Passports and Visas

All visitors entering the UAE need a valid passport, and it must be valid for at least six months beyond their stay in Dubai. EU citizens entering the UAE for tourism purposes will be presented with a free 90-day Visit visa when they enter the country, while American, Canadian, and U.K. passport holders will receive 30 days. Frequent visitors should enter the country on a regular visitor's visa and then apply for the Multi-Entry visa while in the country.

Transit passengers with at least an eight-hour layover between flights at Dubai International airport are entitled to a free 96-hour transit visa provided they have confirmed onward booking for a third destination. This can be arranged on arrival at Dubai International Airport.


Department of Naturalization and Residency–Dubai. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Rd., Al Jaffliya, 800/5111;

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