Visa policy of the United Arab Emirates

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Visitors to the United Arab Emirates must obtain a visa prior to travel unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or one of the countries whose citizens are eligible for visa on arrival.

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.[1][2] All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of UAE

Visa free[edit]

Nationals of the following countries may enter the UAE without a visa.

Visa on arrival[edit]

Nationals of the following 46 countries obtain the free UAE visa on arrival.

Airline visas[edit]

Visitors normally require a sponsor but visas can also be arranged online through an airline if they are arriving on Air Arabia,[3] Emirates,[4] Etihad[5] (and Air Baltic,[6] Air Berlin,[7] and Air Serbia[8]) and flydubai.[9]


  1. ^ "Visa Information - UAE". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  2. ^ UAE Visas, Emirates
  3. ^ [1]
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  6. ^ [4]
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  8. ^ [6]
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