UAE visa information

Getting a UAE visa is cheap and easy when you go through flydubai. Find out how to get a UAE visa for yourself or a family member.

GCC citizens and residents

Citizens of GCC countries can travel to Dubai without a visa. Travellers from other countries can apply for a visa depending on the purpose and duration of their travel.

From 29 April 2016, if you’re a GCC resident (passenger holding a resident visa of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Oman) travelling to the United Arab Emirates, you will need to obtain an e-visa before you travel. You will not be eligible for a visa on arrival.

You can apply for an e-visa through select flydubai travel shops or by visiting the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs Dubai website.

30-day visa-free entry requirement

Passport holders of the below countries do not require any pre-arranged visas. Your passport will be stamped with a free of charge, 30-day visit visa after arriving at the Dubai International airport.

CanadaChinaHong Kong, China
JapanKazakhstanMacau, China
New ZealandRepublic of IrelandSan Marino
SingaporeUkraineThe United Kingdom and Northern Ireland
United States of AmericaVatican City

90-day visit visa requirement

Passport holders of the below country will be stamped with a multiple entry 90-day visit visa which will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue and for a total stay of 90 days.

*Citizens of the below European countries will also be eligible to apply for a pre-arranged visit visa if their 90-day visa on arrival has been fully utilized.

ArgentinaAustria*Bahamas Islands
Costa RicaCroatia*Cyprus
Czech Republic*Denmark*El Salvador
Romania*Russian FederationSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
San MarinoSerbiaSeychelles
Slovakia*Slovenia*Solomon Islands
South KoreaSpain*Sweden*

180-day visit eligibility

If you hold a Mexican passport, you’re eligible for a multiple entry 180-day visit visa that's valid for 6 months from the date of issue and for a stay of 180 days in total.

Pre-arranged visa entry requirement

Passport holders of all other countries need to have pre-arranged visas. There are various types of visa options available as per your choice. The visas vary from short term to long term visa with single and multiple entry options.

Important information

Before you travel to the UAE, please check your visa requirements and make sure you have a valid visa if needed or if your passport needs to be valid for a minimum period. Holders of non-standard passports and travel documents may also have different entry requirements.

As of 1 May 2017, Indian nationals holding a normal passport valid for a minimum of six months from the arrival date, and a visit visa or green card issued by the USA, which is valid for a minimum of six months, or holding a UK or EU residence, can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 14 days for a certain fee. They can also apply to extend their stay for an additional 14 days for a certain fee.

Apply for your Dubai (UAE) visa through flydubai

If you’re travelling to Dubai with flydubai from any of our destinations, or if you’re a UAE resident and wish to apply for visas on behalf of family or relatives travelling to Dubai with flydubai, you can contact flydubai travel shops to find out if they can help with your UAE visa application.

Please note: only select flydubai travel shops can help with UAE visa applications. We advise you to contact the travel shops to find out more. Below are the location maps in the UAE:

Types of UAE visas

Based on your requirement, we facilitate these types of UAE visa services via flydubai:

Visa TypeValidityExtensions*
Tourist - short term, single entry30 days from arrival dateYes
Tourist - short term, multiple entryValid for 30 days from first entryYes
Long term - single entry90 days from arrival dateYes
Long term - multiple entryValid for 90 days from first entryYes

*Visas can be extended twice. Each extension permits the holder to stay for an additional 30 days without exiting the country. Renewal should be processed before visa/first extension expiry.

Criteria for UAE visa

In order to apply for your UAE visa with flydubai prior to your travel, please note the below general rules:

  • A colour photograph of the applicant is required.
  • A colour copy of the applicant's passport is required to be submitted along with the application.
  • Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months on the date of travel.
  • You must complete the Visa Application Form (available at all flydubai ticketing offices), which can be accessed in Arabic or English, depending on the applicant’s nationality.
  • The passport should be machine readable and in good condition
  • If you are applying for a visa on behalf of your family, you must have a valid UAE residence with minimum 6 months of validity at the time of application
  • Dependents such as spouse, children below 23 years of age and parents above 60 years of age will need to provide details and other supporting documents to get a UAE visa
  • Additional documents may be required, depending on your country of residence.

You must have a confirmed and paid round trip booking with flydubai to collect your visa. You can make this booking after your visa is processed. Please note that the acceptance of a visa application is subject to immigration.


Do I need a UAE visa before travelling to Dubai?
Visa requirements sometimes change without prior notice, so it's a good idea to check whether you need a UAE visa with the UAE Embassy in your home country or with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs Dubai (GDRFA-D).
How long will it take to process my UAE visa with flydubai?
Your UAE visa application would take a minimum of 5 working days from the date of submission subject to all the required documents being provided correctly.
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