See Get in section of the UAE page for visa and customs regulations. While Israeli passport holders are not welcome, having Israeli stamps in your passport is not a problem.
If you are traveling from India and are of a nationality for which an advance visa is required, it might be necessary to get an 'Ok to Board' stamp on your tickets and Visa. This is generally arranged by a travel agent. If this has not been done, consult your airline office once you have a visa and airline ticket in your possession.
The Government of Dubai operates a network of buses linking Dubai city with the capitals of the other six emirates of the UAE. The buses run under the name Emirates Express and operate from various bus terminals in Dubai.
To/From Abu Dhabi:Buses operate every 40 minutes from 6.20am from both Dubai's Al Ghubaibah bus station and Abu Dhabi's main bus station. The two-hour journey cost Dh20.
To/from Sharjah:Frequent buses run between Dubai and Sharjah. There are several different routes and buses depart from various bus stations in Dubai including Al Karama, Gold Souq, Baniyas Square, Jebel Ali and Al Ittihad Square. Fares are at Dh7 as of DECEMBER 2010.
To/From Al Ain:Buses operate every hour from both Dubai's Al Ghubaibah bus station. The two-hour journey cost Dh15.
To/from Fujairah:The bus to Fujairah leaves from the Rashidiya Metro station and takes about 3 to 4 hours.
For timetables see the website (http://www.rta.ae/wpsv5/w...).
Dubai's main airport is the Dubai International Airport. You can also enter Dubai by using Sharjah International Airport SHJ in the nearby emirate of Sharjah and Abu Dhabi International Airport AUH in nearby Abu Dhabi. Frequent visitors from countries granted automatic visa on entry may wish to purchase an e-gate card to speed up immigration formalities and save passport pages. The e-gate card office is situated in the upstairs foodcourt area of the terminal 1 departures concourse. The card will cost AED 200. Note: If you intend to buy an e-gate card in Dubai, you must have entered UAE via Dubai airport.
Airlines are often having price wars to glamorous destinations like Dubai and this can work to your advantage by careful planning and comparison of the various airlines serving Dubai. Emirates (http://www.emirates.com) is Dubai's official airline carrier which connects Dubai to over 100 destinations while FlyDubai (http://www.flydubai.com) is Dubai's low-cost carrier. Etihad (http://www.etihadairways.com) has shuttle services from their exclusive check in facility in Sheikh Zayed Rd or Central Business District of Dubai to and from Abu Dhabi Int'l Airport, you can also fly with Sharjah's low-cost carrier; Air Arabia (http://www.airarabia.com) which flies to over 46 destinations within the Middle East.
Dubai is a trading hub for dhows from around the Indian Ocean. Travellers wanting to arrive in the city this way will probably need to make their own arrangements with the captain of the vessel.
Dubai has an international cruise terminal (http://www.definitelyduba...) at Port Rashid. During wintertime Costa Cruises has based one of its cruise ships Costa Luminosa at Dubai.
A boat service by Valfajr Shipping Company (http://www.valfajr.ir) leaves Bandar Lengeh and also Bandar Abbas supposedly every second day and docks in Port Rashid in Dubai, returning the following day. Crossing the Persian Gulf takes roughly 6 hours, and a two way first class ticket costs as of February 2010 US$145 IR 1,450,000 and also two way economy class ticket costs US$122 IR 1,220,000. The ticket includes lunch Iranian style.
Dubai's only international road border is with Oman at Al Wajajah. Expatriate residents of Oman will require an official permit to exit Oman by road. Visitors do not require the permit. There is an OMR 3.000 charge per vehicle to exit Oman and, if returning, retain the charge receipt as it will be required to reenter. Ensure that insurance is valid for the UAE preferably before commencing the journey. Temporary UAE insurance can be purchased at the border for a premium price.
There are also road borders between the neighbouring Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Oman at the Al Burami Oasis which divides the sister cites of Al Ain and Al Burami, Oman.