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UAE visa rules

If you travel to the UAE you have to arrange your entry visa. There are different conditions how to get your visa depending on your nationality and purpose of your vist.

Nationality categories

Your nationality is one of the main factor how to arrange your visa to the UAE.

UAE national and GCC residents

You don't need visa to entry to the UAE. Just present your passport at the immigration control upon your arrival to the UAE.

National citizens of the following countries:

UK(with the right of abode in UK), France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Spain, Monaco, Vatican, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and holders of Hong Kong SAR passports will get their entry visa free of charge upon arrival to the UAE. Just present your passport at the immigration control.

Any other nationals

You need arrange your entry visa before your arrival to the UAE. Please note, that most of the airlines will require to present copy of your visa before you will be allowed to board of the aircraft.

You need sponsor to issue your visa to the UAE. Sponsors may be:

Tourist visa

Tourist visa to the UAE can be issued 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, Jamaica, Palao other non-defined American nationalities, Thailand, South Africa, Singapore, China, Malta, Cyprus.

Tourist visa requires sponsorship of hotels or travel company. Most of the hotels are not accepting direct arranging of visas as they are not allowed to apply any additional fee (as per the UAE law).

Service visa

Service visa can be issued by Travel companies or local companies for visitors who arrive repeatetly for short stays (not over 16 days).

Transit visa

Passengers traveling to other countries and stopping at Dubai International Airport for 8 - 96 hours can apply for transit visa.
Conditions for transit visas:

  • Airlines can be sponsor only (Sinimar is official partner of Marhaba and that's why can arrange Transit visa)
  • Applicants must have confirmed onward flight to 3 destination
  • Passport must be valid at least for 3 months
  • Citizens of Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Niger and Yemen are not eligible to apply for transit visa
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