Recommendations for Vietnamese fans travelling to UAE to cheer on national squad at Asian Cup 2019

Saturday, 2019-01-05 16:14:24
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Representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy and Vietnamese football supporters in the UAE at Abu Dhabi International Airport waiting for the arrival of the Vietnamese national squad on the morning of January 4. (Photo: Vietnam Football Federation)
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NDO – The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has paid some attention to Vietnamese fans who plan to travel to the UAE to cheer on the national team competing at the Asian Cup 2019.

>>> National squad arrive in UAE to kick start 2019 Asian Cup campaign

The tournament will officially start this evening and run until February 1, and the Vietnam team will kick off their opening game on January 8.

To ensure the security and safety for Vietnamese fans in the UAE, the Vietnamese Embassy in the West Asian country recommends that fans buy tickets through the official website of the Organising Committee at

In addition, it is necessary to bring proper luggage, clothes, personal belongings and necessary documents, while preserving them carefully, especially personal identification documents. Passport must be valid for more than six months.

Vietnamese fans should also behave and support their team in a civilised manner and with politeness, while restraining themselves and avoiding extreme/provocative behaviour in order to avoid conflicts with international fans and negatively affect the Vietnamese image.

They are also urged to strictly obey the local laws and respect Emirati customs and practices, including dressing smartly and discreetly, not using alcohol in public place, not going out when drinking alcohol, and smoking only in the allowed areas.

In case of emergency support, Vietnamese fans can contact the hotline of the Vietnamese Embassy in the UAE at +971.501.299,789, situated at Villa 147, Salama bint Butti (Street 23), Al Mushirif, Abu Dhabi; or the Vietnamese Citizen Protection Hotline at +84.981.84.84.84, or the UAE's emergency telephone number 999 (police, ambulance).