Dubai tourist visa
Dubai tourist visa | Dubai, a city and an emirate in the United Arab Emirates that is unique from other Arab Emirates in many ways and tools to attract tourists, revive tourism and raise the level of national income within the Emirates; It is characterized by luxury shopping and ultra-modern architecture, beauty centers at the highest levels, Burj Khalifa, parks, amusement parks, Dubai Opera, Bollywood Parks Dubai, and other attractions for tourists.
Depending on the nationality of the tourist, there are nationalities that do not need an entry permit for the UAE and there are nationalities that need to have a prior entry permit.
If you are of the following nationalities or a GCC citizen, you do not need a Dubai tourist visa on arrival:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Pune , Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Vatican City, United Kingdom, and United States of America .
For women under the age of 18, they can only get a Dubai tourist visa if they are travelling with their family.
The tourist can also obtain for his children under the age of eighteen what is known as a fee-free visa, and this exemption applies during the summer vacation period only, which runs from July 15 to September 15 of each year; According to a Cabinet resolution passed in July 2018.
According to the latest updates, obtaining a Dubai tourist visa is easy and its procedures are more flexible than before. The nationality of the traveler to the UAE is no longer an obstacle for obtaining a tourist visa; the federal authority for identity and citizenship in the UAE has identified four requirements, which are as follows:
Bank statement for the last six months with a balance of 4,000 $ or its equivalent in foreign currencies.
Health insurance for the traveler.
Color photograph of applicant.
Color copy of applicant’s passport. The passport must be valid for at least three months.
Types of Dubai tourist visa:
There is a short-term tourist visa and a long-term Dubai tourist visa
The short-term tourist visa enables the tourist to stay in the UAE for 30 days, with the possibility of renewal twice without having to leave the UAE.
The long-term tourist visa enables the tourist to stay in the UAE for 90 days and is extendable for a similar period.
How to apply for a Dubai Tourism Visa:
UAE embassies or its consulates abroad do not issue tourist or visit visas but you can obtain a tourist visa through:
1- The visa services of airlines which impose certain conditions and controls in order to issue your tourist visa on your behalf.
For example, flydubai airlines, Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways, and Air Arabia.
2 – The Dubai Tourism Visa can also be obtained through travel agencies and hotels provided that the tickets are purchased through their offices, as well as the commitment to the hotel, but we must acknowledge the need not to pay any amount or send a copy of an official documents until ascertaining the credibility and reliability of the agency, and ensuring it is an authorized and licensed agency.
Dubai tourist visa validity:
As an effective step to support the tourism sector in the United Arab Emirates; and according to the latest update, a tourist can obtain a tourist visa without a guarantor, with multiple trips, and even for all nationalities, with a validity period of five years and enabling its owner to stay in the UAE for 90 days each time, extendable for a similar period, this is by submitting a request to extend the period of residence within the UAE, according to the newspaper Al Emirate Al Youm.
Visitors and tourists can apply for the second renewal before the expiration of the first renewal for AED 600 each time renewal, and in case of exceeding the length of stay by ten days without applying for renewal; the tourist or traveler will have to pay a fine of one hundred AED for each exceeding the length of stay.
It should be noted that the extension or renewal procedures do not apply to the following categories:
- visitors and tourists who are residents in GCC countries
- residents accompanying GCC nationals
- those on special entry permits
- Those on 96-hour permit for special missions.
Dubai tourist visa and coronavirus:
As of August 30, 2021, the national emergency crisis and Disaster Management Authority and the federal authority for identity and Citizenship announced the opening of applications for receiving tourist visas for vaccinated tourists from all countries, who have received the full dose of covid-19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organization, with the mandatory conduct of rapid laboratory testing at the airport RAPID PCR TEST.