Airport to Airport visa change

Introducing Dubai Visa Change Via Dubai Terminal 1 & 2

The United Arab Emirates has become a favorite among holiday seekers and individuals aiming to work abroad. With around 15.8 million tourists visiting each year and a population of which almost 80% are expatriates, UAE has a huge influx in all its airports. Dubai is one of the most preferred cities in UAE because of its modern vibe, multi-cultural ethos and various attractions/entertainment options. Due to the variety of things to do and experience travelers wish to extend their stay in Dubai. But, if tourists wished to extend their stay in Dubai and had to renew their visas via the old procedure, they will have to exit the country, wait a month and then reapply. This is just a waste of time and money. To make it easy for the many tourists who decide to extend their stay, the UAE government had allowed visa extensions that could be made effective immediately by flying out of the country from Sharjah airport to Oman or Kuwait and then flying back within a day. But, what if one doesn’t want to leave Dubai and go to Sharjah for this process?

Arooha strives to make everything easier for travel-oriented individuals. In partnership with Gulf Air & Salam Air, we can provide our customers with a renewed visa obtained through a seamless process known as the Dubai Visa Change. For those of you who don’t know what it is, keep reading. Our blog is full of vital information that will help you out.

To this date, UAE is the only Middle Eastern country which permits its visitors with a visa extension option that can be affective within a day. If the purpose of extension is holiday travel, travelers can choose to extend with a 14-day short-term, a 30-day tourist/visit visa or a 90-day long-term visa.

Airport to Airport Visa Change Dubai

This process has various advantages for the traveler and is all the rage with travelers who want to extend their stay in UAE. Statistics show that roughly 30% of travelers extend their visas and around 95% of them prefer renewing it this way. Keep reading to find out the procedure, flight timings, necessary documents and how you can benefit with this service.


1700 AED 90 Days and 1200 AED 30 Days

What is included in the Visa Change Dubai package?

This package is inclusive of the visa fee, the cost of a round ticket to Bahrain or Oman and tax.

The eligibility criteria are:

1. The Individual should possess a valid UAE tourist visa.
2. The individual should be a citizen or national of an eligible country listed by Arooha.

What is the procedure for an Airport to airport Dubai Visa Change?

Departure from Dubai, UAE

  1. Purchase the Dubai Visa change package from Arooha.
  2. Arooha will issue the ticket to Bahrain or Oman  
  3. Try and be at the airport a minimum of 3 hours prior to your flying time 
  4. Proceed to Terminal 1 & 2 of Dubai Airport, head to the Gulf Air Counter or Salam Air Counter and show them your ticket and passport. You will also be given your boarding pass.
  5. Make your way to the immigration counter for a bio metric eye scan after which the ‘exit’ seal will be stamped on your passport. If the individual has an expired visa or has overstayed all charges and fines must be paid
  6. WhatsApp the exit stamp to the Arooha Visa agent responsible of your visa renewal. This step is important and should not be missed in any way
  7. Be at the boarding gate a minimum of 90 minutes prior to scheduled departure. Board the flight.

Arrival at Bahrain or Oman 

Disembark from the flight & get connected wifi in the airport of Bahrain or Oman. Than proceed waiting area and check with us the visa status and be connected via WhatsApp. Then we will be sending the approved visa copy via WhatsApp than go to Gulf Air or Salam Air Counter. Show the visa copy to the counter staff and they will issue a boarding pass. 


  1. Upon arrival at Bahrain or Oman International Airport, check with your agent about the visa status.
  2. If your visa is still being processed, spend some leisure time in the airport food court or waiting area until your gent gets back to you about the status of your visa.
  3. Upon receiving news of your visa approval proceed to Gulf Air or Salam Air counter and collect your boarding pass
  4. And Board the flight 

Arrival at Dubai International Airport 

  1. Disembark from the flight & head towards immigration for the normal exit procedure 
  2. A biometric eye scan will be performed and the ‘entry’ seal stamped on your passport.
  3. Now you can exit Dubai airport an enjoy your extended stay.

What is the processing duration for a Dubai visa change visa to get approved?

The visas usually take between 6 to 48 hours to get approved. Sending the immigration stamp to your agent before 10.00 am can speed up this process.

What are the supporting documents needed for a successful Dubai Visa Change?

The required documents are:

  1. Clear scan of applicant’s personal details page and last page. (passport should have a validity of at least 6 months)
  2. Clear passport size color photo with white background.
  3. Gurranter residence visa page copy.

Flight Timings

Ticket type: Economy Class
Flying days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (Depends on the availability)

Advantages of Arooha’s Dubai visa change package

The traveler who books our Dubai visa change package will experience the following advantages:

How can I extend my tourist visa without a Dubai Visa change?

Effective from 1st January 2017, tourist visas are no longer extended due to the misuse of tourist visas by individuals seeking for jobs in the UAE. If you want to lengthen your stay in UAE, you must opt for a Dubai Visa change or an airport to airport Visa change Sharjah.

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Has the UAE government approved the Dubai visa change for visa renewal?

Yes, the UAE government is conscious of the percentage of visitors who require a visa extension. Previously, visa extension procedures were lengthy, expensive and time consuming due to the rules that governed the visas. Most visas necessitated the holder to leave the UAE to their home country/residing country before applying for a new visa. This expensive and time-wasting process has been easily shortened to the Dubai visa change procedure.

What is the Dubai Visa Change service?

The Dubai visa change service is a hassle-free renewal procedure for tourist visas. This process allows the individual to renew or extend their 30 or 90-day visa in just a day. This is facilitated by the individual exiting Dubai and staying at Bahrain airport until the visa is issued and fly back to Dubai within the same day.

From where does the Dubai visa change procedure take place?

The Dubai visa change procedure begins at Terminal 1 & 2 of Dubai International Airport.

Which visas are renewable with the Dubai Visa Change service?

The visas that can be renewed are the 30-day tourist and 90-day long term visas.

Does the Dubai Visa Change have an express service?

This is an express procedure as it reduces the period of visa processing and renewal from 2 days to 1 day.

Can we choose a Dubai Visa Change by bus rather than flying?

No, it is not possible to do this process via road.

Can I request a Dubai Visa Change without exit from Dubai?

This option is only allowed for individuals visiting UAE for medical treatment and hospitalization. This service requires the individual to submit all medical certificates and proof that the individual can’t travel.