If you’re traveling to Dubai or UAE, the foremost thing you’ve to check is whether you’ll require a visa to enter the country. This guide will provide necessary Dubai visa information.
The nationals of GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries including Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, and Bahrain will not require a visa to enter Dubai or UAE. This, however, is not applicable to expatriate residents of GCC countries.
There are exemptions for GCC residents who work in public sectors or take on managerial roles or are engineers, doctors or business people, as they along with their families and subordinates sponsored by them, are eligible for a non-extendable 30-day visa on arrival at the Dubai International Airport.
Visa on Arrival Requirements for GCC Residents with Approved Professions
No prior visa arrangement is required, if you’re a nationality of one of these countries listed below, which include 28 member countries of European Union (EU) plus some American and Far Eastern nations. Once you arrive at the Dubai International Airport, simply proceed to its Immigration Section to get your passport stamped with a one-month (30 day) visa for completely free of charge.
|New Zealand||Norway||Portugal||San Marino||Singapore||South Korea||Spain|
|Switzerland||United Kingdom||United States||Vatican City||Austria|
In order to visit or enter UAE, a pre-arranged visa is mandatory for all visitors other than GCC citizens and nationalities who are eligible for a visa on arrival at the Dubai International Airport.
Follow Steps 1 to 5 if you wish to apply for a Dubai Visa.
Please refer to this table to know the visa options made available by Only Dubai Visa. All visas are issued by the DNRD (Dubai Naturalization & Residency Department).
|Type of Visa||Duration||Extendable /Non-Extendable||Entry||Perfect For|
|96-hour||4 days||Extendable for 26 days||Single||Visitors with a stop over in Dubai or need to transit through the UAE|
|14 Days Dubai Visa||14 days||Extendable for 16 days||Single||Short Dubai Vacation and urgent visits for business purpose|
|30 Days Dubai Visa||30 days||Non-Extendable||Single||Vacation, catch up with friends and relatives in Dubai|
|90 Days Dubai Visa||90 days||Non-Extendable||Single||Long vacations or extended stays in Dubai|
|30-Day Multiple Entry||30 days||Non-Extendable||Multiple||Business people who need to make frequent travels in and out of Dubai during visa’s validity period|
|90-Day Multiple Entry||90 days||Non-Extendable||Multiple||Business people who need to make frequent travels in and out of Dubai during visa’s validity period|
The documents required for Dubai visa mainly include:
Pay your visa fee online or via a valid credit card.
The standard visa processing time is four to five working days. Once your visa is approved, we’ll send it to your email. However, in certain circumstances, the approval of visa will be delayed or even rejected due to reasons like negligence in filling out the application, inadequacy of certain documents or lack of clarity in passport / visa copies or photographs.