The type of visa required for entry into the UAE depends on several different factors such as nationality, the purpose of visit and its duration.
- Tourist Visa - tourists can apply for it through tour operators and Emirates Airline and is valid for a 30-day stay, but extendable for another 10 days. Tourist needs sponsorship from a hotel or tour operator, and prearrangement is required. Tourist must also have an honoured passport.
- Medical Tourism Visa - is provided by health authorities after the submission of all required documents. Valid for 90-day and can be extended.
Visa validity length, regulations and costs are subject to change, therefore visitors who need a visa are advised to contact their nearest UAE embassy or consulate or visit the website of the General Directorate of Foreign Residency and Foreigners Affairs. Visas can be arranged through travel agents, UAE Airlines, hotels and through close family members who are UAE Nationals or Residents.
For more information, please visit: www.dnrd.ae