How to apply for tourist visa in Dubai

Dubai is a popular tourist destination known for its luxurious lifestyle, modern architecture, and diverse
attractions. Visitors from most countries can obtain a tourist visa to enter Dubai, which allows them to
stay in the UAE for a specified period of time. Tourist visas can be obtained for eligible travelers from
anywhere in the world. Females under 18 are not permitted to apply for this sort of visa Unless they travel
with their parents.

What documents are needed to apply for a travel visa or tourist visa?

Here in Dubai the most important document when you travel is your valid passport and secondly make
sure that you have your passport size photos with white background.

Tourist visas with multiple entries for all nationalities

In an effort to simplify the procedure for tourists and visitors, a new multiple-entry tourist visas can now
be issued for all nationalities. Tourists on a five-year visa are permitted to enter the country on their own
behalf many times and remain there for 90 days at a time, with the option of an additional 90 days.

Please check in with the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship in the UAE for further details
regarding the multiple entry tourist visas.

What is the validity of a tourist visa?

Tourist visas to the UAE can be provided for 30 or 90 days, single entrance or multiple entries, depending
on your requirements. A five-year visa that allows travelers to enter the nation on their own behalf
multiple times and stay for up to 90 days on each visit with the option of an additional 90 days was
recently made available by the UAE.

Visa Processing Time”

The processing time for a Dubai tourist visa can take anywhere from 24 hours to 4 working days,
depending on the visa type and the processing speed chosen. Express visa processing is available for an
additional fee.

If you need a guarantor to get the visa in Dubai?

If you have relatives or friends for a visa much better normally the documents are needed from the
guarantor’s passport and their visa copy.

Renewing or extending tourist visa

All visit and tourist visa types are eligible for a 30-day extension once upon application and once again
following successful authority approval. This can be accomplished, without having to depart the country, 

Tourists and visitors may apply for a second renewal before the initial one expires for a fee of AED 600
per time.

Those who overstay their visas but do not renew them as stated above will be fined AED 100 per day
beginning 10 days after the visa’s expiration.

However, the following groups are exempt from the new extension provision.

I. Visitors and tourists who are residents in GCC countries
ii. residents accompanying GCC nationals
iii. those on special entry permits
iv. those on 96-hour permits for special missions.

Covid-19 Regulations for travelers

All travelers visiting Dubai from countries, including those in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), must
fulfill one of the following requirements at the airport of departure:

  • present a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate, reflecting that the passenger is fully vaccinatedwith a vaccine approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) or the UAE. The certificatemust contain a QR code.
  • present a valid negative COVID-19 test certificate that should be based on a molecular diagnostictest intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid for SARS COV 2 viral RNA. The certificate must be issued within 48 hours from the time of sample collection by an approved health service provider and must contain a QR code.
  • present a valid medical certificate from the relevant authorities that the passenger has recovered from the novel coronavirus COVID-19, issued within one month before the date of arrival. The certificate must contain a QR code.

Apply visa online

Use the links below to quickly apply for a visa online,

  • Etihad Airways –
  • Etihad Airways –
  • Fly Dubai –
  • Air Arabia –