Do I need a visa to visit the UAE?

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.

Andorra

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Bahamas

Bahrain

Barbados

Belgium

Brazil

Brunei

Bulgaria

Canada

Chile

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Honduras

Hong Kong (SAR of China)

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Kazakhstan

Kuwait

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malaysia

Maldives

Malta

Mexico

Monaco

Montenegro

Nauru

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Oman

People’s Republic of China

Poland

Republic of Mauritius

Republic of El Salvador

Portugal

Romania

Russian

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

San Marino

Saudi Arabia

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 24 hours 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 350

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.

Validity of entry: 14 days

Duration: 48 hours

Number of entries: Single entry

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 999 per extension.

Validity of entry: 60 days

Duration: 30 days

Number of entries: Single entry

Visa fee: AED 400

Tourist Visa Multiple Entry

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.

Validity of entry: 60 days

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 850

Service Visa Single Entry

Applies to the following categories and accompanying families: Company manager’s representatives, sales managers, account auditors, company or establishment delegations required to carry out a commercial activity in the UAE, consultants requested by companies operating in the UAE that are required to carry out an urgent task.

Validity of entry: 14 days

Duration: 14 days

Number of entries: Single entry 

Visa fee: AED 500

Long Term Tourist Visa Single Entry

The Long Term Tourist Visa applies to tourists who wish to spend more than 30 days in the UAE. This 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.

Validity of entry: 60 days

Duration: 90 days

Number of entries: Single entry 

Visa fee: AED 1000

Tourist Visa Multiple Entry

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.

Validity of entry: 60 days

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 850

Service Visa Single Entry

Applies to the following categories and accompanying families: Company manager’s representatives, sales managers, account auditors, company or establishment delegations required to carry out a commercial activity in the UAE, consultants requested by companies operating in the UAE that are required to carry out an urgent task.

Validity of entry: 14 days

Duration: 14 days

Number of entries: Single entry 

Visa fee: AED 500

Long Term Tourist Visa Single Entry

The Long Term Tourist Visa applies to tourists who wish to spend more than 30 days in the UAE. This 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.

Validity of entry: 60 days

Duration: 90 days

Number of entries: Single entry 

Visa fee: AED 1000

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