Sunday 18 August 2019 (UAE)

Israeli stamp in passport when entering Dubai UAE

Israel - Israeli stamp in passport when entering Dubai UAE

Many people, and online sources, will say UAE visas (and entry to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, or other UAE emirates) are not permitted for anyone with an Israeli stamp in their passport. This may have been correct in the past, or it may be one of those official rules that no one takes any notice of since many visitors have entered the UAE despite having entry stamps from Israel in their passport. There are also statements from official sources that make it clear having an Israeli stamp in your passport should not on its own prevent you from entering the UAE. For example:

Israeli citizens are not permitted to enter the UAE on an Israeli passport or apply for a UAE visa. Israeli citizens can probably transit through the UAE ... usually. An Israeli citizen with a non-Israeli passport could use that to enter the UAE, but might be subject to additional security checks (we would assume the UAE authorities know about your Israeli passport even if you don't tell them).

Search IATA Timatic Web travel information. Timatic is the system used by airlines for checking passengers are "OK to Board", but public access directly is not available, however some airline websites have a visa requirement section available. Searches attempted (we used Emirates Airlines website):

General information

Note that this information is specifically about Israeli stamps in your passport, and Israeli passports. There is no official restriction on entry to the UAE for anyone because they are Jewish, as far as we know.

Emirates-Qantas alliance

The SMH (Sydney Morning Herald) on 05 November 2012 had some comments about Israeli passport holders and stamps in other passports in a report about the proposed Emirates-Qantas codeshare agreement. The report said, in response to concerns voiced by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry about the alliance ...

Unknown how reliable this information is - the comment about Israel stamps is probably accurate, but as for Israeli passport holders transiting Dubai, no official comment from the UAE or Dubai governments was found or supplied, and entry to the UAE is not permitted for Israeli passport holders.

Israel and Qatar relations with the UAE

Qatar UAE diplomatic relations cut - main page.

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