Visa Rules & Regulations
Tourist Visas to Dubai
A special category of visas under the Visit Visa type is a Tourist
Visa, which can be obtained for individual tourists from: East and West
Europe, Turkey, Bulgaria, Poland, Ukraine, Albania, Russia, the Hellenic
Republic, St Kitts-Navis, St Lucia, Mexico, Cuba, Bermuda, Belize,
Guyana, French Guiana, Martinique, Antigua and Barbuda, St Vincent,
Kingston, Palao other non-defined American nationalities, Thailand,
South Africa, Singapore, China, Malta, Cyprus.
The Tourist Visa entitles its holder to a 30 day stay and is
non-renewable. The Tourist Visa requires the sponsorship of hotels and
tour operators who bring in visitors from the above listed countries.
The fee is Dhs 100. There is also a fee of Dhs 10 for visa
delivery service by DANATA. Hotels, hotel apartments, tour operators,
travel agents and airlines may not levy supplementary charges or
processing fees in excess of Dhs 50/- for arranging visas for
- There are several types of visas for visitors to Dubai.
- Nationals of the following Countries do not require Visas to enter
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Denmark,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holand, Hong Kong, Iceland,
Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtain, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, New
Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea,
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of
Should your country not be listed above please check with your
nearest UAE Embassy/Consulate for any updates
- A penalty charge of Dh 100 per day is imposed on visitors who
- For nationalities that require a sponsor, airlines may seek
confirmation that the sponsor is holding a valid visa for the
Citizens of the Arab Gulf Co-operation Council member states (Bahrain,
Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia) do not need a visa.
AGCC expatriate residents who meet certain conditions may obtain a
non-renewable 30-day visa upon arrival at the
approved ports of entry. Visitors who are businessmen, company managers
or representatives, auditors, accountants, doctors, engineers or
employees working in the public sector, their family members and drivers
and servants sponsored by them are eligible for this visa. Employees
from the labour and servant categories are not eligible for this type of
Citizens of Western Europe and Pacific Rim
Citizens of UK (with the right of abode in the United Kingdom), France,
Italy, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria,
Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Spain,
Monaco, Vatican City, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, USA,
Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia,
South Korea and holders of Hong Kong SAR passports will be granted a
free of charge for One Entry Visit visa on arrival in the UAE.
Currently, it has been decided to postpone the implementation of the
new regulation as far as Cyprus is concerned. The visa enables them to
stay for 60 days. The visa is renewable for a total stay of 90 days for
a fee of Dhs 500.
Entry Service Permit
An Entry Service Permit applies to the following categories and
their families accompanying them: company managerís representatives,
sales managers, account auditors, delegations from companies or
establishments to carry out a commercial activity in the UAE, enquirers
requested by any of the establishments/companies operating in the UAE
assumed to carry out an urgent task. Such visa is also availed to
nationalities authorised to obtain a tourist visa, as per the
Ministerial Council's decision.
This visa is valid for use within 14 days from the date of issue.
The duration of stay is 14 days from date of entry, exclusive of
arrival and departure days. It is non-renewable.
In order to complete the application, the sponsor will require the
visitorís date of arrival and flight details, and a photocopy of the
first few pages of the visitorís passport which should be valid for at
least three months. This type of entry permit will only be issued as
urgent at a fee of Dhs 220 .
The Entry Service Permit holder may enter and depart the
U.A.E through any airport.
The Visit Visa applies to tourists who wish to spend
more than 14 days in Dubai, those coming for family visits as well as
those on long-term business visits.
It requires the sponsorship of any
U.A.E. resident or any company or hotel licensed to operate within the
U.A.E. A refundable DH 2,000 guarantee from expatriates who wish to
sponsor distant relatives is imposed.
This visa is valid for entry within
two months from its date of issue.
The Visit Visa is valid for 60 days
and is renewable for a total stay of up to 90 days. A fee of Dhs 500 is
charged for this renewal.
In order to complete the application,
the sponsor will require the visitorís date of arrival and arrival
details and a photocopy of the first few pages of the visitorís
passport, which must be valid for at least three months. There is a fee
of Dhs 100 for obtaining a visit visa. There is also a fee of Dhs 10 for
visa delivery service by DNATA. Hotels, hotel apartments, tour
operators, travel agents and airlines may not levy supplementary charges
or processing fees in excess of Dhs 50/- for arranging visas for
The Visit Visa holder may enter and
leave the country through any port of entry in the U.A.E.