United Arab Emirates

Free Visit Visa on Arrival

Since May 2015 when the EU permitted visa-free entry to UAE nationals, under the reciprocal arrangement EU nationals now get a free 90-day visa on arrival in the UAE instead of the previous 30 days.

Visit visas or entry permits can be obtained on arrival in the UAE if you are a national of one of the 47 countries in the following table. No prior arrangements need to be made. The visa is free when arriving at Dubai International Airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport or other airports and land or sea borders in the UAE.

Andorra Australia Austria Belgium Brunei
Bulgaria Canada Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic
Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany
Great Britain Greece Hong Kong Hungary Iceland
Ireland Italy Japan Latvia Liechtenstein
Lithuania Luxembourg Malaysia Malta Monaco
Netherlands New Zealand Norway Poland Portugal
Romania San Marino Seychelles Singapore Slovakia
Slovenia South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland
USA Vatican City

Visa for GCC Nationals

Citizens of the GCC countries Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia do not need a visa to enter the UAE.

Visa on Arrival for AGCC (GCC) Residents

Resident visa holders in the GCC of any nationality other than the above-mentioned can obtain a visit visa on arrival in the UAE depending on their profession. Confirm with your airline, UAE embassy or UAE immigration department before travelling. This visa is not free of charge. Travellers must have confirmed return tickets.