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Home > Life Events for Citizens > Planning to visit Dubai > Obtaining visas to visit Dubai
Obtaining visas to visit Dubai
Requirements for obtaining a visit visa for Dubai vary depending on your nationality. GCC citizens do not require a visa to enter Dubai, and citizens of 33 other countries can get a visa on arrival in Dubai.  
 
Visit visas for immediate family members can be obtained by residents (called sponsors), whose monthly salary is not less than AED 4000 or AED 3000 + accommodation.
 
You can also obtain a tourist visa for other family members and friends through travel agencies, airlines  or hotels. Costs vary from AED 170 for a 4 day transit visa (which you can get directly at the UAE airports), to AED 350 for a 14 day transit visa, to AED 1200 for 30 day tourist visa, to AED 1700 for 90 day tourist visa and AED 2500 for a 90 day multiple entry tourist visa. Please check with the concerned airline, hotel or travel agency for this.
 
Extensions for all visas are now possible for an additional 30 days  without exiting the country on payment of 570 per visa, before the expiry date of the original visa.
 
Validity of visit visa for immediate family members:

Short term visa: 30 days
Long term visa: 90 days 
Extensions for an additional 30 days are possible without exiting the country on payment of 570 per visa, before the expiry date of the original visa.
 
Multiple-entry visas are available for visitors who have links with local businesses that require them to visit regularly. Multiple-entry visas are valid for visits of a maximum of 14 days each time, for six months from date of issue. It costs AED 2,100 (plus AED 20 delivery fee) and should be applied for after entering the UAE on a visit visa.
 
For visitors travelling through Dubai/UAE airports in transit, a special transit visa is available through certain airlines. It is valid for 96 hours and costs AED 100.
 
Other entry visas for Dubai include:
Visit visa for residents in GCC countries (AED 200 and renewal AED 700)
Entry permit for study or training (AED 550 & renewal AED 600)
Entry permit for medical treatment (AED 550 and renewal AED 500)
Multiple entry visa for medical treatment (AED 1,400)
 
It is important to remember that visa laws can change frequently, and therefore it is always advisable that you check with the UAE Embassy in your home country before you travel.
 
 
Published Date : 18/01/2016Back


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