Dubai vaccinations: which ones do you need?

If you travel to Dubai, it is important to properly prepare. Certain vaccinations are recommended for Dubai, although these are not mandatory. On this page we offer you travel advice and some further reading on health risks that apply for Dubai.

Dubai is situated in the United Arab Emirates and is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai. The city’s desert climate is dry and hot. With an average temperature of 27.5 degrees Celsius Dubai is one of the warmest cities in the world, as is Abu Dhabi, which is situated further south. Due to the high humidity, the felt air temperature can be quite bit higher, which feels humid and stuffy. In summer, temperatures can rise to 50 degrees Celsius in the shade. This may be tad bit too hot to handle. Therefore, the best travel time for Dubai is between November and April. There is no nationwide advisory in effect for Dubai. However, you should exercise a degree of caution. In Dubai, everything is big, large, tall and prestigious. The city has the world’s highest skyscraper, the largest aquarium, the most spacious shopping centre and the largest indoor ski centre that is situated in the desert. Moreover, near the coast of Dubai, you’ll find the Palm Islands – the largest artificial islands in the world. Whatever your plan, you should protect yourself well against the fierce sun and drink plenty of water. Our skilled nurses gladly provide advice regarding a healthy stay in Dubai and are happy to tell you which immunisations and vaccinations you require. Click here to make an appointment with one of our KLM Health Services nurses. Travel carefree and return home at ease.

Dubai vaccinations: what are the health risks?

In Dubai you run the risk of catching a (tropical) disease to which you are not resistant. Fortunately, vaccines can protect you against these. That’s why our health experts have put together an overview of the most common health risks and diseases in this metropolis in the Middle East. You can see at a glance which specific vaccinations are required and what additional precautions you can take.


Vaccination against DTP is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.


Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccination (BMR vaccination in Dutch) is recommended for travelers to this country who are not protected against measles yet. This includes children from 6 months and up who have not yet received their childhood MMR immunization.


Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

A healthy trip to Dubai? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Dubai as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Dubai? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Dubai vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Dubai? Please feel free to contact us and send an email to You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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