Visitor's Visa Information for the United Arab Emirates
The requirements of obtaining a tourism
visa to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
and its seven emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai,
Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah,
and Fujairah) are
that your passport is valid
for at least 6 months before your arrival.
Below is a list of tourism visas that travellers
can obtain in order to enter the UAE.
visas are the most common tourism visa
issued to visitors to the United Arab Emirates.
The visa is a 30-day visa that is issued
to individuals intending to spend less
than 30 days in the UAE and who are unable
to obtain a visit visa. A tourist visa
can be issued by the hotel that you are
staying in or through a local travel company.
The visa normally takes a week to be issued,
but it can also be issued urgently within
2 to 3 working days.
visas are issued to individuals intending
to stay over 30 days in the United Arab
Emirates. The list below contains countries
that don't require a visit visa before
entering the UAE, and can obtain visa on
arrival at an airport, border, or entry
point, which is valid for 60 days.
in America & Others
in the Middle East
GCC residents with high level professions (managers, doctors, engineers, etc) can also obtain a visit visa on arrival. Alternatively, a visit visa can be applied for through a tourist company.
Service Visas (Entry Service Permit)
A service visa is a 14-day visa that can be issued by a United Arab Emirates hotel or tourist company, intending for visitors who plan to spend less than 2 weeks in the UAE.
Other Tourism Visas
visa is a 4-day (96 hour) visa that
can be utilized by transit travellers who
would like to spend their transit hours or days outside of a UAE aiport terminal. A transit visa can be issued to
individuals who have a valid ticket for
an onward flight by any airline that has
an office within the the United Arab Emirates. The transit visa can be applied for at the transit airport or through the airlines at a cost of around Dhs. 250 (US$ 70).