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Do you need a visa for Dubai?

A visa is required depending on your citizenship and length of stay. The countries listed below do not require any advance visa arrangements and visitors holding the following passports will be able to proceed to immigration and have their passport stamped with a 30-day visit visa free of charge. Andorra, Japan, San Marino, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Ukraine, Brunei, Mauritius, United Kingdom and South Ireland, Canada, Monaco, United States of America, New Zeeland, Vatican City, Hong Kong, China, Ireland, and Macau.

Regarding the 90-day visa, if you are a passport holder of one of the below countries or region, your passport will be stamped with a multiple entries 90-day visit visa that's valid for 6 months from the date of issue, and a stay of 90 days in total.

Argentina, Honduras, Romania, Austria, Hungary, Russian Federation, Bahamas Islands, Iceland, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Italy, San Marino, Belgium, Kiribati, Serbia, Brazil, Latvia Seychelles, Bulgaria, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Chile Lithuania, Slovenia, Costa Rica, Luxemburg, Solomon Islands, Croatia, Maldives, South Korea, Cyprus, Malta, Spain, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Sweden, Denmark, Nauru, Switzerland, El Salvador, Netherlands, Uruguay, Estonia, Norway Finland, Paraguay, France, Poland, Germany, Portugal, and Greece.

For citizens of countries and territories not listed above, there is a pre-arranged visa option:

Visa type:

· 48 Hour which costs $10 and is not extendable

· 96 Hour which is 4 days from the arrival date and costs $30, this visa type is not extendable

· Tourist - short term (single entry) 30 days from arrival date, costing $90 and a fee of $230 to extend

· Tourist - short term (multiple entry) 30 days from the first entry $175 and a fee of $230 to extend

· Tourist - long term (single entry) 90 days from arrival date $190 and a fee of $230 to extend

· Tourist - long term (multiple entry) 90 days from arrival date $460 and a fee of $230 to extend

If you are a citizen of a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), you do not need a visa or sponsor to visit the UAE. However, anyone accompanying GCC nationals or GCC residents from a non GCC country must have a valid visa before entering the UAE. The Ministry of Interior provides an online visa system for ex-pat residents in GCC countries who wish to visit the UAE.

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