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UAE Tourist Visa

Updated January 04th,2021

Expatriates living in UAE who want to bring their family members and friends for a visit or travelers visiting UAE can now get in touch with Arabiannoons visa team for their United Arab Emirates tourist visa. Especially even after the covid19 pandemic our team adhere to assist you with applying new tourist visas to travel to UAE cities same as before without hustle. Arabiannoons Abu Dhabi/Dubai visa team provide the cheapest tourist visa to UAE becoming a well trusted fast visit visa services Abu Dhabi travel agency. On top of our regular visa services from Dubai and Abu Dhabi visas, we are able to issue travel insurance that cover certain medical / emergency situations and corona virus related circumstances.

Keep reading to know most useful information about the UAE visa types including Express visa, eligibility criteria applying UAE visas, Urgent visa application processing steps and useful information about insurance that cover covid19 and more.

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Urgent tourist visa to Dubai

Get Express visa to Dubai just in few hours on the same day and travel UAE Tourist visa to Dubai (can be used to enter Abu Dhabi, Sharjah or other Emirate cities)

Single Entry
(Visa process urgently and deliver fast as just 4- 18 hours)
  • 30 days visa 450 AED
  • 90 days visa 850 AED
Multiple Entry
(Visa process urgently and deliver faster as 5- 20 hours)
  • 30 days visa 1400 AED
  • 90 days visa 2200 AED

Tourist visa to Dubai processing as a normal visa application

Tourist visa to Dubai and plan you travel to enter within the validity period Get a Tourist visa to Dubai (can be used to enter Abu Dhabi, Sharjah or other Emirate cities)

Single Entry
(Visa process takes 1-3 days)
  • 30 days visa 330 AED
  • 90 days visa 749 AED
Multiple Entry
(Visa process takes 1-3 days)
  • 30 days visa 1300 AED
  • 90 days visa 2000 AED

Extensions for tourist visas

Near expiry of your current visa, can opt for extension to stay further (Can do Abu Dhabi inside visa, Dubai inside visa, Sharjah inside visa with status change)

Same visa Extension
(Extension processing time 24 hours)

Previous visa same visa 30 Days extension (Single entry 30 days and 90 days OR Multiple entry visa) – 1050 AED

In country visa extension (no exit renewal)
(Extension processing time 24-48 hours)
  • 30 days in country Abu Dhabi visa - 1250 AED
  • 90 Days in country Abu Dhabi visa -1450 AED
  • Multiple entry visa 90 Days in country – 3300 AED
  • Sharjah immigration in country visas available
  • Dubai immigration in country visas available
Airport to Airport visa change (exit UAE airport fly to nearest airport and return)
(Extension processing time 24-48 hours)
  • A2A 30 Days 999 AED
  • A2A 90 Days 1299 AED
UAE Visa

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All Nationalities Visit Visas Available

  • Pakistan
  • Ethiopia
  • Morocco
  • Bangladesh
  • Thailand
  • Nigeria
  • All African Countries including Uganda, Zimbabwe, Congo, Kenya
  • All on-arrival list nationals Dubai visa
  • Syria
  • Palestine
  • Israel
  • Tunisia
  • Afghanistan
  • South Korea

UAE Tourist visa processing time

Tourist Visa Processing Time
Normal visa applications
  • Dubai tourist visa 1- 3 working days
  • Abu Dhabi tourist visa 1-3 working days

    ( after pandemic Abu Dhabi will resume tourist visa applications for tourist who are outside UAE probably in December 2020- Whatsapp Arabiannoons and check with us for further updates )

  • Sharjah tourist visa 2-4 working days
UAE emergency visa processing
  • Dubai tourist visa 4-18 hours Express service
  • Abu Dhabi tourist visa 4- 18 hours Express service

    ( after pandemic Abu Dhabi will resume tourist visa applications for tourist who are outside UAE probably in December 2020- Whatsapp Arabiannoons and check with us for further updates )

  • Sharjah tourist visa 8-24 hours Express service

Is the Abu Dhabi tourist visa open now?

Abu Dhabi is open for visitors but applying visas has still restrictions for certain nationals. Currently Abu Dhabi 30 days and 90 days visas can be processed to below nations which are “Green countries”. Hopefully in the future we hope all nationals will be able to get visas as before.

  • Australia
  • Brunei
  • China
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Hong Kong
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • New Zealand
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam

Can I fly to Abu Dhabi directly using a Dubai tourist visa?

Still a Dubai tourist visa holder cannot fly to Abu Dhabi directly to enter from Abu Dhabi airport using Dubai immigration issued visa. To enter from Abu Dhabi airport you must have an Abu Dhabi immigration issued visa. If you are an on-arrival listed country passport holder you might be able to enter Abu Dhabi on-arrival visa without hustle unlike a prepaid visa listed countries to UAE.

Tourist visa requirements in UAE

Documents for UAE visa

Eligibility to apply UAE Tourist visa

How we process your tourist visa United Arab Emirates to visit Abu Dhabi and Dubai?

Once you decided, reach ArabianNoons visa team and tell your concern, discuss with the team and just be ready with pre-preparations. You can WhatsApp or Email to our 24/7 customer service team will reply instantly. Our UAE visa service is just a 4-step process and then your visa in Hand!

How we process super-fast tourist visa to travel Dubai urgent basis?

In case you are in a hurry to get a visa faster to UAE and travel as soon as possible to Dubai, then we can make the visa just within few hours’ time even with COVID19 covered insurance.

What you all have to do is quickly send us the passport copy and your photo in WhatsApp or Email and proceed with payment to our account through online transfer or quick card payment link which we can send you.

In simple,

How Arabian noons visa team process your UAE tourist visa?

The following 4 steps are always followed when applying a tourist Dubai visa, Abu Dhabi visa or UAE visa.

UAE tourist visa services detail information

What are the new visit visa rules in UAE 2021 - post COVID pandemic?

Since daily we are getting heaps of inquiries on UAE visit visas as COVID impacted travel plans of many tourist worldwide, hope article will help to find the most accurate updates on visa regulations in UAE

What are the uses of each UAE Visit visa types?

1) 96 Hour Transit visa

temporary unavailable due to COVID19

Visa Validity: 14 days from date of issue

Especially necessary for travelers who are not eligible for a UAE on-arrival visa, the 96-hour UAE transit visa are great for travelers with a long layover in Dubai or Abu Dhabi. UAE transit visa holders are permitted to enter UAE and a stay of not more than 96 hours. If you are staying UAE more than 96 hours, then you should obtain 14 days tourist visa not 96 hours transit visa.

What are the documents needed to apply for a Dubai transit visa?

The applicant should submit the following for a hassle-free visa process:

2) Single Entry UAE visa

Visa Validity: 60 days from date of issue

This type of visa is recommended for visitors planning to stay in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or any other UAE emirate. Individuals travelling for holiday purposes, to visit family members, attend meetings and conferences can opt for a single-entry Dubai or Abu Dhabi tourist visa. GCC nationals (excluding Qatari nationals) and nationals of on-arrival eligible countries don’t have to apply for this visa as they get a visa on-arrival. Depending on the number of days you wish to spend in UAE you can choose a:

3) Multiple Entry UAE visa

Visa Validity: 60 days from date of issue

Multiple entry visas are ideal for travelers who visit UAE numerous times within a short duration. Especially convenient for business people and any other frequent visitors to Dubai or Abu Dhabi, the multiple entry visa is a time and cost saving alternative to applying for many visas. There are two types of multiple entry visas:

4) Urgent UAE visa

Visa Validity: 60 days from date of issue

Individuals who need to make an emergency visit to UAE or need a last moment visa can choose the emergency visa service. By paying an additional fee you can receive a visa within a few hours. The types of urgent visas are:

Reasons of UAE tourist visa rejection

Getting news of a rejected visa is always depressing as it hinders your plans. What makes it even worse is the non-refundable visa fee. But visa rejections are usually influenced by few causes, most of which can be corrected before applying. Let’s look at them:

  1. Unclear passport of applicant , hand written passports or damaged passport with unreadable details- This is why we are always asking you to provide us clear, scanned copies of your passport
  2. Passport having a validity less than 6 month
  3. Previous visa rejection history (if you have applied from different provider and your visa was rejected please mention when applying with us so that we can cancel the rejected tourist visa before applying again to increase the chances of visa getting approved. Also, I you have applied resident visa application or got your resident visa application rejected before the new tourist visa are some of the important information they you must share with us before submitting the tourist visa application. Then only we can help you how exactly to get the new visa approved.)
  4. Similarity in names to a person who has been blacklisted or Absconded
  5. Underage travelers – A child applicant visa application without a parent’s application will lead to rejection in normal UAE visa procedure
  6. Certain nationalities age restrictions – (ex: Moroccan females below 31 years, Pakistani ladies below 20 years)
  7. Over age applicants (whose age is above 80 or 85 depending on nationality. During the month of Ramadan even 75 years applicants’ visas might get rejected)
  8. Criminal records in UAE and in any other country (UAE CID check and security check identify those who has criminal records in the UAE or any other country in UAE)
  9. Immigration officers’ mistake (The visa process consists of both online system and human involvement. However the visa approval committee officer may reject your visa by mistake may too possible as per our previous experiences
  10. Typo errors of name, passport number, Place of birth ( (Typo error are the typing mistake of the typist in the immigration department while entering your application in the immigration system, there can spelling mistakes in English typing as well as Arabic typing- This is why once you receive the approved UAE Tourist visa copy, carefully must check is everything typed correctly as per your passport, if not make sure to notify the company / person who applied visa for you)

Reasons of why you may not have allowed to travel even if you have an UAE tourist visa?

Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ)

Currently, Dubai immigration issued UAE tourist visa holders are unable to fly directly to Abu Dhabi airport and enter Abu Dhabi using Dubai tourist visa. Therefore, they are needing to apply Abu Dhabi tourist visa which is currently not available to process.

After 2020 Corona virus lockdown, Abu Dhabi has been re-opened for entry from the boarder for those who comes from Dubai

So, if you wants to enter Abu Dhabi, you need to fly to Dubai / Sharjah airports and then can drive to Abu Dhabi.
Note that Carrying negative PCR test report and home/hotel quarantine is mandatory for those who enter UAE

As per the UAE Smart channel those visas which was automatically cancelled are being again activated since August and give validity time till 01st November to enter UAE using the same visa.

After November 01, 2020 you can apply new visa as the visa will be automatically invalid

As per the rule your visa sponsor who issue the visa, are responsible to bear the cost of the applicant if in case the person found with Corona and there for it is a mandatory requirement to get the insurance policy along with the visa to avoid unwanted fines and expenses for the applicant and the visa sponsored company/ person.

The travel insurance with covid coverage will cover the expenses of your covid related treatment expenses, self-quarantine expenses and PCR tests if in case you infected with covid virus. Since, UAE government will not take care the expenses in case you are detected as a Covid patient.

It is advised to do the PCR test before departure (validity 96 hours when entering DXB or SHJ airports) as it will avoid waste of time when arrive to UAE airport and also some insurance companies will not provide covid coverage as they have mentioned PCR test before arrive to UAE is needed to get the insurance coverage as a condition.

Indian, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Nepal passport holders who are arriving UAE on tourist visa are compulsorily must show the return ticket and proof of hotel reservation or 2000 AED cash in hand in order to grant entry from Dubai or Sharjah airport immigrations.

It will cost around 390 AED

Yes, you are allowed to directly fly Sharjah airport with Dubai tourist visa

As per the reports Dubai doing pretty much well in controlling Covid virus and using the best percussion methods UAE opened again for visitors as one of the countries who successfully combating Covid19

For more safety certain regulations within UAE has been implemented while the new arriving visitors are given a specific requirements to be fulfilled in order to qualify entry to the country.

Until 2016, a visit visa could be changed into a resident visa (by status change) whereas a tourist visa could not be able changed without exiting the country. As of now, there is no difference between a tourist or visit visa, so you don’t have to worry about it anymore.

The overall governing body of issuing visas in the UAE is the General Directorate of Residence and Foreign Affairs. Every emirate has an immigration department which issues visas (Dedicated and separate GDRFA, but all GDRFA interconnect together) So, if an individual applies through the Abu Dhabi immigration, they will receive an Abu Dhabi issued UAE visa. The only difference between the visas is the location of the visa approval committee, visa processing time (for certain nationalities Abu Dhabi visas are issued quickly) and the tourist visa price (it is regarded that the visit visa Abu Dhabi cost is lesser than the price of a Dubai visa)

A Sharjah tourist visa is applied through the Sharjah Immigration department and approved by the visa approval committee in Sharjah. The visa will show that it has been issued by the Sharjah Immigration department and the cost of a Sharjah visa is regarded to be cheaper than a Dubai or Abu Dhabi visa while the processing time may take longer.

Yes, just by applying through any specific emirate you are not limited to enter only within that airport. You can enter through any of the UAE airports if you have a valid Sharjah visa

No, since individuals can’t work with a tourist visa, a common profession depending on the applicant’s age is stated when applying for the visa. If customer wants their true profession to be mentioned in the field, please state your request while applying for the visa as no profession related documents we may ask to process tourist visa unless you specified

Visa validity is the duration within which you must enter UAE. If you fail to enter the country within the validity period, your visa will be automatically cancelled, and you will have to apply for a new one. Some people misunderstand the visa validity as the period of time allowed stay in UAE. But as per the UAE immigration department issued visa format visa validity means not length of time allowed to stay in UAE but it is the duration of time allowed to enter UAE from the date of visa is being approved and issued

  • Transit visa validity 14 days from date of issue
  • All other visas 60 days from date of issue (30 days, 90 days, multiple entry visas)

In your visa copy there will be a field called Visa Validity next to the entry permit number

No, individuals holding Qatari passports are banned from entering the UAE at the moment and not allowed UAE visa free entry for Qatari citizens

Yes, if the individual holds a passport of an on-arrival eligible country then no visa is needed. Pre-arrival visa country passport holders should apply for a UAE visit visa before entering the UAE.

The Immigration is usually busy during peak season (October to April) and has fewer working hours during Ramadan. So, if your date of travel coincides with any of these durations it is best to apply at least 45 days ahead (as visa validity is usually 60 days). If you have no trouble waiting, then you can apply at these times or any time you prefer.

The number of days you can stay in UAE is not mentioned in the visa. If you have applied for a 14 day or 30-day visa, it will be mentioned as short-term (single entry/multiple entry) tourist visa. A 90-day visa is stated as a Long-term (single entry/multiple entry) tourist visa. Most customers mistake visa validity as the permitted duration of stay.

Check your UAE tourist visa expiry date




Yes, Egyptian and Jordanian males or females need to be above 21 years of age to travel alone. Moroccan females should be 31 years and above.

This restriction is due to many cases of human trafficking. Yes, Pakistani females travelling alone below the age of 20 years will face visa rejection

Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and KSA nationals can enter the UAE by showing their GCC national card or passport at any of UAE’s land borders, seaports or airports to get an on-arrival 30-day visa for free.

Only Indian nationals who have a valid EU resident Visa, UK resident visa or USA visa are eligible for a 14 day on-arrival visa. Indian passport holders who don’t fulfill this requirement have to obtain a pre-arrival visa before entering the UAE.

The Dubai visa for US green card holders permits the individual to stay for a duration of 30 days.

Yes, Dubai is regarded as one of the world’s safest cities to travel and live in

Unmarried couples living together must be careful as UAE is against this kind of behavior

If you hold a UK passport then you are eligible for a 30 day on-arrival visa. Otherwise,you will have to apply for a visa even if you are visiting from UK.

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Overstaying is staying in UAE for more than your permitted duration of stay. Individuals who have overstayed are charged an extra fine for every extra day they stay and need to settle the payment to be able to exit the UAE.

Yes, you can get marry. If you are Muslim can marry at the Judicial department (Court)o respective emirate city. If you are a non – Muslim you can get registered your marriage in respective consulate / embassy in the UAE

No, any individual caught working under a tourist visa will be penalized. If you wish to work in UAE, you must make a status change from tourist visa to resident visa.

Yes you can change Dubai tourist visa to Abu Dhabi employment visa or Dubai employment visa or any other Emirate city employment visa( Sharjah / Ajman / Fujairah , Ras Al Khaimah , Umma Al Quwain job visa ) . When you are processing the job visa while staying in tourist visa it’s important to keep in mind that You need to make sure that your the employment entry permit with the status change must be ready before the expiry date of the tourist visa grace period. if not you will encounter overstay fines for the tourist visa which cause troubles for you.

Yes you can change a tourist visa ( visit visa ) to a UAE Resident family visa. ( possible to change into Abu Dhabi , Dubai, Sharjah , Fujairah or RAK or other emirates city family sponsored resident visa). So your kids, wife or husband, you can first take to UAE on a tourist visa and then while they are with you inside UAE , you can go ahead and process the family sponsored resident visa. It’s always better to start processing the resident visa application earlier as before the tourist visa expire you need to complete the status change to resident entry permit ( status change mandatory since the applicant already living in UAE). If in case if the new resident visa is not completed with status change before tourist visa ends, under the tourist visa the applicant/applicants encounter overstay fines.