Visa is needed to enter the UAE, however, visa is on arrival is granted if you are from one of these countries.
- GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.
- Western Europe, North America, Far East and Australasia: United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Spain, Monaco, Vatican City, Iceland, Andorra, San Mario, Malta, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Cyprus, Leichtensiun, USA, Canada, Japan, Brunel, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand.
Do check the visa rules on the General Directorate of Residency & Foreigner Affairs website as they are subject to change. Confirm it with your airline, the General Directorate of Residency & Foreigner Affairs and/or Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
How to get visa for Dubai
If you need a visa, it is advisable to apply before your arrival in UAE. Check the cost and process for applying with the Dubai Department of Naturalisation and Residency or call 800 5111.
For details regarding visas on arrival, visit the Dubai Department of Naturalisation and Residency visa office in Terminal 3 arrivals near Entrance 1, which is open 24 hours.
Duration of the visa
A short-term tourist visa lasts 30 days from the time of entry. A long-term last 90 days.