Airports and Visas

Airports and Visas


If your country of nationality appears on the list below, no advance visa arrangements are required to visit the UAE. Simply disembark your flight at Dubai International Airport and proceed to Immigration, where your passport will be stamped with a 30-day visit visa. This can be extended for an additional 30 days at an additional charge.

ANDORRA                  AUSTRALIA                    AUSTRIA 
BELGIUM                    BRUNEI                           FRANCE 
DENMARK                  FINLAND                        HONG KONG 
GERMANY                  GREECE                         ITALY 
ICELAND                    IRELAND                         LUXEMBORG 
JAPAN                        LIECHTENSTEIN            NETHERLANDS 
MALAYSIA                 MONACO                      PORTUGAL 
NEW ZEALAND         NORWAY                       SOUTH KOREA 
SAN MARINO            SINGAPORE                  SWITXERLAND 
SPAIN                         SWEDEN                        UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

GCC residents 

GCC residents can also visit Dubai without applying in advance for a visa.

For all other citizens please check with the nearest UAE embassy for the latest information or contact the Dubai Naturalisation & Residency administration department. A visa must be obtained prior to arrival in the UAE. Please click here for more details. All visas are subject to revision by the UAE government.

On Arrival

On arrival at the airport, visitors who have applied for a visa should collect the original visa permit at the specially designated desks.

The information given above is subject to change without prior notice. For up-to-date information on visa requirements, please visit the Dubai Department of Naturalisation and Residency website or contact the UAE Embassy or its representation in your country for further details.

Dubai International Airport

Located 5 km southeast from the city, Dubai International Airport is a 15-minute drive from the Dubai World Trade Centre. Click here for more information on Dubai International Airport.

Additional capacity with other airports in the UAE:

  • Abu Dhabi International Airport - 110 km from Dubai
  • Sharjah International Airport - 25 km from Dubai


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