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If you are a passport holder of the below country or territory, no advance visa arrangements are required to visit the UAE. 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.

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If you are a passport holder of one of the below 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 utilized.

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From January 7, 2024, eligible Indian nationals with a normal passport valid for a minimum of six months can obtain a single entry, 14-day visa on arrival. A fee of USD 63 applies.

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  • A copy of your Emirates Airline ticket, or codeshare flight that starts with the code ‘EK’, and the ticket number should start with ‘176’.
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Nationals of countries requiring a prearranged UAE visa can now apply and pay for their visas online through emirates.com.

If you are traveling to or stopping over in Dubai with Emirates, you can submit an application and receive your UAE visa entirely online—without having to submit your passport for stamping. You can apply for your UAE visa through our Manage your booking after you book your Emirates flight. VFS processing fees apply. For more information please visit VFS Global.

The online visa application service is available for residents and nationals of many countries around the world. Find out if you can apply for a UAE visa. Applicants' passports must have at least six months' validity as of the date of travel to Dubai and must be machine-readable; handwritten passports are not accepted.

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A minimum of 4 international working days prior to arrival in Dubai is required; however, Emirates recommends that online applications be made as early as possible.

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If you have a family member or near relative who is a UAE resident, they can apply for a visa on your behalf at any of our ticketing offices in the UAE. Please note that this service is only available to residents of the UAE.

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Dubai: If you are coming to visit the UAE, there are multiple options that are available. From short-term to long-term, single entry to multiple entry, tourists and visitors have several visas that they may be able to select from. The deciding factor, then, can often be the one that best suits your budget.

Here is a breakdown of all the visit visa costs you need to know about in the UAE.

Tourist visa

If you are visiting the UAE, there are several options available, depending on how long and how often you would like to visit the country. Here is a breakdown of the cost of tourist visas that you can choose from:

Single entry:

• 30 days – Dh300 • 90 days – Dh720

Multiple entry:

• 30 days – Dh749 • 90 days – Dh1,799

The prices listed above are approximate costs and the exact fee would vary depending on the Emirate from which you apply for the visa as well as any service charges levied by the travel agency, airline or hotel that you apply through.

The cost also includes health insurance, that is a part of the visa application process, according to Nissar Pattambi, managing partner at Mihran Tours and Travels, told Gulf News.

“COVID-19 insurance cover is included if you apply through a travel agency,” he said.

COVID-19 insurance cover is included if you apply through a travel agency. - Nissar Pattambi, managing partner at Mihran Tours and Travels

According to Subair Thekkepurath Valappil, a senior manager at Regal Tours Worldwide, any visitor planning to apply for these visas needs to ensure that their passport is valid for more than six months, and that they provide a clear passport sized photograph and clear copies of their passport.

“Once the visa is approved, they will have 60 days to enter the UAE,” Valappil said.

He added that when it comes to the cost of the visa, applicants should also keep in mind that some agencies may charge a higher rate for fast-tracked or premium services.

Once the visa is approved, they will have 60 days to enter the UAE. - Subair Thekkepurath Valappil, a senior manager at Regal Tours Worldwide
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Five-year multiple-entry visit visa

For visitors who frequently visit the UAE, the five-year multiple entry tourist visa allows the visitor to stay in the UAE for 90 days, which can be extended for another 90 days, making the visit duration a maximum of 180 days at a time.

You can apply for this visa through the website of the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP) – icp.gov.ae, or a typing centre registered with ICP.

Here is a breakdown of the cost for this visa:

• Application fee: Dh100 • Issuance fee: Dh500 • Electronic services: Dh50 • Urgent application fee: Dh100 (if requested) Total: Dh650

e-visa for GCC residents

If you live in any of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and are planning to visit the UAE, you can apply for an e-visa online through the ICP or the website of Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) - gdrfad.gov.ae.

This entry permit is valid for 30 days from the date of issue and GCC e-visa holders are allowed to stay for 30 days in the UAE from the date of entry .

If you are applying for the e-visa through ICP, here is the amount you will pay, as per the ICP website:

• Request fees - Dh100 • Issue fees - Dh100 • E-services fees - Dh28 • ICP fees - Dh22 Total: Dh250 If you are applying for the e-visa through GDRFA, here is the amount you will pay, as per the GDRFA website: Dh200

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  1. Tourist visa | The Official Portal of the UAE Government

    A tourist visa is for those who are not eligible for visa on arrival or a visa-free entry to the UAE. You can apply for a tourist visa through airlines, hotels and travel agents. Read about the eligibility criteria and the steps to apply.

  2. Issuance of a single-entry tourist visa

    Fee inside UAE: 500 dirhams. Note: Total amount may vary. The visa may increase or decrease depending on the circumstances surrounding the sponsored person or any other reasons that may require the same.

  3. Dubai & UAE Visa Price, Costs, and Fees 2024: Visit Visas ...

    Dubai & UAE tourist visa. The prices and charges of a Dubai tourist visa depend on the kind of visa you are applying for. But to give you an idea, Emirates Airlines currently charges AED 330 for a short-term single-entry visa and AED 650 for a long-term single-entry tourist visa.

  4. Dubai Visa Guide | Dubai Tourist Visa Requirements | Visit Dubai

    If you're planning a visit to Dubai, there are various types of tourist visas to accommodate different travel needs, depending on your eligibility: A single entry tourist visa, valid for 30 days or 60 days. A multiple-entry tourist visa, valid for 30 days or 60 days.

  5. Visa charges | The Official Portal of the UAE Government

    According to the new rules, visit, tourist and residence visa overstaying fees have standardised at AED 50 per day. Those overstaying on a residency visa will have to pay AED 50 each day (AED 50 per day instead of AED 25).

  6. Issuing a visit visa for a relative or friend for one entry

    The foreigner is granted a single-entry visa for the purpose of visiting a relative or friend without a sponsor / host in UAE for a period of (30-60-90) days. Requirments 1.

  7. Visit visas | The Official Portal of the UAE Government

    Visit visas. The UAE grants multiple-entry or single-entry visas that allow people to visit the country for a specific purpose. The purpose of the visit visa includes tourism, vising a relative, attending to a mission, exploring business or job opportunities, getting medical treatment, studying and training, and for transiting through the UAE.

  8. UAE visa information | Visa and Passport | Before You Fly ...

    Visa fees must be paid upon application. Additional visa processing fees may apply. A copy of your Emirates Airline ticket, or codeshare flight that starts with the code ‘EK’, and the ticket number should start with ‘176’. Visa fees are nonrefundable.

  9. Issuing a multi-entry tourist visa (5 years)

    After paying the finance fee and guarantee, a foreigner is given a visitor visa for tourism purposes for several trips, valid for (5) five years from the date of issue, without needing a guarantor or host within the country.

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