.
  • A Yellow Fever Certificate of vaccination will be requested from visitors at the port of entry.
  • Travellers must have onward or return tickets presented at the port of entry.
  • An import licence is required to import Fresh meat, agricultural products, seeds, bulbs, and drugs.
  • Cats and dogs require a permit issued by the Director of Veterinary Services, Post Office Box no. 8012, Causeway, Harare, along with a health certificate.
  • Pet animals may enter as cargo or as traveller's checked luggage but not in the cabin.
  • Zimbabwe has 16 official languages with English, Shona, and Ndebele the most commonly used.
  • Zimbabwe has a tropical climate with many local variations. 
  • The southern areas are known for their heat and aridity, parts of the central plateau receive frost in winter, the Zambezi valley is also known for its extreme heat and the Eastern Highlands usually experience cool temperatures and the highest rainfall in the country.
  • In Zimbabwe, men with large stomach are considered wealthy. A large stomach indicates that a person is financially stable and can afford to eat meat each day.
  • Zimbabwe is a young nation, as half the population is below 21 years of age.
  • Zimbabwe is one of the smartest countries in Africa. About 90% of the population is educated.
  • The country's rainy season generally runs from late October to March while the rest of the year is dry.
  • Zimbabwe is a multi-currency nation. It abandoned its own currency, the Zimbabwean dollar, for foreign currencies, such as South Africa rand, US dollar, euro, and the Botswana pula.
  • In Zimbabwe, you can buy an item priced in South African rands, pay in euros, and get a change in US dollars.
  • It is illegal for the police to impound on a vehicle on the road. The police are only allowed to check a driver’s license.
  • Large parts of Zimbabwe were once covered by forests with abundant wildlife
  • The main tourist attraction in Zimbabwe is the Victoria Falls on the Zambezi which is located in the north-west of the country and shared with Zambia.
  • Traditional arts in Zimbabwe include pottery, basketry, textiles, jewellery and carving.
  • Transportation within Zimbabwe is made through road vehicles with water, air and railways.
  • In Zimbabwe, the power plugs and sockets are of type D and G. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • The estimated flight time from Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates to Zimbabwe is 7 hours, 26 minutes.
  • Zimbabwe uses Central Africa Time zone (GMT+2) which means that the United Arab Emirates is 2 hours ahead of Zimbabwe.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the meaning of Zimbabwe?

The term “Zimbabwe” comes from the local Shona language meaning “a great house of stone.” 

Is it safe to travel to Zimbabwe?

Violent crime, such as assault, carjacking, and home invasion, is common. If you decide to travel to Zimbabwe: Stay alert and avoid openly displaying cash. Carry a copy of your passport and visa and leave originals in your hotel safe.

What is the main internet service provider in Zimbabwe?

Liquid Telcom, a subsidiary of Econet Wireless, is the leading internet player in Zimbabwe. Internet connectivity is stable in major cities but less available in rural areas.

Can I drink tap water in Zimbabwe?

The tap water in some areas of Zimbabwe is fine to drink, and in others, it is not. We would recommend you always drink bottled water to be safe during your time away and to eliminate any worry you may have.