Being one of the top tourist destinations in the world with superlative attractions means that people from all walks of life want a taste of what the UAE’s golden city has to offer.
But the worst part about heading to a new country is ALWAYS the visa application process, and luckily these 70 nationalities don’t need to obtain a visa before their departure to the UAE and are eligible to receive a visa on arrival – as listed on the Emirates, flydubai and Etihad Airways websites.
Passport holders of the following 20 countries or territories get a 30-day visa on arrival FREE of charge:
- Hong Kong (China)
- Macau (China)
- New Zealand
- San Marino
- UK and Northern Ireland
- Vatican City
How to obtain the visa: Simply disembark your flight at Dubai International and proceed to immigration, where your passport will be stamped with a 30‑day visit visa free of charge. Luck you. 🙂
The following 50+ countries or territories are entitled a multiple entry 90‑day visit visa:
- Bahamas Islands
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- El Salvador
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- San Marino
- Solomon Islands
- South Korea
If you are a passport holder of one of these 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 utilised.
The 180-day/ 6-month visa:
Those holding a Mexican passport are 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.
Nationals of all other countries from Asia and Africa need to apply for a UAE visa prior to their departure.
Although, Indian nationals holding a visit visa or green card issued by the USA, which is valid for a minimum of 6-months, or hold a UK or EU residence, can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 14 days for a charge of AED120. They can also apply to extend their stay for an additional 14 days for an additional cost.
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