Travelling to Vietnam from UAE

Thanks to intensive friendship and extensive cooperative relationship between Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam have recently become one of the most popular destinations for travelers from UAE. For UAE citizens who have a plant to visit Vietnam, following is some instruction for UAE travelers about how to travel Vietnam from UAE.

  1. Vietnam visa from UAE

Before visiting Vietnam, applying for a visa is mandatory required for all citizens of UAE. Vietnam visa can be obtained at Embassy of Vietnam in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) or via Vietnam visa on arrival.

You can come in person to apply for visa at Vietnam Embassy. For further details about procedure, fee and processing time, please contact directly with the Embassy as information below:

Vietnam Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • Address: Villa No: 1, Street 23, Sector 21, Al Mushrif area, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, UAE
  • Tel: + 971-2 449 6720 /+ 971-2 449 6710
  • Fax: + 971-2 449 6730
  • Email: vnemb1 @
  • Working Hours: 08:00 to 14:00 from Sunday to Thursday

Another option is Vietnam visa on arrival which is considered as more convenient and simpler to get a visa. After filling the simple online application form, you will receive the visa approval letter from Vietnam Immigration Department to pick up visa stamped upon arrival at international airport of Vietnam. For further information, please check out Vietnam visa requirements for UAE citizens carefully.

  1. Flight

At present, there are many airlines such as Jet Airways, Etihad Airways, Vietnam Airlines, etc. providing direct flights and indirect flights from UAE to Vietnam. The sooner you book your flight, the lower price you will have to pay. According to the figure of Farecompare, time to get the cheapest flight is 90 days before your trip and the cheapest day to fly from Abu Dhabi to Hanoi is Sunday so please be noted.


The cheapest flights can be around 421$ (in 2017)

  1. Food in Vietnam

Vietnam cuisine is diversity from ingredients, color to the way of cooking. If you are a Islam, you can choose to enjoy some local specialties such as Pho Bo (The basic bowl consists of the broth made from beef bone flavored with ginger and coriander and the thin soft noodles), Banh Xeo (made of been sprouts, prawns, boiled pork, taro and carrot, etc), Cha Ca and so on

  1. Transportation in Vietnam

In order to travel around, taxi is popular for most travelers. If you choose to travel by taxi, please be noted that cabs are metered to avoid scam. Another mean of transportation is motorbike taxi (xe om), you should bargain hard to get the best deal. At present, Uber and Grab is also very common for its convenience. Apart from taxi, there are public transportations such as cyclos, local buses and minibuses as well as sleeper buses and trains for long distance travels. You can also discover Vietnam by renting a car or motorbike. All you need is an International Driving License with fee about 150,000 VND.

Hope that information above will help you arrange your Vietnam perfect trip ahead. Welcome to the lovely country!