Kindly check your visa requirements and make sure you have a valid visa if needed, or if your passport needs to be valid for a minimum period. Please note that holders of non‑standard passports and travel documents may also have different entry requirements.

Below is the list of the countries that are entitled to a 30-days visa exemption. If you are a passport holder of one of these countries, no advance visa arrangements are required to visit the UAE.

Andorra Australia Brunei Canada China
Hong Kong Japan Kazakhstan Macau Malaysia
Mauritus Monaco New Zealand Republic of Ireland San Marino
Singapore Ukraine United Kingdom and Northern Ireland United States of America Vatican City

Meanwhile, if you are a passport holder of one of the below countries or territories, your passport will be stamped with a multiple entry 90-day visit visa that's valid for 6 months from the date of issue, and for a stay of 90 days in total. Citizens of the below European countries are also entitled to apply for a pre‑arranged visit visa if their 90-day visa on arrival has been fully utilized.

Argentina Austria Bahamas Islands Barbados Belguim
Brazil Bulgaria Chile Columbia Costa Rica
Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark El Salvador
Estonia Finland France Germany Greece
Honduras Hungary Iceland Italy Kiribati
Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuana Luxembourg Maldives
Malta Montenegro Nauru Netherlands Norway
Paraguay Peru Poland Portugal Romania
Russian Federation Saint Vicent and the Geradines San Marino Serbia Seychelles
Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Island South Korea Spain
Sweden Switzerland Uruguay

If you hold a Mexican passport, you’re eligible for a multiple entry 180-day visit visa that's valid for 6 months from the date of issue, and for a stay of 180 days in total. As of 29 April 2016, GCC residence permit holders will need to apply for a UAE visa before arriving in Dubai.

As of 1 May 2017, Indian nationals holding a normal passport valid for a minimum of six months from the arrival date, and a visit visa or green card issued by the USA which is valid for a minimum of six months, or holding a UK or EU residence, can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 14 days.
You can apply for your prearranged UAE visa online. The online visa application service is available for residents and nationals of many countries around the world. Here are the list of required documents that you need to secure:

●   Colored photograph of applicant
●   Colored copy of applicant's passport. The passport must be valid for at least three months.
●   The original application form
●   Copy of the plane ticket
●   Additional documents like the National ID Card are required for visitors coming from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Iran.

Dubai Immigration Procedures
As an added security measure, Immigration Authorities at Dubai International Airport are now
conducting random eye screening for visitors to Dubai.
Visitors asked to proceed for eye screening are required to present a hard copy of their visa or a
printed version of the visa number confirmation page at the screening counter. If you do not have
a copy with you, a charge of AED 30 per copy applies ‑ payable only in AED.
You may visit below useful links to know more on how to get a UAE Visa:


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