Entering Dubai with an Israeli stamp in the Passport

Entering Dubai with an Israeli stamp in the Passport







Dubai is one of the hottest destinations right now (and always).  As part of the country of the United Arab Emirates several nationalities can enter the country without even needing a Tourist Visa. The process for those who need one is quite easy. One can apply using the Emirates Airlines system (for those flying with them) or it can be worked out with many different . The process just takes three or four days.


There has been a lot been said online about if one person who has been previously in and has a stamp from there in their passport can enter Dubai. Well, officially the United Arab Emirates does not put any restriction for persons in such a situation. It is true that they deny tourist visas to Israeli citizens or to those who even holding a different citizenship were born in Israel.

Entering Dubai with an Israeli stamp in the Passport

A recent update for travelers planning on going to Israel with future plans for Dubai, The Israeli government is no longer stamping passports at the Ben Gurion International , so this question is no longer an issue on the basis that there are no passport stamps from Israel as of April 2014 onwards if you enter Israel using the International Airport. If you have an Israeli stamp from before, keep reading below to see that it is also not an issue that will complicate entry to Dubai.


Entering Dubai with an Israeli stamp in the Passport



It is important to understand that there are different airports in the UAE. The main one is in Dubai. Abu Dhabi is another very important point of entry. Sharjah receives several flights from different international destinations and we have heard some reports of people entering through that airport who have been questioned why they have an Israeli stamp in their passports. Sharjah is the most conservative of the seven Emirates.


Entering Dubai with an Israeli stamp in the Passport

On their last trip one of the members of our team had an Israeli stamp in their passport, the immigration agent opened the passport in the exact spot with such stamp. He carefully examined the page and then asked if the trip to Israel has been enjoyable and he put the Dubai entry stamp next to that one without a problem.

Entering Dubai with an Israeli stamp in the Passport

So, as a conclusion we can affirm (and it is clear in the page of the U.A.E. embassy in London) that there is not a problem in having a stamp from any specific country when thinking about visiting Dubai or any of the other cities in the Emirates.




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    • VINOD VARGHESE on 28 October, 2013 at 7:01 am
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    Hi All

    I recently went to UAE thru Sharjah. I have an Israeli visa and stamps in my passport. Had gone to Israel for business purposes. There were no issues with immigration at UAE. But I have read in other sources that they might ask you to get a CID approval at the airport or maybe the immigration might ask you some questions about why you visited Israel. I do not think it would be a problem in UAE.

    I didn’t get tickets to Dubai, so went thru Sharjah. But I have heard that Dubai is more lenient compared to Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.

    Anyway no issues with me entering UAE via Sharjah with an Israeli visa and stamp. Just wanted to share my experience.


    Vinod Varghese

      • voyageur
      • on 28 October, 2013 at 3:04 pm
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      Thanks Vinod for sharing your experience, it is good to know that people are still transitioning smoothly with the Israeli stamp in their passports.



    • Traveller on 13 November, 2013 at 7:18 am
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    This is good to know as I travel to the ME all the time for business, and I will be visiting Israel this year for a holiday. Any idea if the same holds true for Qatar as relating to the Israeli stamp?

      • voyageur
      • on 13 November, 2013 at 12:30 pm
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      As far as we know it is the same for Qatar


    • Miserable git on 25 July, 2014 at 2:37 pm
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    The above info is not completely accurate. Passport are still being stamped at the land crossings, just not at Ben Gurion. Also, I had no issues (apart from a few terse questions) in entering Israel twice with an Iranian visa on my passport.

      • voyageur
      • on 25 July, 2014 at 4:17 pm
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      Thanks very much for your comment. The first sentence in our article about Israel not stamping passports states that they have decided not to stamp passports In Ben Gurion airport. Yes we are aware that they still stamp passports at the border crossings, thanks for mentioning that again, we will add a line to the article clarifying that. Finally about the problems related with stamps from other Middle Eastern countries, no one can really predicts if it will create a problem. Most of the times it just leads to an intense questionary, but other times it will represent long time awaiting until one receives the clearance to travel. Just two weeks ago one of our good friends was interrogated for one hour at Ben Gurion Airport for having stamps of Qatar and UAE in his passport, it is something that will not stop me of traveling to Israel but one has to keep it in mind.

        • Salil on 13 June, 2018 at 6:39 pm
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        I was recently in Israel and crossed immigration at Ben Gurion and into Jordan and Egypt. On none of the occasions was my passport stamped by the Israeli authorities. They just issue a QR coded slip to get past the automated door.

        1. Hi Salil,

          Thanks for sharing your experience, we trust it will be helpful for others looking for information on this topic. We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

            • MANSIJ BISWAS on 31 July, 2018 at 11:07 am

            they might not stamp the passport, but if you require a pre arranged visa stamped in your passport (as in India, where I need it beforehand), then what will happen?

          1. Hello Mansij, Thank you for your question but we are not an official branch of the government or tourism. We would recommend you contact the consulate or an official government entity as the question is too specific for us to answer.

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          • MANSIJ BISWAS on 6 August, 2018 at 8:49 pm
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          @Salil, are you an Indian passport holder? If yes, then even if Israel immigration officials do not stamp your passport, you will be having a pre-arranged visa stamp on your passport. I have asked this question to the Israel embassy at India. We do not have any provision of VOA for Indians yet. I know this because I am planning to visit Jordan and Israel in October. @Salil can you please share your experience of getting the visa stamp from India?

    • Traveler on 20 August, 2014 at 3:41 pm
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    Hello there,

    Thanks for the info on your site here.

    I am from India. I traveled to Tel-Aviv, Israel a few months back. The embassy here in India pasted a visa document on one page of my passport. When I reached Ben Gurian airport, immigration did not stamp it. They hand out a small slip as entry document and I gave it out back when going back.

    I have 2 quick questions. If you / your readers have any info around it, do share:

    1 Can I apply for and get work visa / permit for Dubai?
    2 Can I apply for and get business visa / permit for Doha & UAE?


      • nandubeede on 2 December, 2015 at 6:37 pm
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      Did you go to Polycom in israel

    • Miserable git on 6 October, 2014 at 10:34 pm
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    In response to the last query, you shouldn’t have problems in applying for a work permit to Dubai.Now whether or not it would be granted..

    • Romeo Bije on 26 October, 2014 at 4:46 am
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    I have a question i am a student and a filipino citizine .. I have a OJT in israel for 11 months… Because of our school my visa was student and not permitted to work but have israeli stamp. …. Now i want to go in uae to work can i enter uae without any pfoblems?pls reply

      • voyageur
      • on 26 October, 2014 at 3:51 pm
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      Hello Romeo,

      Thanks for your question. To be honest your situation seems a bit more complicated than what we are capable of answering. Since it relates to work visas. We would recommend you contact whatever UAE official agency is available in your immediate country for the best reply. Also you might be able to ask anyone you know who already has a UAE work visa if they’ve had a similar situation.


  1. I, Swiss citizen, travelled to Tel Aviv in January 2009 and got my passport stamped at Ben Gurion airport upon arrival. On December 31 2014, I had no issue at all to enter the UAE in Dubai during an eleven hour layover in order to visit the city and its sights. I don’t think the immigration officer even saw the Isreali stamp, probably also due to sheer number of stamps in my passport.

    Conclusion: Nothing to worry about.

      • voyageur
      • on 10 January, 2015 at 2:09 pm
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      Thanks for your input Mario!

    • Yamama on 22 February, 2015 at 2:29 pm
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    I am Arabian of 48′ and an Israeli passport holder. I teach at unternational school and having workshop at Dubai regarding the IB sponser and there is no other places in the world which provides Arabic workshops and I would like to apply for it.
    I would like to know if there any procedure I need to do before that.

    1. Thanks Yamana for your comment.
      I am sorry but all the official information we have is that Israeli Passport holders are not allowed to enter UAE under any circumstance.
      Those with Israeli Passports can Transit through the airports in UAE but not to enter the country.
      There may be willing to do an exception but that will have to come directly from the official authorities in UAE.
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        • Marah on 11 January, 2018 at 7:26 pm
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        Hey my name is Marah, i actually also have this problem that i hold an israrli passport and i would like to visit Dubai so bad, i thinks this is not fair for us as an arabs because we were forced to hold this passport, so please i want you to tell me if there is any way that can let us visit Dubai?

        1. Hi Marah,

          Thank you for sharing your frustration. We are travelers and just go by what the countries decide in terms of immigration. The best person to talk to are the nearest consulates for the UAE about what can be done. We wish you all the best.

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    • Maria on 14 March, 2015 at 10:42 am
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    Hi there,
    My husband and I will be moving to Abu Dhabi as he received a job offer. We both have a Israeli stamp in our passports as we have been there in 2012, do you think this is going to be an issue to get our visas? Is it better if we get a new passport? Someone who can help us with advice?

    1. First of all, our experience is related with tourists. We never have seen they getting a hard time to enter the country with an Israeli stamp. But living there my be a whole different story.
      We know for sure they are not very pleased in general with Israel I am you in your circuntances i will get a new passport, it may save you potential headaches, but these are my own thoughts.
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      • Darren on 15 May, 2016 at 10:16 pm
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      Hello Maria, I am currently in the same position as you. Can you please tell me whether you had any trouble getting your work visa with the Israeli stamps in your passport?

    • Abraham McKenzie on 7 August, 2015 at 3:03 pm
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    Why is the racism against Israel tolerated?

    1. Dear Abraham

      Thanks very much for your comment.
      This may not be the right forum to ask that question, since this is a page about practical travel tips.
      We want to take advantage of this opportunity to reaffirm once again that as a team members of admirablejourneys.com we don’t see a place for racism in the world against anyone. All humans beings despite their race, creed, citizenship deserve respect and love.
      We have been in Israel many times, we have enjoy each one of our visits there and always encourage people to visit the country as we do with every other country in the world. We have a deep conviction that each country has wonderful people and amazing experiences for visitors.
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    • Punji on 4 September, 2015 at 5:54 am
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    I’d like to travel to Israel, and then Riyad through Dubai. Is this possible?

    1. It will depend on what Visa you need to get into those countries. You can request they not stamp your passport in Israel but stamp a separate piece of paper so as not to complicate your further travel plans. An Israeli stamp in the passport entering Saudi Arabia is not an immediate disqualifier but it may cause you more headaches.

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    • Mony on 19 September, 2015 at 4:59 pm
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    Hi I have a question. Please can u help me? I’m Indian…I have a business tour from India to Dubai …I’m hear in Dubai only 3 days..now I want to go to visit from Dubai to Israel..
    It is possible or not..
    If it’s possible what is the process about it..

    1. Hi Mony,

      You will need a visa to enter Israel as an Indian Citizen. In order to get that you need to apply at a Consulate beforehand and unless your trip is several weeks ahead you probably will not have time for the whole process.

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    • anu kurian on 26 September, 2015 at 7:53 am
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    my name is anu kurian . i am an indian passport holder working in israel since 2012 august. i would like to travell india from amman to bombay via abu dhabi airpot. Is it really possible to transit through abu dhabi? i have work permit visa of israel and would like to comeback the same way.

    • anu kurian on 26 September, 2015 at 1:04 pm
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    Appreciate if you can help me here as i can not find any info:

    i am indian nationality who holding indian passport.
    i have israel work permit visa and lotts of israeli stamps on my passport.
    i am planning to travel to india from amman with etihad airways and will have to stop for 5 hours in abu dhabi airport

    i know that people that have israeli stamps are not allowed to enter but i do not want to enter but just to transit for less than 8 hours as my interconnecting flights will take of later.

    Do you know if i’ll have any difficulties?

    1. Dear Kurian.
      You should have no problems Transiting via Abu Dhabi.
      You will not be entering the country, you will be only in the international area, so no stamps will be posted in your passports.
      Even if in the future you have to enter UAE the fact of having Israeli stamps in your passport does not exclude you of the possibility of entering the country. I have israeli stamps in my passport and I have been in the UAE in several opportunities.
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    • Kris Dapana on 5 October, 2015 at 10:20 pm
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    I’m from the Philippines & I’m working here in Israel.. I’m planning to go for vacation in the Philippines for a maximum of 45day dis December 2015 & during my vacation, I plan to go to DUBAI for tourist visa.. is it possible to enter Dubai without any problem /issues?? coz after my tour in Dubai, I’ll go back to m country Philippines then back to Israel again for WORK… Thank you so much

    1. Hi Kris,

      As long as you get your Dubai visa for your trip there, as it currently stands there should be no problem or issues. We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

    • Tin on 8 October, 2015 at 7:56 am
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    I’m from Philippines.
    Currently working in Dubai and I had UAE residence employment visa on my passport.
    Is there any problem if I travel from UAE to Israel– Israel to UAE?


    1. Hi!
      Thanks for you comment.
      In theory you will not have problems entering Israel.
      Just keep i mind that security is very tight there. So they will probably give you a hard time with lots of questions about what do you do in UAE and things alike. You just have to explain plainly what you do and at the end they will allow you to enter the country or to leave.
      Probably your best option UAE would be turkish since they have several flights from Dubai to Istanbul and at least two daily connections to Tel Aviv.
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      • Settles on 31 July, 2016 at 9:38 am
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      I’m looking to travel to Palestine via Israel. I have a residency visa with UAE as well. Could you tell me if you stumbled upon any issues during your travel?

    • craig on 16 October, 2015 at 3:44 am
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    I am looking to TRANSIT only with Etihad through Abu Dhabi . I don’t have a israel stamp in my passport as i entered Isreal after the airport stopped stamping, However i do have a Thai visa which was issued at the Tel Aviv office and states so on the Thai visa in my passport. Will this cause me problems in Abu Dhabi ? Should i look at using another airline? Plus Etihad Sponsor Manchester city which is also upsetting for me.

    1. Hi Craig,

      We don’t see that as being a problem with your itinerary, as we say in the article the official policy is that it is not a problem to have a stamp to enter the UAE let alone transfer.

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    • Francine on 28 November, 2015 at 2:12 am
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    I’m travelling with my mom this Christmas season to Israel, and I just want to be 100% sure that there won’t be any problems for my upcoming trip, so I’m wondering if you can review this itinerary for me? Thanks in advance!

    Philippines->Tel Aviv via Hong Kong -> Bethlehem -> Petra -> Amman -> Dubai -> Hong Kong –> Philippines

    Our trip is not for business purposes, but for leisure, and somewhat like a pilgrimage… am I allowed to state that upon interrogation at the Jordanian border? Also, I will make it a point to ask to have my Jordanian entry visa stamped on a different paper, so as not to give the idea that I had entered from Israel, but won’t this raise the question of a missing entry stamp upon exit from Jordan? Or when I enter Dubai? Lastly, if I apply for a Jordanian visa in Tel Aviv to expedite it (since there’s no embassy in our country), will I be questioned for it?

    I understand that the first commentator on this post was in Israel for a business trip, and maybe that’s a reason for him to be excused. I also understand that your friend from your team was able to enter Dubai with an Israel visa/stamp… but could it be that he only got lucky?

    I’m worried that things might go awry, since this is the only blog I’ve read stating that there aren’t much problems with Israel stamps when entering Dubai. I really hope you can help me!

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Francine.
      Thanks for your message.
      There is no way to guarantee you 100% you will not find troubles. This is already a complicated itinerary, we have been in all those places, we will never combine Dubai and Israel in the same trip.
      It should not be a problem entering Dubai with Israel stamps in your passport, that is our experience and the UAE made available, but you need to understand it depends on them and even the person is in immigration at that moment.
      Are you traveling by yourself or in a group?
      The border Israel- Jordan is one of the most complicated borders of the world. You can expect to be there for hours, to be interrogated and all your baggage checked and when I say all I mean ALL.
      We never cross that border, we go all the way to Tel Aviv and fly. Is this easier yes, I don’t mean easy, it seems more complicated to get out than to get in in Israel.
      The advantage is that if you arrive to Ben Gurion airport and you leave using that airport Israel will not stamp your passport.
      There is no need to go to the consulate of Jordan in Israel. Israel is the last country of the world where we will apply for visas. The visa on arrival to Jordan is very easy.
      My question about the fact if you were going with a group is that if this is the case crossing the border will be a little easier but alone I certainly never will recommend to do so.
      I go to Dubai once or twice a year. I have Israeli stamps in my passport and that never have been a problem, even an immigration officer asked me if Israel was nice, but as you said I have been just lucky, many times but just lucky.
      If you have any other question do not hesitate to send us a message.

    • Sam Stock on 29 December, 2015 at 3:32 pm
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    I would love to understand something that happened to me at terminal 3 at Dubai airport after travelling with Emirates. Myself,husband and 2 children were going for Christmas. We arrived and when we eventually got to passport control the passport control chap looked at my passport and the details on his screen for more than 6minutes. Only my passport
    In the last 18months I have been to Geneva,Luxembourg , Johannesburg, Ukraine and Dubai several times. He didn’t ask me any questions just kept looking at it. I have never had this happen to me before and have been to Dubai over 30 times? What could it be?

    1. Having been to over 120 ourselves and many passport controls, this is bound to happen. Some agents do their job very thoroughly, some may be simply bored or slow or be controlling because they are looking for something in general. There are many possibilities really but as you were let in without any issue at the end don’t get too caught up in it.

    • Shanty on 13 January, 2016 at 2:34 pm
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    I am an Indian and I am expecting a job at Abu-Dhabi soon. During my holidays, I wish to visit Israel for a week or two. Will I be granted a tourist Visa? I have heard that once I enter Israel, I will not be allowed to re-enter Abu-Dhabi. Sounds incredible. Still wanna clarify.

    1. Hi Shanty,

      As we’ve said in our article we have not had trouble entering the Emirates with Israeli stamps in the passport. Others have weighed in with similar experiences. We always recommend if you have been told something different that you validate the source of the information. If it seems official or you have any questions simply call the consulate office directly to confirm the information.

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    • Jada on 2 February, 2016 at 8:44 am
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    My friend and I are planning a trip to go to Cape Town and we want to stop in Dubai first before heading there for 3 days or more. Will he have a problem in Dubai from having multiple Israeli stamps on his passport?Just wondering. Thank you,

    1. As we’ve mentioned previously the experience we and others have had is no and there is a statement to the effect that you can see in the article. Of course there might be some advanced scrutiny, but it should not be a problem based on our experience and that of many others who’ve used our page to ask this question.

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    • M Vamshi Krishna on 22 February, 2016 at 5:25 pm
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    Dear All,

    Please suggest me in this regard.
    I have travelled to Israel on Business visa from our company. But i have my plans to get a job in Dubai.
    I heard from many people saying that, once Stamped by Israel in our Passport, they are truely restricted to entry in All Arab countries.
    Pls suggest.
    How can i approach the consultancy for getting a job in Dubai. Pls suggest few.

    1. Hello Vamshi,

      In our experience and that of many others an Israeli stamp in the passport has not resulted in denied entry to the UAE. Perhaps other Arab countries yes. As for getting a job in Dubai we are not in any way aware of how that process works. We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

    • Tom on 29 March, 2016 at 11:03 pm
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    I am an Israeli citizen living in Germany. I would like to fly to Vietnam with Etihad Airways through UAE with my Israeli passport, I do not intend to leave the airport but just for a transit.
    Should it be a problem?


    1. Hi Tom,

      From what we can read online transit is said not to be a problem, however some passengers have experienced delays or questioning. We would recommend you contact the UAE consulate nearest you to confirm.

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    • Vinod Ayyakannu on 20 April, 2016 at 1:37 am
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    Hello.. I’m Vinod from India .. I’m working last 6 years here in Abu Dhabi,I been visit Thailand ,Philippines , Singapore now I have planned to visit Israel few days .. Where I can apply visa and there’s anything problem my job.. Please help me and need more details. Thank you

    1. Hi Vinod,

      You will have to apply for a Visa in your home country or a nearby country which has an Israeli consulate and that you can travel to for the length of time it takes to get the visa. We do not know how such a visit will affect your work visa in the UAE, for answers to that you really need to ask the agency which issues your work visa if there will be a problem.

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    • Michelle on 26 July, 2016 at 11:37 am
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    Hi there,

    I am a Filipino working and resident of the UAE. My friends and I would like to join the pilgrimage to the holy land during Christmas season. However, i would like to know the current and latest status of traveling from UAE to Israel and vice versa. They said because it’s a pilgrimage, there should not be a problem as the agency will handle everything including all the travel documents showing that the tour package is in Jordan (as flight is routed there). But on the other side, is it possible that this might create an issue because this is the season of going to the holy land so they can suspect that we, as a group might traveled to Israel?
    Also, would you be able to advise if the immigration here in the UAE is stricter now because of the latest happenings especially in Europe?


    1. Hi Michelle,

      We do not really have any experience of immigration being more difficult and we have no other information other than the official statement of the UAE that a visa stamp from Israel is not a problem. There can always be some extra questions when there has been a testy relationship between two countries but overall as long as you have proof of your journey and your documents are in order the trip sounds like a very normal tourism activity which is allowed. Be transparent and have documentation about your trip details.

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    • Vish on 26 July, 2016 at 4:05 pm
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    Hi My Name Vish.
    One of my friend Indian Passport Holder working in Israel last 10 years he want to apply job in Dubai after go India…there is any issue to enter in Dubai and there is any issue to work in dubai

    1. The answer really will come from the consulate issuing the visa, however there is nothing in print currently that would say this would be a problem.

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    • Daniel on 30 August, 2016 at 7:21 pm
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    Hi there, I am a British and Filipino Citizen (dual nationality) and I am planning to take my 19 year old son who holds a Filipino passport to Dubai for holiday. I was informed he could get a visa using my British nationality and credential because he is under 21 but I also heard people under 21 must be accompanied by their mother to go to Dubai? Can’t I, his own biological father take him on holiday to Dubai without my ex? I would really appreciate your answer on this because this boy has been begging me to take him to Dubai.

    1. Hi Daniel this is quite a complicated question and as we are only travelers and not a an official consolate we don’t feel qualified to answer. We recommend you consult official channels. We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

    • meditterational on 3 October, 2016 at 12:37 pm
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    does anyone know if its a problem to get a connection flight through dubai with a british passport but born in tel-aviv?

    • Claire on 5 October, 2016 at 5:39 pm
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    I was born in Iran, but am an American citizen with an American Passport. Have been to Israel 2 times, and my passport is stamped at Ben Gurion airport. I want to take a cruise that ends in Dubai. I would like to spend one night in Dubai and then travel to Israel for a few days. Would I be able to take a plane from Dubai to Israel OR would I have to travel back to the USA right away ? Please advise.

    1. You can’t travel direct between Dubai and Israel. You can fly to a middle destination for transit such as Istanbul.

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    • orineta on 3 November, 2016 at 3:04 pm
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    i have a business meetings in Dubai
    im an Isareli but have a German passport that was issued in Tel aviv.
    what is your experience in this cases?
    thanks a lot

    1. We don’t have any experience sorry, you would be best served by contacting the Consulate which is nearest you for an official statement of your eligibility. We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

    • Alex on 24 November, 2016 at 12:14 am
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    Hello! Great forum!
    I born in Ukraine, but I have an Israeli and Italian citizenships. I plan to travel to Dubai with my Italian passport (the Israeli I leave at home). Can it create any problem? I mean the Israeli citizenship, even if I travel with the Italian passport. Thanks!

    1. The citizenship documents you travel with should be the only thing that matters when crossing immigration.

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    • Bunmi on 8 December, 2016 at 12:23 am
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    I’m planning a trip, and my final destination is Dubai, but I also want to go Israel. Because they are in close proximity I was looking to go from Isreal to Dubai. Would this be a problem? I’m a British citizen, and my passport shows that I’ve done a lot of travelling in the last few years.


    1. It should not be a problem as they are not stamping the passports in Israel now. You should avoiding mentioning your presence in either country to the other if possible, but there is no official reason they could give you problems, only if they wish to be bothersome.

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    • Nathan on 10 December, 2016 at 5:42 am
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    My friend holds a Malaysian Passport which restricts travel to Israel.As he would like to travel to Jerusalem for religious reasons he would like to know if the passport will be stamped at the Jordan / Israel land border crossing, He has been made to understand that the Israeli Immigration authorities do not stamp Malaysian passports at the border crossing, Would appreciate current status on this issue. Thank you.

    1. Hi Nathan,

      We cannot speak to particular circumstances or to land crossings. We have seen the stamps cease for other types of passports at the airport. We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

    • carine on 17 January, 2017 at 3:44 pm
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    I was born in France but leaving in Israel. I have a French Passeport that has been issued in Israel.
    Do you think it might be an issue entering in Abu Dhabi. I need to travel there a week for a conference with my work

    1. It should not be a problem Carine, there is no official status on that. However they may ask you more questions. We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

    • Jenma on 20 January, 2017 at 7:24 pm
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    Hi ..i am jenma ..an indian passport holder ..and working in israel till 2016 ..i have a plan to go for vaccation in india via dubai …and i need to get down in dubai for few days …after i need to indian …and i will came back to israel to continue my work ..if any pro prblm to get down in dubai for visiting with isreal working permit visa…thankyou

    1. Hi Jenma,

      Your Israel work permit should not cause any issues from the official statements we have found publicly available. You may be asked a few more questions but the visa should not be a problem.

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    • Arantxa Padrino on 16 March, 2017 at 3:51 pm
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    Hi everybody

    First at all thanks very muxh for the information.

    I have got spanish passport living in UK

    I am going to Israel in April and then back to england

    Then going to Dubai in May. I was really concern about this. So is 100% sure I will be ok to travel to Dubai after entering to Israel

    Million thanks

    1. Here in the article we explain everything about your question


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      • Elena Garcia on 22 May, 2017 at 10:10 pm
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      Hi Arantxa, and all,
      I have a similar situation. I´m a Spanish citizen with a passport issued by the Spanish embassy in Dublin (Ireland). I´ll be travelling to Thailand and New Zealand (via Dubai with Etihad) in September this year and currently considering a vacation in Israel this August. I´m concerned about transit in Dubai.
      Whathas been your experience this May?
      Many thanks,

    • Arnon Milchik on 21 April, 2017 at 7:32 am
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    Hi guys,
    I have a Polish PAssport as well as Israeli. My Polish passport was issued in Tel Aviv ISrael.
    I have a business trip to Dubai in the coming weeks. I was born in ISrael so my name is obviously Israeli.
    Will I have a problem getting into Dubai with my Polish passport? Does the fact I was born in ISrael pose an issue.

    Any information will be helpful to elevate my concerns as I’m already seeing scenes from Midnight Express 😉


    1. This is a complicated travel issue and these scenarios of citizenship and access are changing always. We recommend that you contact the nearest consulate in any country for a more direct answer. Alternatively, you can contact George: george@admirablejourneys.com our travel advisor for a fee, he normally works with people to solve very specific travel issues.

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    • Hazel on 29 April, 2017 at 9:36 pm
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    Hi. I just wanna ask can I fly from Israel to UAE? I’ve been visiting UAE a lot of times but now I’m curretly in Israel for Vacation and my next destination is UAE. But So far I don’t have israeli stamp in my passport. Just want to ask what’s the best way to travel from Israel to UAE?

    1. There are no direct flights or routes. Going immediately to UAE is not a recommended itinerary because the situation is delicate. You may not have any trouble but its best to be safe. We recommend you fly Turkish airlines and spend some time in Istanbul first or go to Jordan for a few days. A simple airport transit from Israel to UAE is not the best call, put some distance between the destinations.

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        • Sandy on 24 January, 2018 at 11:12 pm
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        If flying from Canada to Israel ( stay 1 week) and then to Dubai via Turkey is that ok? If no Israeli stamp in passport and if luggage is rechecked is it ok to go directly to Dubai without staying over in Turkey? We don’t want to spend more time in Turkey if not necessary other than the in transit stop over. We need to get a visa for turkey as there is no transit area and we want to rebook the luggage.

        What kind of questions do they ask at immigration in Dubai. Do we have to say we travelled in Israel? Do they ask to see our ticket itinerary?

        Is it a lot better to go to Dibai first and then Israel via Turkey? We prefer the first itinerary.

        Thanks for the info

        1. Hi Sandy
          Thanks for contacting us about your question. You can fly to Dubai via Turkey and you do not have to stay over in Turkey. It is really impossible to tell you beforehand what they will ask. If you are asked about your itinerary by an official in Dubai simply answer truthfully and directly what they are asking you. Just inform them you are a tourist if that is the case for your trip. You should not have to reverse your itinerary since it is not a problem to visit both countries and even less if Israel is not stamping the passport, you are coming from Turkey to Dubai.

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    • Michael on 27 May, 2017 at 6:35 am
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    I am both a Canadian and Israeli citizen and my wife is both German and Israeli. All our passports were issued in Israel. We would like to take a cruise that ends in Abu Dhabi and then fly directly to Jordan. Is this possible because transit from the cruise port to the airport would mean entering the UAE?

    1. You should contact the Embassy about this, because it is a very specific situation. We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

    • Don Mina on 3 August, 2017 at 9:00 am
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    I have a dual citizenship. Israeli and Polish. on my Polish passport its written that i was born in Tel Aviv and that the passport issues in Tel Aviv.
    Can I enter to Dubai?

    1. This is a complicated travel issue and these scenarios of citizenship and access are changing always. We recommend that you contact the nearest consulate in any country for a more direct answer. Alternatively, you can contact George: george@admirablejourneys.com our travel advisor for a fee, he normally works with people to solve very specific travel issues.

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    • Nico on 6 August, 2017 at 3:57 pm
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    Hi there, I’m an Australian working in Qatar. I would like to travel to Israel through a transit route but won’t have time to exit the airport (either Turkey or Jordan). Is this likely to cause problems? I have e-gate for my Qatari residence permit. Also, I would be looking to travel to the UAE again this year. Any advice would be appreciated.

    1. Hi Nico,

      It should not be a problem overall, you may receive some questions about your itineraries overall, but it should not prohibit anything in general. We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

    • Jayashree Kannan on 7 August, 2017 at 5:38 am
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    My husband was working in Israel and me and my daughter had visited Israel for 15 days. So my passport is stamped with Israel visa .

    Now planning a trip to Abudhabi and Baharin. for 5 days. kindly confirm whether I will be given an entry with the current passport.

    1. Hi Jayashree,

      As you can read in the article above it should not be a problem. We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

    • Ana Maria on 23 August, 2017 at 7:05 pm
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    I will travel this year to Israel and Dubai. I need to make sure that I won’t have issues to enter Dubai if I tell them that I was in Israel. Israel Embassy told me that they don’t stamp passports because they use cards but I need to be sure about it because I don’t want to lose money and time.

    • Craig on 23 August, 2017 at 9:15 pm
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    The U.A.E is one of the most open countries in the region. Its other countries you would have a real problem with evidence of travel to Israel. Those for example Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Kuwait, Iran,Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Algeria, Sudan, Their embassies won’t even issue a visa let alone an airline permitting boarding.There are ways of avoiding stamps of Israel in your passport these days, that is entry/exit cards that are given to you on arrival. They’re zapped on the code then away you go. Should you fly into Dubai Intl.Airport,no matter the airline, you will get Gratis Omani Visa on arrival SHOULD THAT BE YOUR NEXT DESTINATION AFTER U.A.E . Entry from any other airport or border post to the U.A.E is exempt in which one will pay a fee for Omani Visa.

    • Johannes on 13 November, 2017 at 8:59 am
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    Hi! I have two Jordanian visa from the Jordanian embassy in Tel Aviv in my passport (needed to have pre-arranged visa) and would like to go to Dubai for a touristic visit. Is this possible? I am German.

    1. It should not be a problem. We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

        • Johannes on 14 November, 2017 at 7:02 am
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    • Jenma merin varghese on 21 December, 2017 at 2:47 pm
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    Am an Indian passport holders & working in Israel.. I have plan to fly my next vacation via dubai to India.. Mostly the people’s travelling via Qatar.. If any other problems to travel via dubai..

    1. Dear Jenma,

      Thanks for your note, we are happy you reached out to us and wish you a lovely trip. There should be no problem with you traveling via Dubai as you are an Indian citizen and flying home. We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

    • Pooja on 10 February, 2018 at 6:20 pm
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    Hi I am an Indian and I travelled to Israel last year. This year I need to travel to Dubai. I have Israel visa stamped on my passport.. will I have any issues traveling to dubai

    1. Hi Pooja

      We do not think it should hinder you from visiting, you may be asked some extra questions but overall it should not be a problem. Have a wonderful trip! We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

      • MANSIJ BISWAS on 31 July, 2018 at 10:59 am
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      hi pooja

      can you please share your experience?

    • Michael on 12 February, 2018 at 9:00 am
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    Hi, I may go to the UAE on business. I have a German passport, but was born in Jerusalem, which is printed clearly in the passport. Not Israel, but Jerusalem. Will that make problems of some sort?

    1. Hi Michael,

      It is difficult to say exactly. You may be asked about it, but it should not pose a problem overall, just be honest and direct in answering questions. As a German national you have the normal expectation to be let in. We wish you a great trip.

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    • MANSIJ BISWAS on 31 July, 2018 at 1:01 pm
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    I intend to travel to Jordan and Israel. I am an Indian citizen. for Indian passport holder, jordan has visa on arrival facility. but i am not having any onward flight from jordan. that i have from israel (tel aviv) back to delhi (india). i plan to travel from jordan to israel by road. will that be a problem in getting the VOA?

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    • Clinton on 20 August, 2018 at 6:08 pm
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    Your messagei have done my visa to Dubai is just to stamp for me at d embassy that is the issue what can I about it

    1. Hello Clinton,

      Sorry we don’t understand your question. Please clarify.
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    • Alex on 14 September, 2018 at 3:13 am
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    Your article was helpful, but I wanted to give you my scenario. I’m planning a trip to Abu Dhabi with my friend, but it’s cheaper to fly into Dubai. I’m American and visited Israel in 2012, and I have a visa stamp in my passport. I wondered if there would be a difficulties going from Dubai to Abu Dhabi by land. I’ve read Sharjah is a bit more strict, and I didn’t know if land travel would be an issue. I understand you may not have an answer regarding my situation.

    1. Hello Alex,

      Once you are inside the Emirates you can move between them freely as there are no borders, there are just different laws you must respect in each one. Once you’ve crossed immigration you will not have to cross again until you exit the country.

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    • Wowie on 16 September, 2018 at 10:49 pm
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    Hi. First of all this forum is really very helpful and thank you. I am working/residing in Abu Dhabi. I will be visiting Israel next week and have booked a flight DXB-istanbul-Tel Aviv and vice versa. With few hours layover in Istanbul going to Tel Aviv and coming back to Dubai. I am afraid the check in counter of the airlines in Dubai will ask me so many questions of my travel to Israel. Would this create alarm to the UAE immigration that I have travelled to Israel though there is no stamping of visa to my passport as an evidence when I come back to the UAE? I am afraid to have a problem entering Dubai when I come back. Pls enligten me.

    1. Hi Wowie,

      Of course you can be asked questions about anything in your travels, but the experience we and many others have had is that you should answer directly and truthfully about your travels and it should not hinder you from entering. Without a stamp in your visa there would not be a record of where you have traveled. Have a great trip.
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    • Alen on 27 September, 2018 at 6:08 am
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    Hi I am an Indian passport holder and I need to travel to Israel for 3 days for a summit and then on return to India i need to travel to UAE after 2 days is there any problem in this.

    1. Dear Alan, Thank you for your question. As many people on here can attest there should not be a problem with this since your passport likely will not be stamped. We will appreciate if you follow us in Facebook and in Twitter

    • Sarah on 31 October, 2018 at 3:16 pm
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    Hi, I will be traveling to Israel then to Jordan, Egypt and Dubai. Although I heard that Ben Gurion Airport doesn’t stamp on your passport, I read that Arava Border DOES stamp on your passport. Can I still enter Dubai with Israel stamp on my passport?

    1. You can still enter Dubai with an Israel stamp in your passport.

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    • Jenma lijo on 5 January, 2019 at 4:23 pm
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    Hi, am an Indian passport holder with Israel working visa.. At present am working in Israel.. My husband is working in dubai.. I would like to visit there.. If any problem to travel or get working visa on dubai with Israel stamp

    1. You should not have a problem as many people who have read and posted here can attest.

    • richard saffern on 20 January, 2019 at 7:48 am
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    is it a problem to travel to dubai on an american passport if it say born in “jerusalem? will there be any issues for a teenager entering with such a passport however the parent has an american passport with born in usa?

    1. Theoretically no, If its a US Passport it is a US passport, there might be some extra questions and its impossible to know every scenario, but likely no problem. Have a wonderful trip and please like us in Facebook

  2. It seems to have been at least a rumor or there was confusion on it several years ago. What we can tell you is that it has not been for many years as we’ve always heard people with Israeli stamps not having an issue.

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  1. […] doesn’t admit travellers who have Israeli stamps in their passports, that widely-held belief has been debunked as a myth, and in any event, any concern about that issue as obsolete since Ben Gurion International Airport […]

  2. […] Was this really an issue? My understanding was that while they don't allow Israeli citizens into the country on Israeli passports, having a stamp from there isn't an issue. http://www.admirablejourneys.com/dubai-with-an-israeli-stamp/ […]

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