If you got your UAE tourist visa before the coronavirus spread and were planning to tour the country now, you will be barred from entering the country.
The UAE has suspended the entry of newly-issued visit, tourist and residence visas from entering the country, including those issued before March 17.
Dubai has also closed all its tourist attractions, museums, cultural and heritage sites as part of the preventive measures to protect public health and safety during the current coronavirus public health crisis.
However you can still visit several sites of interest across the city while sitting in the safety and comfort of your home, through an online platform offered by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture).
Dubai 360 offers residents and tourists in the UAE an alternative to visiting their sites in person - a panoramic video and photographic content of several sites of interest across the city through an online platform.
Through Dubai360.com viewers can gain access to many Dubai Culture museums and sites such as:
- Etihad Museum - focuses on the story of the formation of the United Arab Emirates in the early 1970s and the stories of the Founding Fathers @ https://www.dubai360.com/scene/4316-014-etihad-museum-central-area/en
- Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood - the restored district at the heart of historic Dubai and on the shores of the city’s creek @ https://www.dubai360.com/scene/2007-al-fahidi-sikka-18/en.
- Coin Museum - where coins from different eras are displayed @ https://www.dubai360.com/scene/2007-al-fahidi-sikka-18/en
- Al Naif Museum - which showcases the formation of Dubai’s police force @ https://www.dubai360.com/scene/1723-al-naif-museum-main-hall/en
- The museum of the poet Al Oqaili - a young master-writer from Saudi Arabia who immigrated to Dubai @ https://www.dubai360.com/scene/1707-museum-of-the-poet-al-oqaili-al-oqaili-s-life/en
- The former home of Sheikh Rashid - the founder of Dubai in Majlis Ghorfat Umm Al Sheif @https://www.dubai360.com/scene/1745-majlis-ghorfat-umm-al-sheif-majils-upstairs/en
- Al Fahidi Fort - believed to be the oldest building in Dubai still standing today @ https://www.dubai360.com/scene/261-dubai-museum-07-souk-1950/en
The UAE has 113 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.