The types of Dubai visa depends on the purpose for visiting (transit, vacations or work), the length of stay and the nationality. A valid passport for at least 3 months before the arrival, 2 passport-size color photographs and a health insurance is needed.
Dubai Naturalization and Residency Department (DNRD) issues the visas for people entering Dubai (mostly at Dubai Airport). Opening hours are from 8 am to 2 pm. Sunday to Thursday excluding public holidays. Fridays and Saturdays are weekend holidays.
No health certificates are required to enter Dubai (except for resident visa). It is allowed to carry cigarettes (2000); cigars (400); tobacco (2 kgs); alcohol (non-Islamics only) 2 liters of spirits or 2 liters of wine, and perfumes. But pornographic material and drugs are a criminal offence. There arenít restrictions on the export and import of local or foreign currencies, too; however the maximum undeclared cash a passenger can carry is Dhs. 40,000.
Be aware that nationals of Israel and travelers whose passport bear Israeli stamps are not allowed to enter the UAE.
Due to Dubai Government often updates the visa requirements, it is recommendable to contact the UAE embassy or visit the Dubai Government Website: www.dnrd.gov.ae before traveling to Dubai. Below are detailed the principal types of visa:
Visa is compulsory for all visitors with the exception of AGCC nationals and countries of Western Europe, North America and Far East that receive a entry permit on arrival...
This visa is applied to the rest nationalities not included in the 33-country list. Visitors require a UAE sponsor to get the visa. The sponsor is usually provided by...
There are two forms to get residence or employment visa in Dubai: through an employer or by buying a property. In both cases, visitors have to take a medical test...
Transit visa is a 4-day (96-hour) permit and applies to passengers passing through UAE airports. Te visa is issued by sponsorship of an airline operating in the UAE...