Travellers intending to visit Dubai on a tourist visa have been advised by tourism agencies to ensure they have Dh3,000 in cash, a valid return ticket, and proof of accommodation. It has been reported that some individuals were refused boarding at Indian airports or found themselves stranded at the Dubai airport for non-compliance with these requirements.

Firoz Maliyakkal, the CEO of Tahira Tours and Travels, highlighted the importance of possessing a valid visa with a passport validity of at least six months, as well as a confirmed return ticket. Additionally, it is now necessary to demonstrate possession of sufficient funds – equivalent to Dh3,000 in cash or credit card – to cover expenses during the stay in Dubai. Furthermore, providing a valid address proof of accommodation in the UAE, such as a relative's or friend’s residence or a hotel booking, is essential.

Travel agents emphasized that while this rule has been in place for some time, recent efforts by authorities have intensified the monitoring process, ultimately benefiting travellers. The goal is to conduct stringent checks to enhance transparency and prevent discrepancies for individuals traveling to the UAE.

Instances such as Abin S's experience, who was unable to provide proof of accommodation under his cousin's name, and Abhishek's denial of boarding for not demonstrating a valid hotel stay or possessing the required amount in dirhams, reflect the increased enforcement of these regulations. It is evident that thorough compliance with entry guidelines is now imperative to avoid disruptions to travel plans and financial losses.