Half of UAE residents have never bought travel insurance before going on holiday, a new poll from Souqalmal.com found on Wednesday.

While 50 per cent never purchased travel cover, 26 per cent said they only bought a policy occasionally, according to the survey of 600 people from the UAE financial comparison website.

Here is what Ambareen Musa, Founder & CEO of Souqalmal.com, had to say.

Souqalmal founder and chief executive, Ambareen Musa, said travellers should not take the risk of having no cover in place. “With travel insurance policies starting from as low as Dh20, it’s a small price to pay for getting covered against all kinds of travel risks and accidents, from poolside slips to stolen belongings and cancelled trips. Adequate coverage can save you thousands of dirhams in financial consequences of travel mishaps.”

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