If you travel to Dubai you don’t need required vaccinations although some are recommended. Such as vaccination against DTP (diphtheria, tetanus and polio) and hepatitis A (infectious jaundice). If you have not had any measles or vaccination against measles, you are advised to take a MMR vaccination.
Vaccination against hepatitis A is one that is being questioned by many people and is recommended especially thanks to the lobby of the drug manufacturers. Hepatitis is very rare in the United Arab Emirates and can be well prevented by taking precautionary measures. For example, regular washing of your hands, especially after a visit to the toilet.
Hepatitis A is caused by bad hygiene, contaminated food or water and / or bad sanitation. Anyone who goes on holiday in Dubai and stays mainly in the city itself will not have to deal with it. In fact, many restaurants and hotels are cleaner than in many Spanish or Turkish seaside resorts and clean drinking water is more than enough available in Dubai.
For stays longer than three months in Dubai, it is recommended to take vaccinations against typhoid fever, hepatitis B and rabies. If in doubt about a vaccination, always contact your doctor.
Do you want to be sure and you would like to get the recommended vaccinations for your trip go to a branch of the Municipal or Common Health Service, the home vaccination organization or a special vaccination agency.
Malaria in Dubai
In Dubai there is no malaria so you do not need to take any preventive medicines or pills. Keep in mind that if you use Dubai as a stop-over destination for your holiday to any country in Asia you have a chance that you should start taking malaria pills in Dubai.