Tips to Handle Common Travel Related Emergencies
Irrespective of whether you are traveling within the UAE or going abroad, unexpected events can occur and create an emergency. Most travelers are prone to panic when they are faced with an emergency, but that shouldn’t be the case. You should be prepared for any problems that you may encounter with a level-headed minded to resolve the same without any added troubles. In this write-up, we’ll be sharing some useful solutions to help you tackle common travel-related emergencies without any panic.
Did You Get Sick?
You might be as fit as a fiddle, but even the healthiest among us can get sick if they encounter something unfamiliar while traveling. Food poisoning and flu are two of the most common illness that travelers face during long trips. If you are going aboard or coming into the UAE as a tourist, it’s always good to get travel insurance before the journey. If you are suffering from mild-sickness such as flu or cold, your first stop should be to a local pharmacy and get the necessary medication. In case the situation becomes severe, you can either visit a hospital or call an ambulance if you are unable to travel by yourself.
Lost Your Passport?
You may feel as if the world turned upside down when you find that your passport is missing. The first thing you should do is to report the passport as missing or stolen. Secondly, contact the respective Embassy or consulate and initiate the procedure to acquire a duplicate passport. You should receive your new passport in little to no time.
An Accident with Your Rental Car?
In the UAE, it is necessary to contact the police immediately after an accident has occurred. Before that, move yourself and other passengers within the vehicle to a safe distance away from the car. To claim insurance, all renters are required to produce a police report.
Lost Your Glasses?
If you are not someone that is dependent on glasses to see properly, then this tip does not apply to you. However, if you are someone who needs glasses to see, then we strongly advise you to carry an extra pair with you during your travels. Additionally, if you have time on your hand, you also choose to buy a new one or even get the damaged one repaired.
Lost Your Phone?
As mentioned previously, if you lose something valuable during your travels, it is essential to report it to the police immediately. Smartphones have become an integral part of our day-to-day life, and if you were to lose it during your travel, then the chances are you also lost all the travel-related information that you saved in them, along with emergency contacts. Apart from reporting it stolen, also reach out to the phone carrier and disable the SIM card.
Required Documents to Rent a Car
Original Passport or Copy (Residents)
UAE Resident ID Card
UAE Driving License
Original Passport or Copy
Stamped Visa Copy
A Valid International Driving License