Visa policy of the United Arab Emirates
Citizens of member nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council may travel to the United Arab Emirates without visa limits. 46 other countries are granted free visa on arrival to the UAE for a period of 30 days. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.
Visa policy map
Nationals of the following countries may enter the UAE without a visa.
Visa on arrival
Holders of diplomatic or official passports of Cyprus, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Russia, Seychelles, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom and Vietnam and just diplomatic passports of China and Jordan also do not require a visa.
Holders of diplomatic or official/service/special passports of Algeria, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brunei, Chile, Cyprus, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia (60 days), Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Seychelles, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom and Vietnam can obtain a free visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 90 days. Holders of diplomatic passports only of Armenia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Poland, Portugal and Russia can also obtain a free visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 90 days.
Visitors normally require a sponsor but visas can also be arranged online through an airline if they are arriving on Air Arabia, Emirates, Etihad (and Air Baltic, Air Berlin, and Air Serbia) and flydubai.
- "Visa Information - UAE". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
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