8 Quarantine-Free Holiday's 5 Hours From The UAE

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Here are 8 holiday destinations that are just a 5-hour flight away from Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and where vaccinated and non-vaccinated visitors can travel without having to quarantine.

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Oman

Restrictions: Fully vaccinated visitors can enter without quarantine (does not apply to under 18s). They accept Oxford-AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson&Johnson, Sinovac and Sputnik V. A negative PCR test is required on arrival

Best time to visit: During the cooler months, October to April, when temperatures are lows of 17 C and highs of 35 C.

Flight Time: Just over 1 hour to Muscat from either Abu Dhabi or Dubai, or 5.5 hour drive from Dubai.

Where from: Abu Dhabi with Etihad and Wizz Air, & Wizz Air & Emirates from Dubai. 

 

Egypt

Restrictions: Fully vaccinated visitors can enter without quarantine, and are exempt from testing. Accepted vaccines are Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Pfizer.BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac, and Sputnik V.

Best time to visit: During October, depending on whether you are flying from Abu Dhabi or Dubai.

Where from: Fly to Cairo from Abu Dhabi with Etihad or fly Emirates from Dubai, or, choose budget flight Wizz Air from Abu Dhabi and fly to Alexandria (Borg El Arab), Luxor International Airport or Sohag International Airport.

 

Georgia

Restrictions: Fully vaccinated visitors can enter without quarantine and you must show proof of vaccination. PCR not required on arrival and you are exempt from PCR testing.

Best time to visit: May, June or October are the best times to visit to avoid the hot and humid summers, the cold winters and the wet season. 

Flight Time: 3 hours 30 Minutes from Dubai

Where from: Fly Emirates from Dubai to capital city, Tbilisi. Wizz Air Dubai’s new route launch includes Kutaisi situated in west of Georgia from the 15th of December 2021.

 

Maldives

Restrictions: Fully vaccinated visitors can enter without quarantine. Travelers fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine may be exempt from quarantine, depending on their travel history.

Best time to visit: During November and April when humidity is low and temperature are between 24 C and 31 C. 

Flight Time: Up to 4 hours 20 depending on whether you are flying from Abu Dhabi or Dubai.

Where From: Fly to Male from Abu Dhabi via Etihad or from Dubai on Emirates.

 

Seychelles

Restrictions: Fully vaccinated travellers can enter without quarantine. It’s mandatory to wear a face mask in public otherwise fines apply. Negative PCR test is required upon entry.

Best time to visit: Between April and May, or October and November when it's less humid and cooler.

Flight Time: Up to 4 hours  40  depending on whether you are flying from Abu Dhabi or Dubai.

Where From: Abu Dhabi via Etihad Airlines or from Dubai on Emirates. Direct flights available from both locations.

 

Zanzibar

Restrictions: Fully vaccinated travellers can enter without quarantine. Negative PCR test is required upon arrival and if you test positive then there is mandatory 14 day quarantine.

Best time to visit: It's pleasant all year around with temperatures between 28 C to 34 C, however, July to September are the driest months.

Flight Time: Up to 6 hours depending on whether you are flying from Abu Dhabi or Dubai. Although, this flight is over 5 hours, we thought Zanzibar was worth a mention as it's a popular spot for UAE residents.

Where From: Fly from Abu Dhabi via Etihad airlines or Emirates from Dubai.

 

Cyprus

Restrictions: Fully vaccinated visitors can enter without quarantine, and are exempt from testing. Vaccines accepted include BioNTech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac, Sinopharm.

Best time to visit: Generally the island has sun all year around, the hottest and popular months are between May and September, but it's an ideal spot for anyone looking for some winter sun. Wet season is from December to February, but you'll still find enough hours of sun in these months too.

Flight Time: Up to 4 hours  55  if travelling from Abu Dhabi, slightly shorter journey from Dubai.

Where From: Fly with Wizz Air from Abu Dhabi or Emirates from Dubai.

 

Jordan

Restrictions: Fully vaccinated visitors can enter without quarantine and those travelling from the UAE are no longer required to conduct PCR testing upon arrival.

Best time to visit: During the spring months, March to May or autumn months September to November when the days are warm and the nights are cool.

Flight Time: 3 hours  30 from Abu Dhabi and slightly shorter from Dubai.

Where From: Abu Dhabi via Etihad Airlines or Dubai with Emirates.