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Dubai Visa​

Dubai is a popular travel destination for its world-class tourist attractions, business centers, culture and cuisine, global events, and international travel hub.

The Dubai visa is an electronic document that allows the holder to travel to and stay in the United Arab Emirates for a certain period of time. Different types of Dubai visas are issued for short or long lengths of stay, depending on the reason for the trip. Visitors can therefore stay in the United Arab Emirates either for a short period of 30 days or a long period of 60 days on a Dubai visa. All Dubai visas have a 60-day validity period from the date of visa issuance until entry into Dubai, with the exception of transit visas, which are valid for 30 days.

In an effort to boost tourism, business, employment, and family stability, Dubai now offers new types of self-sponsored entry visas. These self-sponsored Dubai visas are available to all foreign nationals and can be applied for online. Such Dubai visas include the Dubai golden visa, Dubai green residency permits, and the Dubai 5-year tourist visa, which allows a stay for up to 90 days per visit and is extendable for another 90 days.

Who needs to apply for a Dubai visa?

For traveling to Dubai, citizens of the GCC can enter Dubai visa-free and are only required to show their passport or national ID at a UAE point of entry. Some foreign nationals can enter Dubai and obtain a Dubai visa on arrival, allowing a stay of 30 or 90 days in Dubai.

If you are a foreign national from the following countries, then you must apply for a Dubai visa, prior to traveling to Dubai:

Afghanistan Dominican Republic Laos Sao Tome & Principe
Albania East Timor Lebanon Senegal
Algeria Ecuador Lesotho Sierra Leone
Angola Egypt Liberia Sint Maarten
Anguilla Equatorial Guinea Libya Somalia
Antigua & Barbuda Eritrea Macedonia South Africa
Armenia Ethiopia Madagascar South Sudan
Azerbaijan Faroe Islands Malawi Sri Lanka
Bangladesh Fiji Mali Sudan
Belarus Gabon Marshall Islands Suriname
Belize Gambia Mauritania Swaziland (Eswatini)
Benin Ghana Micronesia Syria
Bermuda Gibraltar Moldova Taiwan
Bhutan Greenland Mongolia Tajikistan
Bolivia Grenada Montserrat Tanzania
Bosnia Herzegovina Guadeloupe Morocco Thailand
Botswana Guam Mozambique Togo
British Virgin Islands Guatemala Myanmar, (Burma) Tonga
Burkina Faso Guernsey Namibia Trinidad & Tobago
Burundi Guinea Nepal Tunisia
Cambodia Guinea-Bissau Nicaragua Turkey
Cameroon Guyana Niger Turkmenistan
Canary Islands Haiti Nigeria Turks and Caicos Islands
Cape Verde India Pakistan Tuvalu
Cayman Islands Indonesia Palau Uganda
Central African Rep Iran Palestine Uzbekistan
Chad Iraq Panama Vanuatu
Comoros Ivory Coast Papua New Guinea Venezuela
Congo Jamaica Philippines Vietnam
Congo (Democratic Rep) Jordan Rwanda Yemen
Cuba Kenya St Kitts & Nevis Zambia
Curacao Korea North St Lucia Zimbabwe
Djibouti Kosovo Saint Helena
Dominica Kyrgyzstan Samoa
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua & Barbuda
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia Herzegovina
Botswana
British Virgin Islands
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canary Islands
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
Central African Rep
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Congo (Democratic Rep)
Cuba
Curacao
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Faroe Islands
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guernsey
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Jordan
Kenya
Korea North
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Micronesia
Moldova
Mongolia
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar, (Burma)
Namibia
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Palau
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Rwanda
St Kitts & Nevis
St Lucia
Saint Helena
Samoa
Sao Tome & Principe
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Sint Maarten
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland (Eswatini)
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Dubai Tourist Visa

There are two types of Dubai tourist visas for visitors who are traveling to Dubai for leisure. Depending on how long they plan to stay, the following options are available:

Short-term

30 Days

Long-term

60 Days

Single and multiple entry, extendable visas

Dubai now offers a self-sponsored 5-year Dubai tourist visa that allows visitors to travel to Dubai multiple times and stay in the country for 90 days each visit, extendable for an additional 90 days. Please note that the 5-year Dubai visa has additional requirements to the regular Dubai visa types.

Dubai visa requirements

The following requirements should be fulfilled before applying for your Dubai visa online:

Application

To apply for a Dubai visa, applicant must fill out the visa application form, providing personal and intended trip information.

Passport copy

Applicant must have a machine-readable passport, valid for at least 6 months, plus 1 color copy of passport biometric page.

Personal photo

A recent color photograph of applicant, taken against a white background that meets standard passport photo requirements and dimensions.

Ticket

Applicant must have a confirmed roundtrip or onward airline booking that proves their departure from Dubai.

Once you have gathered the required documents, applying for a Dubai visa is a very simple 3-step online process.

Dubai visa application

Prior to traveling to Dubai, you can apply for your UAE visa in 3 simple steps:

Complete application form

Fill out and submit the visa application form and upload the required documents

Pay Dubai visa fee

Pay the Dubai visa application fee with a credit/debit card

Receive approved visa

Receive approved Dubai visa to the email you provided

Dubai visa FAQ

GCC nationals can enter Dubai visa-free, and, depending on your nationality, over 50 countries can travel to Dubai and obtain a visa-on-arrival, allowing them a stay of 30 or 90 days. Indians with a valid passport, in addition to a USA visit visa or green card, or a UK/EU residence visa, can obtain a visa-on-arrival in Dubai and stay for up to 14 days. All other nationalities must apply for a Dubai visa online before traveling to Dubai.

If you are not eligible to enter Dubai visa-free or obtain a visa-on-arrival, you are required to apply for a sponsored or self-sponsored Dubai visa online, prior to traveling to Dubai. To apply for a Dubai tourist visa online, you need a valid passport, colored photograph, medical insurance, and bank deposit.

You can apply for Dubai visa online by filling out the visa application form. Our team of experienced visa advisors will support you through the visa application process.

Dubai tourist visa fees vary depending on the type of Dubai visa being applied for and the duration of stay desired – whether single or multiple entry, or 30 or 60 days permitted stay. Additional service fees may be applied.

A Dubai visa takes between 4 to 5 business days. It is always recommended to start the application process early, in case of unforeseen circumstances.

A minimum bank balance of $4,000 US or its equivalent is required for the Dubai 5-year tourist visa, whereas there is no specific requirement for the 30- or 60-day Dubai tourist visa.