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UAE Visa Information
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Do I need a visa for the UAE?
You’ll find information about visas below. Use our quick visa search tool to see if you need a visa and the passport requirements for visiting the UAE.
UAE visa on arrival
Prearranged uae visas, sponsoring someone to visit the uae, contact information, 30-day visit eligibility.
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.
90-day visit eligibility
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.
180-day visit eligibility
If you hold a Mexican passport you’re 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.
Dubai immigration procedures
As an added security measure, Immigration Authorities at Dubai International are now conducting random visual screening for visitors to Dubai.
Visitors asked to proceed for visual screening are required to present a hard copy of their visa or a printed version of the visa number confirmation page at the screening counter. If you do not have a copy of your visa with you, a charge of AED 30 per copy applies, payable only in AED.
Before you travel to the UAE, check visa requirements and make sure you have a valid visa if needed and that your passport is valid for the minimum required period. Holders of non-standard passports and travel documents may also have different entry requirements: find out if you need to apply for a visa and other passport requirements.
As of April 29, 2016, GCC residence permit holders will need to apply for a UAE visa before arriving in Dubai.
As of May 1, 2017, Indian nationals holding a normal passport valid for a minimum of six months from the arrival date and a visit visa or green card issued by the USA which is valid for a minimum of six months, or holding a UK or EU residence, can obtain a visa upon arrival for a maximum stay of 14 days for a charge of AED 120 (subject to change). They can apply to extend their stay for an additional 14 days for AED 250 (subject to change).
* Extensions can be made at the airport office only.
- Color photograph of applicant
- Color copy of applicant's passport. The passport must be valid for at least six months
- The original application form (available at all Emirates ticketing offices) can be accessed in Arabic or English, depending on the applicant’s nationality. Download the English or Arabic application form
- Copy of the Emirates ticket
- Proof of relationship if applying for family member: birth certificate, marriage certificate and family book
- All Documents to be submitted as hard copies
Additional documents are required for visitors of some countries
Additional documents may be required, depending on your country of residence. Please use our visa search tool above or visit our visa requirements page for more information.
Rules and conditions
- Visa fees must be paid upon application.
- Additional visa processing fees apply.
- The passenger must travel to and from Dubai on Emirates or codeshare flights only.
- Visa fees are nonrefundable.
- The ticket is non-refundable if the visa has been issued and utilized.
- Visa processing time is approximately 3 to 4 working days.
- Entry into the UAE is subject to immigration approval.
- All visas are valid to enter Dubai for 60 days from the date of issue, except the 96-hour and 48-hour visas, which are valid for 30 days from the date of issue.
How and where to apply for your prearranged UAE visa
- Apply online through Manage Your Booking
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.
This service is only available to passengers with a confirmed Emirates booking where an Emirates ticket has already been issued and the flight itinerary already includes the desired time in Dubai. The itinerary into and out of Dubai should be on one ticket (PNR), and these flights must be Emirates flights. Note that itineraries including flights to or from Dubai on other carriers are not eligible for online visa service.
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.
Apply in the UAE
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.
Download the prearranged visa application form
Get started on your prearranged visa application by downloading and filling out the form.
Required applicant documents:
- A color passport photograph
- A color copy of your passport (must be valid for six months)
- A copy of your Emirates flight ticket, or your flight ticket from our codeshare partner
- The visa application form
Required sponsor documents:
Minimum salary required, download the sponsorship application form.
Get started on your sponsorship application by downloading and filling out the form.
Visa and sponsorship applications can be submitted to:
Abu Dhabi Emirates Ticketing Office: Al Sawari Tower C, Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Visa Services: Monday to Friday (8.30am to 6pm) and Saturday (8.30am to 5.30pm) Closed on Sunday and public holidays.
Ajman Emirates Ticketing Office Escape Tower, Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Street Visa Services: Monday to Saturday (9am to 6pm) Closed on Sunday and public holidays
Al Ain Emirates Ticketing Office Commercial Complex, Sheikh Khalifa Street Visa Services: Monday to Friday (8.30am to 6pm) and Saturday (8.30am to 5.30pm) Closed on Sunday and public holidays
Dubai International: Terminal 3 Arrivals Phone: 04 504 7300 E-mail: [email protected] Visa Services: Monday to Friday (7am to 7pm) and Saturday (9am to 4pm) Closed on Sunday and public holidays
Emirates Ticketing Office: Emirates Group Technology Centre, Ground Floor Entrance B, Al Ittihad Road, near Clock Tower, Deira Visa Services: Monday to Saturday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Closed on Sunday and public holidays
Emirates Ticketing Office: Town Centre, Jumeirah Visa Services: Daily from (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
VFS Global Services GCC VASCO Worldwide 2nd floor, WAFI Mall, Level 2, Falcon Phase 2, Umm Hurair 2, Dubai, UAE
Sharjah Emirates Ticketing Office: Crystal Plaza, Buhaira Corniche Visa Services: Monday to Saturday (9am to 7pm) Closed on Sunday and public holidays Umm Al Quwain Emirates Ticketing Office: King Faisal Road, Jameiya area, near FEWA Visa Services: Monday to Saturday (9am to 8pm) Closed on Sunday and public holidays
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UAE eVisa Requirements for Pakistani Citizens
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The Ministry of the Interior of the United Arab Emirates has implemented an online visa for travelers arriving in the country from more than 140 countries across the world, including Pakistan.
The eVisa for the UAE expedites the visa application process, making it quicker and easier to apply and receive your electronic tourist visa from Pakistan. This travel document can be requested and obtained online from the comfort of your home without needing to visit an embassy or consulate.
Main Features of the eVisa for the UAE for Pakistanis
The visa policy for the UAE defines which nationalities are eligible to obtain an electronic visa and what conditions must be met. Citizens from Pakistan can apply for the Emirati eVisa if their travel plans meet the following features:
- Their trip will be for tourism and leisure
- They will only need a single-entry eVisa
- Their visit to the UAE will be temporary (30 days maximum)
Pakistani travelers must consider that once the eVisa is granted, they have 60 days to use the eVisa to enter the country. They must also plan their transportation to be by air only. The eVisa for the UAE is only valid at international airports .
We must remind Pakistani passport holders that the eVisa is offered for temporary visits only and cannot be used to take up any professional activity. If they are interested in relocating to the UAE for job-seeking opportunities or other long-term stays, we recommend to schedule an appointment at the Emirati Embassy in Islamabad or the Consulate in Karachi for more suitable visas.
Documents Required for the UAE eVisa for Pakistani Citizens
We recommend reading through the visa requirements for Pakistanis before making any travel arrangements for the UAE. Applicants from Pakistan will find information about which countries they can visit with an electronic visa and what conditions they must meet to successfully obtain one.
The main requirements for the UAE eVisa for Pakistani petitioners include the following:
- Possess a Pakistani passport valid for 180 days minimum on their arrival date
- Supply a digital image of the biographical page of the passport
- Provide a passport-style color photograph of the applicant in digital format
- Use a credit or debit card to pay the UAE eVisa processing fee
- Register their eVisa application with an active email address
Pakistani nationals should ensure their passport is valid for at least 6 months on the date they plan to reach the UAE. If this condition is not met, we request them to submit it for renewal at their earliest possibility.
They should possess a digital copy of their personal id photo (color and at 6 months old) plus a readable digital version of their passport’s biographical page. They should ensure their debit or credit card is activated for internet payments, and they apply with an active email address.
Visitors from Pakistan should also have their travel plans ready before they begin their eVisa form. During their petition, they should have decided to which Emirate they will fly to and their arrival date.
Application Process for the UAE eVisa for Pakistanis
Pakistani travelers are able to submit their eVisa request via an online form . It consists of a simple questionnaire where they will have to fill in the following information:
- Arrival date
- Emirate of destination
- Email account
- Date of birth
- Country of birth
- Current profession
- Reason for travel
They will proceed by filling in their passport number, issue date, expiration, and issuing country.
It is very important to carefully review all this information before submitting the eVisa petition since any typos or mistakes could lead to a denial of their application. For their benefit, Pakistanis can also fill in the eVisa questionnaire in Arabic besides English.
Pakistani groups traveling to the UAE for a family trip can include any dependent in their eVisa application. This includes spouses, children, or old age relatives. They will be required to share additional documentation such as marriage or birth certificates.
The eVisa petition is concluded with the payment of the processing fee . The payment is issued by a secure digital platform where most international bank cards are accepted. Pakistani applicants must simply check their cards are activated for online payments and carry sufficient funds.
Evaluation Process of the eVisa Applications by Pakistani Citizens
The Ministry of Interior of the UAE analyzes all the eVisa forms received. They usually submit a resolution to all petitions received between 1 and 3 business days . To account for possible delays during busy tourist seasons, we recommend submitting their forms at least a week before their visit.
Pakistani passport holders who have filled in their eVisa form correctly and meet the requirements will receive an approval email where they can download the granted eVisa via an accessible link. Upon receipt, we request them to print out a copy and keep it next to the rest of their documents.
Travel to the United Arab Emirates from Pakistan with the eVisa
Once granted, Pakistani nationals have 60 days to use their eVisa to enter the UAE. If they do not meet this requirement, their eVisa will not be valid, and they will need a new one. They must also plan their departure to abide by the granted 30 days for their stay.
Visitors from Pakistan should also confirm they will fly to the same Emirate airport they selected during their application process. Once they land, they are recommended to head straight to the queues reserved for eVisa Travelers of their nationality to save time during passport controls.
They will be requested to supply their passport and printed eVisa to border officials before being allowed to enter the country and enjoy their trip.
Covid update for united arab emirates.
Last update: 16/10/2023
All COVID-19 restrictions have now been removed. Most visitors need a UAE online tourist visa to enter. You can also check the visa Policy of United Arab Emirates to find out the requirements you need to meet in order to travel to the country.
Learn about the visa law of the United Arab Emirates and discover travel requirements for your nationality.
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Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have announced several reforms to online visa services. These include the option to extend a 90-day UAE visitor visa for an additional 30-day stay. Under the new rules, it is also possible to electronically extend single-entry or multiple-entry visit visas for a relative or friend. This applies to tourist
- Visa regulations and costs are subject to change and should always be double checked with your travel agent or local Embassy of the UAE before travelling.
Note: Over staying your visa will result in fines and detentions.
The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, Islamabad wishes from all their eligible applicants to kindly abide the rules & regulations and follow them strictly as to avoid any delays and complication from being granted with the Visa to the country
- Since the Visa Policy is being monitored from the UAE authorities, therefore, the instructions provided by the Embassy are subject to change without any prior notification
- There are three types of Visas which can be obtained from the Embassy, the Embassy excuses for accepting the application if these conditions are not met Visa Requirements:
1- FOR PAKISTANI NATIONALS: (GOVT. OFFICIALS)
- Note Verbal from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan is compulsory.
- Note Verbal of older dates and issued before two weeks and more than will not be accepted.
- Incomplete Visa applications will not be accepted.
- The Purpose of Entry, regardless the duration of stay & the Sponsor’s details should be mentioned on the note verbal issued from the esteemed Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad & on the visa form.
- Correct telephone/mobile numbers should be written.
2- FOR DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS, UN AGENCIES & INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN ISLAMABAD:
- Note Verbal from the concerned Mission/ Office is compulsory.
- Note Verbal of older dates will not be accepted.
- The Purpose of Entry and the sponsor’s detail should be mentioned on the note verbal & the visa form.
3- VISA FORM REQUIRMENTS:
- Original Visa Form MUST be Typed Out and hand written Form will not be accepted.
- Photograph with White background should be attached with visa application Form.
- Colored scanned copy of the applicant’s passport should be attached.
- The Particulars of Sponsor in UAE must be mentioned in specified box in visa Form (PARTICULARS OF SPONSOR).
- Govt. Official should mention the Particulars of Sponsor as their Embassy or Consulate in UAE.
The visa will be issued after approval from the concerned authorities in the UAE within 14 days. 4- Courtesy visas on diplomatic and official passports are exempted from the visa fees. 5- Multiple entry visas for 3 moth will be granted only for diplomatic passports, and single entry visa for 30 days will be granted for official and ordinary passports.
6- Ordinary passports will be charged for the visa according to the duration of stay in UAE i.e.:
- US $ 60/- for (30) Days stay and Single Entry.
7- Visa fees for ordinary passports will be paid in advanced while submitting application and shall NOT BE refunded in case the applicants request is rejected/denied by the Ministry of Foreign Ministry of the UAE.
8- Affidavit/No-Objection certificate by the guardian must be submitted for children’s under age of 21 if they are traveling alone or with their mother without accompanying the guardian, Affidavit/No-Objection certificate shall be on government official paper (stamp paper) and must be translated in Arabic language and attested by the Ministry of foreign affairs of Pakistan, and accordingly will be attested by the embassy with attestation fees 41 US$. 9- The Embassy excuses for accepting the application if these conditions are not met.
10- Tourism/Ordinary visa can be obtained from certified travel agent or from airlines (Emirates Airline and Etihad Airline).
11- The Embassy of the UAE does not issue following types of visas as it can be obtained through the sponsor and the relevant authorities in the UAE:-
- Work /Employment
- Exhibition/ Festivals/ Conference
12- Application Submission Timings: Visa application must be submitted to the embassy’s Consular Section AT LEAST 14 days Prior to the Date of Departure.
All the applicants are requested to submit their requests for visa to the Visa Section between:
9:00AM – 1:00 PM on Monday – Friday.
Note: Visa Requests submitted after 1:00 PM will be processed the next working day.
The other types of visas are as under which can be obtained through the sponsor and the relevant authorities in the UAE:
For Further details, kindly contact the Visa/ Consulate Section of the Embassy on the given contact details below: Contact Info: In charge Consular Affairs: Mr. Rashid Al Ali, Second Secretary Tel: +9251-2099999 Email: [email protected] Address: UAE Embassy, Plot # 1-22, Quaid-e-Azam University Road, Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna G-5, Islamabad, Pakistan. P.O. Box: 1111 Zip Code: 44000 Attestation
General Info & Requirements UAE Embassy, Islamabad and Preliminary Instruction
for the Attestation of Documents
1. Primary / Middle and School Leaving Certificate
Should be prior attested from ICT / IBCC (Inter Board Committee of Chairmen) or concerned District Education Officer & MOFA along with CNIC & Passport copy and for School Leaving Certificate, CNIC & passport copies of father, mother & child with parent’s 2. Matric / Inter certificate
Should be prior attested from IBCC (Inter Board Committee of Chairmen) & MOFA along with CNIC & Passport copy. 3. Bachelor / Master and Ph.D. Degrees
Should be prior attested from Higher Education Commission (HEC) & MOFA along with CNIC & Passport copy. 4. Degree of Charted Accountant
Should be attested from the issuance authority & MOFA along with sealed verification letter from the issuance authority addressed to UAE Embassy with CNIC & Passport copy. 5. (2) Years /(3) Years Diploma
Should be prior attested from IBCC(Inter Board Committee of Chairmen) & Concerned issuance authority and MOFA along with Original prior attested Metric Certificate from UAE Embassy and CNIC & Passport copy. 6. One year Diploma Or Short Courses Skill Development
Required provided prior attested Metric Certificate from UAE Embassy and also should be prior attested from National Vocational training center (NAVTTC / National training Bureau (NTB) or Director Skill Development and MOFA along with CNIC & Passport copy. 7. Character / Police Character Certificate
Should be issued from the concerned District Police Officer with singn & stamp and should be attested form MOFA along with CNIC & Passport copy 8. Computer Training Certificates
Should be prior attested from Ministry of Information & Technology and MOFA along with CNIC & Passport and copy of Metric Certificate attested by UAE Embassy 9. Diploma Certificate related to Medical professionals PMDC Reg.
Should be prior attested from PMDC and MOFA and copy of CNIC and Passport and also Copy Educational Certificates 10. Medical Experience Certificates
Should be prior attested from Ministry of Health and MOFA along with CNIC & Passport Copy and related supporting documents and with original Educational Documents (e.g MBBS Degree) & with Employee card 11. Diploma of paramedical professional
Should be prior attested from Ministry of Health and MOFA with CNIC & Passport copy and also copy of Matric Certificate attested by UAE Embassy 12. Nursing Diploma , Experience Certificates
Should be prior attested from Ministry of Health and Nursing Council and MOFA along with CNIC copy of Matric Certificate attested by UAE Embassy 13. Nadra Marriage Certificate (M.R.C.) or (F.R.C)
Should be prior attested from Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and CNIC. & Passports copies of both husband & wife 14. Nadra Birth Certificate
Should be prior attested from Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and CNIC. & Passports copies Father & Mother & Child 15. Death Certificate
Should be prior attested from MOFA , Nadra Death Certificate along with CNIC and Passport copy 16. Finger Prints
Should be prior attested from MOFA and Finger Print Bureau SP office along with CNIC, Passport and with proof of required purpose 17. Divorce Certificate
Divorce Certificate Issued from Nadra & should be attested from MOFA along with CNIC & Passports copies and Res / Work Visa of applicants./ OR Should be Issued by chairman Arbitration Council of the area of court Judgment regarding dissolution of marriage & should be attested from MOFA 18. Succession and Guardianship Certificate
Should be issued by Civil Judge of the Civil Court, attested by First Class Magistrate & MOFA along with CNIC, Passport for all involve peoples. 19. Special power of Attorney from Pakistan for compensation
Power of attorney should be presented along with Death Certificate the executants(s)has to be present in person to sign power of attorney or it should be registered with concerned First Class Magistrate / Civil Judge along with theirs CNIC copy and CNIC, PPT, Res/Emp Visa Copy of person in UAE and attested by MOFA 20. Power of Attorney from Pakistan to a person in UAE
Person authorized in Pakistan has to appear in person with original ID Card to get the Power of Attorney attested. along with theirs CNIC copy and CNIC, PPT, Res/Emp Visa Copy of person in UAE and attested by MOFA 21. Power of Attorney from Pakistan to a person in
UAE for moveable or immoveable property
Person authorized in Pakistan has to appear in person with original ID Card to get the Power of Attorney attested. Or it should be registered with concerned Sub - Registrar of the Revenue Department. Along with their CNIC copy , PPT, Res/Emp Visa Copy of person in UAE & with related property & ownership dox Title deed etc and attested by MOFA 22. Judicial Verdict / Court Decision
Should be issued by Civil Judge of the Civil Court, attested by First Class Magistrate & MOFA. 23. Affidavits / NOC
Should be issued by Civil Judge of the Civil court, attested by First Class Magistrate & MOFA. 24. Power of Attorney related to Business
The executants has to be present in person to sign the power of attorney Or it should be registered by concerned Sub -Registrar of the revenue department. along with theirs CNIC copy and CNIC, PPT, Res/Emp Visa Copy of person in UAE and attested by MOFA and copy of trade license issued from UAE 25. Document relating to commerce / Trade/Memorandum/Article of Association
Attested by concerned Chamber of Commerce and Industry along with CNIC copy and authority letter from the company and attested by MOFA 26. Commercial Invoices and Certificate of Origin (both will be attested together)
Attested by concerned Chamber of Commerce and Industry along with CNIC copy and authority letter from the company and attested by MOFA.
The fee of commercial invoices will be depend upon the value mentioned on the invoice 27. Certificate of Origin
Should be prior attested from MOFA and from K.C.C.I. along with the authority letter from the company 28. Experience Certificate
Should be prior attested from MOFA Along with Original Educational Dox and with Company related Dox like Employee Card Copy / Salary Slips , CNIC & Passport copy etc. 29. Medical Treatment Certificate
Medical should be attested from M.O.F.A & Civil Surgeon of Services Hospital. In Medical Certificate date of admission, date of Discharge and reason should be Clearly mentioned without mentioning Medicines along with CNIC and Passport 30. F.I.R. for lost of Passport
Original F.I.R & Translated into English and Arabic on one page with mentioned lost passport number and both original and translation should be attested from Police station and from Ministry of Foreign Affairs with copies Of CNIC and passport with visa and also FIR should be reported before issuance of new Passport
- The attestation fee will be charged USD41 per Document for ordinary processing except Commercial/Trade/Business related Document (S#. 24,25,26)
- The fee of commercial invoices will be charged depend upon the value mentioned on the invoice
Dubai Tourist Visa For Pakistani Citizens: Requirements, Visa Application, And Visa Prices
Last Updated : 02-Oct-2023
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If you are a Pakistani citizen planning to visit Dubai for tourism purposes, you must apply for a Dubai visa before traveling. The Dubai visa from Pakistan can be complicated if you're not familiar with the visa process. We'll provide a comprehensive guide to help you apply for the Dubai visa with ease.
First, let's look at the most important information:
Visa required: Yes
Type of visa available for tourism: Dubai tourist visa, also known as the Dubai visit visa.
Dubai visa price from Pakistan: Starting at USD 10 ( PKR 2,600 ).
Dubai visa processing time: 3 - 4 business days.
Easiest way to apply: Atlys.
Next, we'll take an in-depth look at the Dubai visa from Pakistan.
Is Dubai Open for Pakistani Citizens?
Yes, Dubai is open to Pakistani citizens. There are currently no travel restrictions when traveling to Dubai from Pakistan. You are no longer required to submit a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or perform a PCR test. You are only required to get a visa before traveling.
Do Pakistanis Need A Visa For Dubai?
Yes. Pakistani nationals must apply for a visa before visiting Dubai. When traveling for tourism purposes, you can apply for the following visas:
30-Day tourist visa: A single entry visa that allows a stay of 30 days.
A long-term tourist visa: A single-entry tourist visa that allows a stay of up to 90 days.
A long-term visit visa: A multiple entry visa that allows a stay of 90 days.
Ways To Apply For Dubai Visit Visa From Pakistan
Similar to the different visa types available, there are many ways to apply for a visa. What makes the Dubai Tourist Visa for Pakistanis unique is that you can get your visa through other visa services, agencies, or online portals.
For example, you can get a Dubai Tourist Visa valid for 30 days for yourself using Atlys . Some other ways to get your Dubai tourist visa include:
Dubai Tourist Visa Through Airlines
Each airline has some conditions which you must meet for them to arrange your visa. One of the conditions is flying with them. After booking your flight ticket, you can apply for a visa on their websites. The following airlines offer visa services:
Etihad Airways .
Fly Dubai .
Air Arabia .
Dubai Tourist Visa Through Agencies And Hotels
Licensed travel agents and hotels in the UAE can arrange a Dubai tourist visa for Pakistani citizens. To do so, you must purchase the ticket through them and maintain a hotel reservation with the specific hotel.
You can also contact travel agencies in Pakistan for any tourist packages available to the UAE in collaboration with a local tour operator. This will ensure that your whole trip is paid for and everything is pre-arranged for you in Pakistan before your trip to Dubai.
The tour agencies in Pakistan can also assist you or apply for a visa on your behalf. Pakistani citizens will have to provide them with the required documents for their Dubai visit visa.
It is essential to check the authenticity of the travel agents you're dealing with. Don't pay or send copies of your official documents until you are 100 percent sure the tour operator is genuine.
Apply For a Tourist Visa Yourself
When you want to apply for a Tourist Visa, there are a few ways you can do it. Most of these are entirely online, which means you can apply from the comfort of your own home. These are the online channels for applying for your Dubai visit visa:
With Atlys , you can apply for your Dubai visa online in a few simple steps and without leaving your house. The app can handle the tedious part of your visa and allows you to effortlessly submit and pay for your visa.
The Identity and Citizenship (ICP) eChannels portal
Through the eChannels portal, individuals and companies registered in the UAE can apply for a new visa or renewal. To apply, individuals and companies must first register themselves. Note that you can use the eVisa at the entry port in the UAE without putting the original visa in the entry port before the sponsor's arrival.
The website of GDRFA - Dubai
Your sponsor, relatives, or friends can apply online for a visa for you through the websites of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) Dubai.
Dubai Tourist Visa For Pakistani Requirements
There are certain eligibility criteria that a Pakistani citizen must meet before applying for a visa. The visa requirement criteria a Pakistani citizen must meet are:
They have a valid Pakistani passport with 6 months validity from the expected date of travel
They can support themselves financially
They have a return flight ticket
If applicable, they have a sponsorship letter from their family member in the UAE
A valid copy of the UAE family member or host's ID card or residence visa
The host in the UAE can support themselves and the guests financially
Required Documents For Dubai Visit Visa For Pakistani
You require a few travel documents before starting the visa application process. You must gather all these travel documents before applying for the visa. You'll need the following documents for your visa application:
A valid passport copy
A duly filled Dubai visa application form
A scanned copy of their CNIC or Computerized National Identity Card
Two-color passport-size photographs on white background
Proof of visa fees
You might need to supply additional documents depending on the visa type, such as:
A flight ticket to the third country for a transit visa
If applicable, an invitation letter from the UAE resident who will be hosting you in Dubai
A copy of the host's ID card or their residence visa
A NOC or No Objection Certificate from a woman's father or husband (if under 24 years of age)
A marriage certificate for women under 23 might be required
Required Documents For Dubai Visit Visa For Children
An affidavit or No-Objection certificate from the guardian is required for children under 21 years who will travel alone or with their mother without their guardian. Pakistani citizens might even need to submit the child’s birth certificate with the affidavit.
In order for the affidavit to be valid, it must be on official government paper (stamp paper) and translated into Arabic by the Ministry of foreign affairs of Pakistan and must be attested by the embassy at a fee of USD 41.
How To Apply For A Tourist Visa For Dubai From Pakistan?
The visa application is easy, and the best part is you can do it from the comfort of your own home on Atlys or other ways mentioned above. You don't have to let the airlines apply for your Tourist Visa. You can do it on your own.
Just follow my step-by-step guide, and you'll have a visa in no time without any hassle. For the sake of this blog, we will focus mostly on applying through airlines.
Step 1: Choose your Visa.
You must decide which Dubai tourist visa for Pakistanis fits your needs and purpose of staying in Dubai. Then, depending on the visa type, you will have to gather the required documents to upload online or submit them to the relevant authority. In addition, you might have to submit additional documents depending on your eligibility for the visa application process.
Step 2: Choose the way you would like to apply.
You can choose the way which will be the most convenient for you and easiest for you to apply. For example, you can access the emirates website , apply through the UAE embassy, visa agent, or apply through a tour company to apply for your visa.
Step 3: Fill out the visa application form and submit the documents.
Via Emirates, you will first have to choose your nationality and upload your documents and fill out the form at the end.
To fill out the online application form, you need to provide information like your email address, the purpose of your travel, and the travel date. You will also need to upload a passport-size photo, passport, and national ID.
If you are applying through someone or an agency, they will take care of the entire visa application. You must just provide them with the relevant and required documents.
Step 4: Confirm information.
Next, you need to review all the information you gave on the online platform. If you miss-spelled or forgot something, you must change it.
You can check all the details and correspond with the relevant person when applying through a third party.
Step 6: Payment.
Before your UAE Visa application is made, the last step is to pay the visa fee. You will need to pay the amount depending on the type of visa you are applying for.
Suppose you are applying through a third party. In that case, you might need to pay additional service fees on top of the visa application fees.
Step 7: Visa approval.
Once they approve your visa application, they will send you your approved visa application via email. If you have applied through an agent or tour agency they will contact you once your visa is approved.
Check Visa Status Online For Pakistani Citizens
Pakistani citizens can check visa status online through the available portals of they or their family members in the UAE applied online. To check the visa status of the Dubai visit visa for Pakistanis, you can visit one of the following:
[The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA)]9https://gdrfad.gov.ae/en)
If you have applied for the Dubai visa using the GDRFA website, you can check your visa status using the DubaiNow App .
ICP Smart Services
Your friends or family that use the ICP eChannel website can use the File number to check the visa status on the portal.
Emirates visa website
To check the visa application status for Pakistani citizens, you can visit the emirates visa website. You must use the visa application reference number to check the visa status.
If you apply using Atlys , you will be notified every step of the way. You can also do pretty much the entire visa application on the Atlys app including getting your visa.
If you have applied for a Dubai visa for Pakistani citizens through a different airline, you will have to visit the respective airline’s website to track the visa status.
Dubai Tourist Visa Processing Time In Pakistan
You must be wondering how long the visa application processing will take. The visa processing time may differ, but it takes approximately 3-4 working days for them to process the visa before its issuance, excluding Saturday, Sunday, and any UAE Holiday. Additionally, for express visa applications, the processing time is 36 hours from the time of submission, excluding Saturday, Sunday, and any UAE Holiday.
You must remember that depending on the way you apply for the visa, the visa processing times might differ. For example, if you decide to apply for a visa via Emirates, you might get the visa after 48 hours.
When Should You Apply For A Dubai Visit Visa In Pakistan?
You should apply for your visa well in advance. Pakistani citizens must start their visa application process at least 14 days in advance of their departure date if applying through the embassy’s Consular section.
The Consular Section in the embassy is open between 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Monday to Friday in Pakistan.
If applying through the Emirates website , the visa processing could take more than 3 working days. You should apply for your Dubai tourist visa as soon as you have all the documents.
All the applicants are requested to submit their requests for visas to the Visa Section between:
UAE Visa for Pakistani submitted after 1:00 PM at the UAE embassy will be processed the next working day.
Validity Of Dubai Tourist Visas For Pakistani Citizens
Depending on your plan, UAE tourist visas are valid for 30 or 90 days, single entry or multiple entries. Recently, the UAE facilitated a five-year visa that enables tourists to enter numerous times on self-sponsorship. Applicants can remain in the country for 90 days on each visit, which you can extend for another 90 days.
48-Hours Dubai Visa For Pakistani: For travelers that have a stopover or layover in Dubai can apply for this visa. This visa is valid for 48 hours for a single entry and exit. And valid to be used for 48 hours within 30 days from the date of issue. Usually, this visa is used by business travelers.
96-Hours Dubai Visa For Pakistani: For travelers that have a stopover or layover in Dubai can apply for this visa. This visa is valid for 96 hours for a single entry and exit. And valid to be used for 96 hours within 30 days from the date of issue. Usually, this visa is used by business travelers.
14-Day Single Entry Visa: This is a 14-day Dubai visit visa for Pakistani citizens valid for a single entry. You can enter and exit once and stay in the country for 14 days(including entry and exit date) from the date of issue. The validity of the visa starts from the date of issuance, and you can stay within the country for a maximum of 14 days during the validity period.
Short-Term Single Entry Visa: This is a 30 days Dubai visit visa for Pakistani citizens valid for a single entry. You can enter and exit once and stay in the country for 30 days(including entry and exit date) from the date of issue. The validity of the visa from the date of issuance is 58 days, and you can stay within the country for a maximum of 30 days. You can also extend this visa from within Dubai.
Short-Term Multiple Entry Visa: This is a 30 days tourist visa in Dubai valid for multiple entries. You can enter and exit multiple times and stay in the country for 30 days(including entry and exit date) for each entry until the visa expires. For each entry, you can stay within the country for a maximum of 30 days. You can also extend this visa from within Dubai.
Long-Term Single Entry Visa: This is a 90 days tourist visa in Dubai valid for a single entry. You can enter and exit once and stay in the country for 90 days(including entry and exit date) from the date of issue. The validity of the visa starts from the date of issuance, and the expiry date will be mentioned on your visa.
Long-TermMultiple Entry Visa: This is a 90 days tourist visa in Dubai and is valid for multiple entries. You can enter and exit multiple times and stay in the country for 90 days(including entry and exit date) from the date of issue. The validity of the visa starts from the date of issuance, and the expiry date will be mentioned on your visa.
Can Pakistani Extend Their Dubai Tourist Visa?
Yes. Pakistani citizens can extend their visas from within Dubai. Both 30 days tourist visa and 90 days tourist visa can be extended twice. The first extension is allowed for 30 days, and the second extension is for 20 days after the expiry of the current visa.
Visitors and tourists can extend their visa by applying and paying AED 850 Dubai tourist visa price each time of renewal. Visa overstayers who do not renew will have to pay AED 100 fine for each day of their overstay, calculated from 10 days after the visa expiry.
Dubai Visa Price For Pakistani Citizens
The Dubai tourist visa processing fees for each visa type are different. For some UAE visas for Pakistanis, you can get an express visa option through Emirates airlines, which costs more than a regular visa.
Applicants can pay for the Dubai visa price for Pakistani citizens through Credit Card, Debit Card, or Cash, depending on how they apply. The Dubai visit visa fees that you would pay through the Emirates visa application site are as follows:
48-hour Dubai tourist visa price is USD 10 ( PKR 2,600 )
96-hour Dubai tourist visa price is USD 30 ( PKR 7,800 )
30-day single-entry short-term visa costs USD 90 ( PKR 23,600 )
30 days multiple entry visa costs USD 136 ( PKR 35,600 )
90 days single entry long-term visa costs USD 177 ( PKR 46,400 )
90-day multiple entry visa costs USD 231 ( PKR 60,500 )
Extension fee for a Dubai visit visa for Pakistani citizens is USD 230 ( PKR 60,300 ) each time.
If you apply for a single-entry 30-day visa through the UAE embassy in Pakistan, the Dubai visa price for Pakistanis is USD 60, which is approximately PKR 15,700 .
Similarly, the visa fees may differ depending on how or through whom the visa was applied for. For example, if you apply through a travel agent, you might have to pay additional visa service fees.
Please take note that currencies fluctuate daily. We advise you to check the currency conversion before paying your Dubai visa fee.
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Visa processing should take three to four days. All visa fees and charges are non-refundable.
Do I need a visa to visit the UAE?
If you’re planning to visit the UAE, you may be required to apply for a visa, even if you’re just transiting through Abu Dhabi. Explore the country we call home for up to 96 hours with a UAE Transit Visa or stay for up to 60 days with a UAE Tourist Visa. You can apply for your UAE visa quickly and easily online.
If you are from any of the countries or regions listed below, you do not need to apply for a visa before you travel to the UAE. When you land in Abu Dhabi, simply make your way to immigration to receive a visa when you arrive.
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong (SAR of China)
- New Zealand
- People’s Republic of China
- Republic of Mauritius
- Republic of El Salvador
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- South Korea
- The Vatican
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
What type of visa do I need?
The visa you need will depend on the length of your trip. All fees are shown in UAE Dirhams (AED) and are non-refundable. It takes approximately three to four days to process a UAE visa, subject to immigration approval.
Transit Visa Single Entry
For passengers transiting through Abu Dhabi International Airport for a period of between eight hours and four calendar days and travelling onward to a third destination.
Validity of entry: 14 days
Duration: 4 days
Number of entries: Single entry
Visa fee: AED 150
48-Hour Transit Visa Single Entry
For passengers transiting through Abu Dhabi International Airport for a period of between eight to 48 hours and travelling onward to a third destination.
Duration: 48 hours
Visa fee: Free
Tourist Visa Single Entry
Apply for a Tourist Visa before you travel. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of six months. This visa may be extended twice for 30 days, for AED 960 per extension. Guests below the age of 18 travelling alone are only eligible to apply for this type of visa when travelling with their parents holding the same visa type.
Validity of entry: 60 days
Duration: 30 days
Visa fee: AED 510
The Short-Term Multiple Entry Visa may be extended twice for 30 days each time, for AED 960 per extension. Guests below the age of 18 who are travelling alone are only eligible to apply for this type of visa when travelling with their parents holding the same visa type.
Duration: 30 days (starting from the date of first entry)
Number of entries: Multiple entry (within 30 days from the date of first entry)
Visa fee: AED 610
Long Term Tourist Visa Single Entry
The Long Term Tourist Visa applies to tourists who wish to spend more than 60 days in the UAE. Guests below the age of 18 who are travelling alone are only eligible to apply for this type of visa when travelling with their parents holding the same visa type.
Duration: 60 days
Visa fee: AED 830
Long Term Visit Visa
The Long Term Visit Visa - Multiple Entry is valid for 60 days. You may apply if you intend to stay longer and travel multiple times to the UAE. Guests below the age of 18 who are travelling alone are only eligible to apply for this type of visa when travelling with their parents holding the same visa type.
Duration: 60 days (starting from the date of first entry)
Number of entries: Multiple entry (within 60 days from the date of first entry)
Visa fee: AED 1560
How to apply for a UAE visa
You can complete your UAE visa application quickly and easily online. Please submit a separate application form for each person travelling. Please note that extended passports are not accepted by UAE immigration for visa applications.
Here’s everything you need to know about applying for a Tourist Visa (short, long, single entry or multiple entry).
- Completed application form
- 6x6cm photograph in colour (minimum of 600x600 pixels) with a white background (at least 80% of your face should be visible)
- Colour copy of your passport showing your full name, nationality, date and place of birth, passport number, date of issue and expiry, name of father / legal guardian, and the name of your mother
- Valid passport with at least six months validity at the time of travel
- Confirmed ticket travelling into UAE and onwards from UAE
In addition to the mandatory requirements listed above, you must also submit a birth certificate for your child, in English or Arabic. Translated documents should be attested on the front page.
Dependents are defined as a spouse, children below the age of 18 and parents above the age of 60. You must submit supporting documents that prove the status of the relationship, for example, marriage certificate or birth certificate.
Minors (under 18 years old)
For minors, including married females under the age of 18:
- Photo ID of parents or husband is required
- Copy of one of the parents’ tourist visa sponsored by Etihad Airways.
- Etihad Airways reserves the rights for sponsorship
- Etihad Airways will not sponsor unaccompanied minors and students
- Females under the age of 18 or students must travel with their parents
- Only machine-readable passports will be accepted (handwritten passports will not be accepted)
Submitting your visa application
Documents must be submitted in JPEG format only and must not exceed 1 MB.
Depending on your nationality, you may be requested to provide additional documents in support of their visa application. If these documents cannot be provided, the visa application may be rejected. The visa fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.
Here’s everything you need to know about applying for a Transit Visa. A Transit Visa is applicable if you are transiting through Abu Dhabi International Airport for a period between eight hours and four calendar days.
- Confirmed ticket travelling into Abu Dhabi Airport and onwards from Abu Dhabi to a third destination
Minors (under 18 years old)
For minors, including married females under the age of 18:
Submitting your visa application
Here’s everything you need to know about applying for a 48-Hour Transit Visa. A 48-Hour Transit Visa is applicable if you are transiting through Abu Dhabi International Airport for a period between eight hours and 48 hours.
Can I complete my UAE visa application online?
It is easy and convenient to apply for your visa online. Simply provide the required information, documents and pay the visa fee online without having to send documents by email or visiting the office in person. Once your visa application is approved, you will receive an approved e-Visa copy via email.
How far in advance should I apply for a UAE visa?
It usually takes 3 to 4 days to process your visa application subject to immigration approval. In the UAE, our working days are Monday - Friday inclusive. Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays are not included, so please be aware that your visa application will take longer if you apply on one of these days. It is advisable to apply for your visa in advance.
Can I apply for a Single or a Multiple Entry Visa?
You can apply for both Single and Multiple Entry Visas.
Do the visa fees include all charges?
There may be additional credit and debit card fees for online applications.
Is it mandatory to travel with Etihad Airways or can I travel with any airline?
No. You do not have to travel with Etihad Airways to apply for one of these visas. They apply to all airlines and all airports in the UAE.
Is it mandatory to travel through Abu Dhabi Airport on a Transit Visa?
Yes. You can apply for a Transit Visa ONLY if you are travelling into Abu Dhabi Airport and onwards from Abu Dhabi Airport. However, your ticket does not have to be issued by Etihad Airways.
Can I extend a Tourist Visa?
Yes. Tourist Visas can be extended twice for 30 days each time, after you have entered the UAE. The cost of extension is AED 1120 and you can complete your request online.
When will my visa be valid for entry?
Your visa is valid for entry from the issue date.
Can I leave Abu Dhabi Airport with a Transit Visa?
Yes, you can. If your transit time is more than 24 hours, you must either arrange a confirmed hotel reservation or provide the Emirates ID card and UAE Residence visa copy of the person you will be staying with in the UAE.
Why has my visa application been rejected?
The UAE immigration authorities do not reveal their reasons for the refusal of a visa.
What are the consequences if I extend my stay in the UAE without extending my visa?
You may face legal action and be required to pay a fine. You may also not be able to apply for a UAE visa in the future.
I have a Diplomatic / Service / Emergency passport. Can I apply for a visa through Etihad Airways?
No. If you hold a Diplomatic passport, you must apply for a visa through the diplomatic channel. If you hold a Service passport or Emergency travel documents, please visit the UAE Embassy in your country of residence to apply for a UAE visa before you travel.
Am I guaranteed entry into the UAE if I successfully obtain a visa?
Your entry into the UAE is subject to the verification of your documents at the point of entry.
My passport is expiring soon – can I still get a visa?
The UAE Immigration department requires all visitors to have a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of arrival. If your passport is valid for less than six months, you will need to renew it before you can apply for a visa and travel to the UAE.
Who sponsors my visa when I apply through the Etihad Airways website?
Etihad Airways sponsors your visa if you apply for one of the specified types, through our website.
More help with UAE visas
When you travel with Etihad Airways, you are our Guest. This document uses the reference "Guests" by which we define "passengers".
- Etihad Airways provides this facility for Etihad Airways, Partner Airlines and any other Airline Guests. Etihad Airways do hereby declare that they have no role whatsoever in the assessment of a visa application, which is the sole prerogative of the Government of UAE / Immigration Department. Therefore, Etihad Airways will not in any manner be liable or responsible for any delay in the processing or rejection of any visa applications.
- This facility is open for Guests visiting the UAE travelling on Etihad Airways and Partner Airlines, and also to Guests with valid tickets issued by any Airlines and fulfilling the eligibility conditions announced from time to time by the UAE Authorities.
- Issuance and approval of a visa is solely regulated by the Government of the UAE and governed by their rules and regulations. These may be amended from time to time. Etihad Airways will sponsor the Guest application subject to Guest fulfilling the eligibility conditions.
- Visa fees will not be refunded under any circumstances.
- Guests who request a Transit Visa sponsored by Etihad Airways should hold a valid ticket to travel into Abu Dhabi Airport, and onwards from Abu Dhabi Airport. This ticket can be issued by any airline.
- Guests who request any type of Tourist Visa sponsored by Etihad Airways should hold a valid ticket to travel into any airport in the UAE, and onwards from any of the airports in the UAE.
- Etihad Airways will not be responsible for - and will not be liable for - Guests not being allowed to travel due to being denied boarding, offloading, cancellation of flight, delays and any other cause or circumstances beyond Etihad Airways' control. Etihad Airways shall not be liable in the case of any change in the date of travel not being communicated to us.
- The Guest will be required to fill in a Visa Application Form accurately and submit it, along with the applicable visa fees, valid passport and necessary documentation as specified in the Visa Application Form. Guests must hold valid travel documents and comply with the requirements of the Government of UAE / Immigration Authorities.
- The decision to grant or refuse a visa is the sole prerogative of the Immigration Authorities and it is final. In case of rejection of visa application, the applicant will be informed of such, no correspondence will be entertained, no visa fees will be refunded and no reasons will be required to be given. It is understood that whenever the processing of the visa application is prevented, delayed, restricted or interfered with for any reasons whatsoever by UAE Immigration Authorities to process Guest visa application, then Etihad Airways shall not be liable to any Guest for any loss or damage which may be suffered as result of such causes and Etihad Airways shall be discharged of all its obligations hereunder.
- Issuance of a visa or approval of the visa application does not in any way guarantee the Guest the right to enter UAE. The entry is at the sole discretion of the Immigration officer at the Airport. In case of denial of visa or entry into UAE by the Government, Etihad Airways shall in no way be liable to Guest in any manner whatsoever.
- Etihad Airways shall not be liable for any losses or damages which the Guest may suffer, arising from delay in processing or receiving the visa.
- The visa is valid as per the Government of UAE / Issuing Authorities' rules and regulations, as amended from time to time. The visa must be used within its period of validity.
- Etihad Airways will not be liable to a Guest for any changes or cancellations to Government Regulations that may result in a Guest not being able to travel to or enter the UAE.
- Guests will be solely responsible to ensure they fulfil UAE Government requirements for travel, which may include police clearances, medical insurance etc.
- Etihad Airways shall take all reasonable measures to ensure that information provided by the Guest in its application form shall remain confidential. However Etihad Airways shall not be liable for any unauthorised access by any means to that information.
- Etihad Airways reserves the right to add, alter or vary these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice or liability, and all Guests availing themselves of this facility shall be bound by the same.
- Guest expressly declares that they have read and understand these Terms & Conditions and that they are in compliance thereof.
- The processed visa will be sent to Guest by email with JPEG or PDF format in attached files.
- Guest is responsible for ensuring the information you have provided, including your email address, is accurate.
- After receiving visa, Guest must print visa for boarding.
- Guests are requested to check their visa is correct, and bring any discrepancy to our notice immediately.
- Guest are advised to carefully go through the “Note” printed on your visa for “validity of permit” and “duration of stay”.
- 96 hr /14 day visas are valid only for a period of 14 days from the date of issue. Guests are required to enter Abu Dhabi before visa expires.
- Only machine-readable passports will be accepted. Handwritten passports will not be accepted.
- Etihad Airways hereby declares that the applicant data collected by us will be used for the intended purpose only, and it will not be shared with any unauthorized person.
- Etihad Airways will not be liable for any damages occurred due to discrepancies in visas if Guest does not revert back to us within 24 hours of receiving the visa.
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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.
Multiple entry 5-year tourist visa
Who is a tourist visa for, who can apply for your tourist visa, related eservices.
The multiple entry 5-year tourist visa enables tourists to enter the UAE multiple times on self-sponsorship and remain in the country for 90 days on each visit, and can be extended for further 90 days. This type of tourist visa can be issued for all nationalities.
To obtain this visa, the applicant must have:
- a bank balance of 4,000 USD or its equivalent in foreign currencies during the last six months
- a valid health insurance policy applicable in the UAE
- a ticket to and from the UAE
To apply for the multiple entry tourist visa, the applicant must provide the following:
- a colored photo
- a copy of the passport
- medical Insurance
- bank statement for the last 6 months with a balance 4,000 USD or its equivalent in foreign currencies
- tour programme
- a ticket for onward journey.
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Tourist visa is for those who are not eligible for visa on arrival or a visa-free entry to the UAE. Tourist visa can be obtained for eligible individual tourists from around the world. Females below the age of 18 are not eligible to apply for this type of visa unless they are travelling with their parents.
According to a Cabinet resolution passed in July 2018, children under the age of 18 years who are accompanying adults, can get a free visa for their visit from 15 July to 15 September each year.
Tourist visas through airlines
Each airline has some conditions, which must be met in order for your visa to be arranged by them. One of the conditions is flying with them. For more updated and specific information, check the following UAE-based airlines for visa types, facilities, terms and conditions:
- Visa services from Etihad Airways - Etihad Airways
- Visa Services offered by Emirates Airline - Emirates Airline
- Visa services from Fly Dubai - Fly Dubai
- Visa services from Air Arabia - Air Arabia
Tourist visas through agencies and hotels
Licensed travel agents and hotels in the UAE can arrange a tourist visa for you provided you purchase the ticket through them and maintain hotel reservation with the specific hotel.
You can also contact travel agencies in your country for any tourist packages available to the UAE in collaboration with a local tour operator.
It is important to check the authenticity of travel agents you are dealing with and refrain from paying or sending copies of your official documents until after you are 100 per cent sure the tour operator is genuine. You can seek the help of the UAE embassy in your country for verification.
Note: The UAE embassies do not issue tourist visas. In order to get a tourist visa to the UAE, you need to get in touch with one of the UAE-based airlines, a tour agency or a hotel (where you intend to stay) in the UAE who will apply for visa on your behalf to the official visa-issuing authorities in the UAE.
- Tourist visa from Etihad Airways - Etihad Airways
- Tourist visa from Emirates Airline - Emirates Airline
- Tourist visa from Fly Dubai - Fly Dubai
- Tourist visa from Air Arabia - Air Arabia
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