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Individuals who are looking for a tourist visa to visit Dubai need to provide the following documentation:
Depending on the particular applicant, authorities may request any other documents in addition to those listed above. In such situations, it is critical to have all additional relevant information on hand.
How many days will it take to process my visa?
Once accepted, visa applications require a minimum of 2 - 3 working days to process and may take longer
Is the visa application fee refundable if it has been rejected?
No, the visa application fee is non-refundable in all cases, including if the visa application is rejected
What should be the validity on my passport?
For tourist visa, the passport should be valid for at least six months from the date of travel
How will I receive my UAE visa?
Your Dubai tourist visa will be sent to the email address provided at the start of the application process or sent via WhatsApp
According to Emirates News Agency (WAM), immigration authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) solicited applications for five-year multiple-entry tourist visas to enter the nation on Wednesday.
The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced that all nationalities will now be eligible for the visa. Expatriate families and business travelers can visit the UAE as often as they like over the course of five years. Each visit to the country can last up to 90 days, with the option to extend it for another 90 days. To apply for a visa through ICA, applicants must spend Dh650. Those that are interested should apply through the ICA website.
Citizens like Canada, UK, USA, China 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 for extension.
Citizens like France, Netherland, Germany do not require advance visa arrangements to enter the UAE and can obtain a visa upon arrival for 90 days:
can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 14 days provided that the visas or the green card is valid for at least six months from the date of arrival into the UAE.
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Before you book
Check if you need a visa. Depending on your nationality you can get a visa on arrival, or you can apply for your prearranged visit visa from Dubai Immigration before you travel.
Before you travel
GDRFA or ICA approval is not required for tourists travelling to the UAE.
Passengers arriving from the following countries must follow specific protocols:
Requirements for passengers from these countries arriving in Dubai or using Dubai connect
For passengers travelling to Dubai as their final destination from Nigeria, travel is currently not possible as there is no rapid PCR testing facilities at the airport.
Requirements for all passengers arriving in Dubai
All passengers travelling to Dubai from any point of origin (GCC countries included) must hold a negative COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure, except for travel from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia (for which specific requirements are stated above). Please see the requirements for travel from India below.
The certificate must be a Reverse Transcription‑Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT‑PCR) test. Other test certificates including antibody tests, NHS COVID Test certificates, Rapid PCR tests and home testing kits are not accepted in Dubai. Travellers must bring an official printed or digital certificate in English or Arabic to check in – SMS certificates are not accepted. PCR certificates in other languages are acceptable if they can be validated at the originating station.
COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test certificates must be issued by an authorised facility in the passenger's departure country. Certificates that have already been presented for travel to another destination can't be used for re‑entry even if they are still within the validity period.
For passengers arriving from the following countries, it is mandatory that the COVID‑19 PCR report includes a QR code linked to the original report for verification purposes. The QR code must be presented at check‑in and to representatives of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) upon arrival in Dubai airports: Indonesia, Sudan, Lebanon, Egypt and Ethiopia.
Indian Nationals with a normal passport who are travelling to or from India via Dubai can obtain a visa on arrival in Dubai for a maximum stay of 14 days provided they:
have a visitor visa or a green card issued by the Unites States, or
a residence visa issued by the United Kingdom or European Union
The visa issued by United States, United Kingdom or European Union has to be valid for a minimum of 6 months
Test on arrival
Passengers arriving in Dubai from the following countries will be required to take another COVID‑19 PCR test on arrival at Dubai International airport:
Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Poland, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Russia, Senegal, Slovakia, Somaliland, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
UAE nationals are exempt from taking a COVID‑19 PCR test before departing for Dubai. They must be tested on arrival in Dubai, irrespective if they are holding a valid negative COVID‑19 RT‑PCR certificate from the point of origin.
This is also applicable for:
Passengers accompanying a 1st degree UAE nationals' relative or domestic workers
Domestic workers escorting a UAE national sponsor during travel.
Children under the age of 12 and passengers who have a moderate or severe disability are exempt from taking a COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test.
Moderate or severe disability includes neurological disorders and intellectual or developmental disabilities. For example: Acute spinal cord injury, Alzheimer's disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Ataxia, Autism spectrum, Bell's palsy, Brain tumours, Cerebral aneurysm, Cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy and seizures.
All other passengers, including those who are visually impaired, hearing impaired or physically challenged must hold a negative COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test certificate as per the requirements.
There may be specific test exemptions in your country of origin and final destination. Please check the requirements before you travel.
COVID‑19 testing laboratories:
The UAE government has specified designated laboratories. You can either use the recommended laboratories in the list or any trusted and certified laboratories in your country of origin to get your COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test.
If you are flying from India, Pakistan, Nigeria or Bangladesh , you must get your certificate from one of the labs listed in the designated laboratories document to be accepted on the flight.
When you arrive
You may need to take another COVID‑19 PCR test on arrival. If you take a test at the airport, you must remain in your hotel or residence until you receive the test result.
If the test result is positive, you will be required to undergo isolation and follow the Dubai Health Authority guidelines.
You must also download the COVID19 – DXB Smart App iOS‑Android
Given the numerous choices available, it's easy to become unsure as to which visa is the best fit for one's needs. Visitors use both Visit Visas and Tourist Visas, although each serves a different function. The significant distinctions between them are shown in the table below:
Here are some possible causes for your Dubai visa application being denied:
For those planning a trip to Dubai, an online tourist e-Visa application is now available. The stages of applying for a Dubai tourist visa are outlined here.
Y-Axis can assist you with your Dubai tourist visa application by filling out the e-visa application form and supporting you with the necessary documentation that must be submitted with your e-Visa application.