According to the Ministry of Health and Community Protection, the first case has been detected in an African woman coming from an African country through an Arab nation.
The woman has been isolated, while those who had been in contact with her were also traced and isolated.
The woman had not shown any symptoms but her condition was being monitored, the ministry notified.
The ministry further added that the woman had been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in accordance with UAE protocols and that all measures were in place to protect public health.
The UAE has already suspended the entry of travellers from several countries in response to the variant.