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Can I enter the UAE with my grandchildren?

Yes, with written approval from a parent or guardian.

Can I enter the UAE with my stepchildren without their biological parent?

Yes, with written proof of parental responsibility.

I am a Polish citizen travelling to the UAE on a business trip. Do I need a visa?


I am a Polish citizen travelling to the UAE on holiday. Do I need a visa?


I am not a Polish citizen but I live in Poland. Do I need a visa to travel to the UAE?

Please refer to the Visa section.

I want to work in the UAE; how can I obtain a work permit?

You will need to be sponsored by an employer.

My children have a different surname to mine; do I need a proof of parental responsibility in order to enter the UAE?

It would be advisable.

My company is sending me to do some commercial filming in the UAE. Where can I find out about a filming permit and obtain press credentials?

You should contact the National Media Council

What is the minimum validity period that I need to have in my passport?

Six months, beyond the end of your intended stay. If you hold a residence permit, your passport must be valid for at least three months in order to travel in and out of the country.

What medication am I allowed to bring into the UAE?

Some prescribed and over the counter medicines that are available in Poland are controlled substances in the UAE. Such medication is not allowed into the UAE without prior permission from the UAE Ministry of Health. Check the list of prohibited medication via

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