Prior to your trip to the UAE, please check your visa requirements and ensure you have a valid visa if required, or if your passport needs to be valid for a specific amount of time. You can apply for visa online and surely your travel agent can assist you with it as well. Passengers on extended duration of transit with valid visas have unlimited opportunities to visit Dubai and enjoy sightseeing for the desired number of hours.
UAE visa upon arrival
30‑day visit eligibility
No advance visa arrangements are required to visit the UAE if you are a passport holder for the following countries below.
Just proceed to immigration, where your passport will be stamped with a 30‑day visit visa absolutely free of charge. Voila!
Andorra | Australia | Brunei | Canada | China (incl Hong Kong and Macau) | Japan | Kazakhstan | Malaysia | Mauritius | Monaco | New Zealand | Republic of Ireland | San Marino | Singapore | Ukraine | UK and Northern Ireland | USA | Vatican City
To qualify for a 90‑day visit visa
The passport holders of the countries below need not fret!
You will be granted multiple entry 90‑day visit visa that’s valid for 6 months from the date of issue for a 90 day stay in total. Passport holders of the European countries mentioned below, are also entitled to apply for a pre‑arranged visit visa if they have consumed the 90 days visa on arrival.
Argentina | Austria | Bahamas Islands | Barbados | Belgium | Brazil | Bulgaria | Chile | Colombia | Costa Rica | Croatia |Cyprus | Czech Republic | Denmark | El Salvador | Estonia | Finland| France | Germany | Greece | Honduras | Hungary | Iceland | Italy |Kiribati | Latvia | Liechtenstein | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Maldives | Malta | Montenegro | Nauru | Netherlands | Norway | Paraguay | Peru | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Russian Federation | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | San Marino | Serbia | Seychelles | Slovakia | Slovenia | Solomon Islands | South Korea | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | Uruguay
To qualify for a 180‑day visit visa
Mexican passport holders are eligible for a multiple entry 180‑day visit visa that’s valid for 6 months from the date of issue, and for a total stay of 180 days.
Nationals of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar & Saudi Arabia) can travel within GCC countries and enter Dubai with their National Identity Card (ID Card).
Dubai immigration procedures
Random eye screening for visitors to Dubai are now conducted for your added safety, by the Immigration Authorities. You will be asked to present a hard copy or a printed version of your visa number confirmation page at the eye screening counter, or pay AED 30 per copy.
Additional documents are required for visitors of the countries mentioned below:
Afghanistan, National ID Card (Tazkira ID) – Iraq, National ID Card – Pakistan, National ID Card – Iran, National ID Card
Dubai transit visa 96 hours
The Dubai transit visa for 96 hours is issued for a fee of AED 50 (USD 13.61) to passengers transiting through the UAE’s airports. Eligible passengers need to apply for the visa in advance through a UAE-based airline. The visa cannot be extended or renewed.
All passengers travelling to Dubai are no longer required to present a COVID‑19 vaccination certificate or perform PCR tests.
Passengers travelling from or through Dubai are only required to fulfil the transit and travel requirements for their final destination.
Passengers facing moderate to severe disabilities
Moderate or severe disability includes developmental disabilities, and or disorders of neurological effects. Passengers with Acute spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Ataxia, Autism spectrum, Bell’s palsy, Brain tumours, Cerebral aneurysm, Cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy and seizures must notify their travel agents.
All other passengers, including those who are hearing and or visually impaired, or physically challenged must hold a negative COVID‑19 RT PCR test certificate as per the requirements.