imperative for most people to get a visa stamped on their passport before they
enter the UAE. However, the following passport holders can get an entry permit
stamped in their passport upon arrival.
Arab Gulf Cooperation Council member states Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and
Saudi Arabia. AGCC expatriate residents who meet certain conditions may obtain
a non-renewable 30-day visa on arrival at the approved ports of entry. Visitors
who are businessmen, company managers, representatives, auditors, accountants,
doctors, engineers or employees working in the public sector, their family
members along with drivers and servants sponsored by them, are eligible for
this kind of visa.
The same is applicable for nationals of France, Italy, Germany, Holland,
Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal,
Ireland, Greece, Finland, Spain, Monaco, Vatican City, Iceland, Andorra, San
Marino, Liechtenstein, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brunei, Hong
Kong, Singapore South Korea and Malaysia who can also get their entry permit
stamped on their passports on arrival.
of Israel are not allowed to enter the UAE.
Department of Naturalization & Residency - Dubai (Fees)
A penalty charge of Dhs. 100 a day is imposed on visitors who overstay. For
nationalities which require a sponsor, airlines may seek a confirmation that
the sponsor holds a valid visa for the incoming visitor.
Dubai Naturalization and Residency Department (DNRD) issues different types of
visas for people entering Dubai. Working hours are from 8 am to 2 pm. Sunday to
Thursday except public holidays. Fridays and Saturdays are normal weekend
96 Hour Visa Issued upon arrival at the airport
Regulations for visa application:
Passport must have minimum 6 months validity at the time of
applying for an Entry Permit.
All photographs are to be recent color photographs. (Polaroid
Photographs are not accepted)
Those who are already in the U.A.E cannot get another entry
permit until he/she departs from U.A.E.
Health Requirements : No health certificates are required to
enter Dubai but it is always wise to check to check before departure since
health restrictions may vary. Customs and Duty-Free allowances Cigarettes
(2000); cigars (400); tobacco( 2 kgs); alcohol (non-Muslims only) 2 litres of
spirits or 2litres of wine; perfumes.
Dubai Duty-free has a sales outlet in the Arrivals Hall.
There are no customs duties levied for personal belongings however carrying
pornographic material and drugs is a criminal offence. Although Dubai has a far
more relaxed policy than others with regard to prescription drugs, certain
medicines like codeine are banned even if they might be widely available over
the counter in other countries. There are no restrictions on the export and
import of local or foreign currencies, however the maximum undeclared cash a
passenger can carry is Dhs. 40,000.
Source : GoDubai