Visa Information

The kind of visa that you require for entry into the UAE depends on several different factors such as your nationality:

GCC Citizens

If you are a national citizen of a GCC country, you do not require a visa to visit the UAE. You will simply need to produce your GCC country passport or ID card upon arrival at the point of entry into the UAE.

GCC Residents

GCC residents who are not GCC nationals but who have a high professional status such as company managers, business people, auditors, accountants, doctors, engineers, pharmacists, or employees working in the public sector, their families, drivers and personal staff sponsored by them, are eligible for a non-renewable 30-day visa upon arrival at the approved ports of entry.

Citizens of the Following Countries Can Obtain Entry Visas at any UAE Airport:

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic , Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America , Vatican City.

It should be noted that this list may vary slightly from time to time and it is therefore best to check with your local UAE embassy or the airline that you are using to fly to the UAE.

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Visa Information

Obtaining Visa Prior to your Travel:

Should your passport not fall into any of the above three categories you will need to arrange a visa prior to your travel commencing. Hotels, tourist companies, and UAE airliners can apply on your behalf for a tourist visa (valid for 30 days).

Should you have further inquiries please contact the committee at 

For further details on visiting UAE, you can visit :

The UAE Government Official Portal, Visiting the UAE.

United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Visa Information

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