Your guide to applying for a visa to the UAE

The kind of visa you need to enter the UAE depends on several factors such as your nationality, the purpose of your planned visit and its duration. Currently, citizens of 47 countries apart from the GCC nations, can get visa on arrival.

Citizens of the following countries do not require advance visa arrangements to enter the UAE and can obtain a visa upon arrival for 90 days:

France

Iceland

Italy

Norway

Holland

Germany

Sweden

Austria

Finland

Liechtenstein

Belgium

Greece

Luxembourg

Poland

Switzerland

Estonia

Portugal

Malta

Spain

Cyprus

Denmark

Croatia

Slovenia

Romania

Slovakia

Bulgaria

Czech Republic

Hungary

Lithuania

Latvia

Please note:

  • Citizens of the countries listed above can obtain a visa upon arrival for 90 days from the date of entry with their normal passports.
  • It is not possible to extend this visa.
  • Passports should be normal and valid for more than six months.
  • The visa holder can use the 90-day visa upon arrival to be consumed within 180 days from first entry.

Citizens of the following countries do not require advance visa arrangements to enter the UAE and can obtain a visa upon arrival for 30 days with a 10-day grace period:

Andorra

China

Malaysia

Singapore

Australia

Hong Kong

Monaco

South Korea

Brunei

Ireland

New Zealand

The Vatican

Canada

Japan

San Marino

United States

United Kingdom

Please note:

  • Citizens of the countries listed above can obtain a visa upon arrival for 30 days from the date of entry with their normal passports.
  • The visa is extendable and the total validity, if extended, would be 60 days from the date of entry.
  • Passports should be normal and valid for more than six months.
  • This visa is considered a multi-entry visa, which allows the visa holder to consume the 30-day visa validity regardless of whether the visa holder is inside or outside the UAE. Any number of days the visa holder stays outside the UAE would be calculated from the 40-day validity of the visa.
  • Visitors can contact the AMER service call centre at 8005111 to check the validity of their visas.

Visit Dubai.ae official website of Dubai Government for more information.