You require a visa for Dubai to travel to Dubai. Please normally get confused between the types of visas that are available for travel in UAE. A visit visa and a tourist visa are both entry permits for visitors to UAE. The difference is based on who is sponsoring the visitor for their trip, the cost of the visa, and if the visa is renewable or not.
A visit visa is valid for 60 days before entry to Dubai. It can only be used for one entry. There are 2 types of visit visa – Short term visit visa which is valid for 30 days and Long Term visit Visa which is valid for 90 Days. If a visitor wishes to re-enter Dubai after departing from UAE, he / she should not return to UAE for then next 30 days. After 30 days can they apply for a new visit visa.
Visit visa requirements
The person who is sponsoring the visitor should be a resident of the UAE. If a company is sponsoring the visitor it should be based in UAE. GCC citizens do not require a visit visa to enter the UAE. They only require the GCC country passport on arrival to the UAE.
How can i get visit visa for Dubai
A visit visa for Dubai can be obtained through an immediate family member who is residing in Dubai. Details about obtaining family visit visa for UAE can be found here.
Cost of visit visa for Dubai
These visas require a deposit of AED 1000 which will be reimbursed when the visitor leaves the country. The Short Term Visit Visa cost AED 620 and the Long Term Visit Visa costs AED 1120.
Tourist visa Dubai is a special type of Visit Visa.The tourist visa is valid for only 30 days and can be renewed once.
Dubai Tourist visa requirements
Individual tourists can apply for a tourist visa. Tourists from the following countries can apply for tourist visa in Dubai – East and West Europe, Turkey, Bulgaria, Poland, Ukraine, Albania, Russia, the Hellenic Republic, St Kitts-Navis, St Lucia, Mexico, Cuba, Bermuda, Belize, Guyana, French Guiana, Martinique, Antigua and Barbuda, St Vincent, Jamaica, Palao other non-defined American nationalities, Thailand, South Africa, Singapore, China, Malta, Cyprus.
Tourist visa Dubai cost
Dubai tourist visa fees is AED 220 (DNRD fee) + AED 210 (eForm Fees). If applying for the tourist visa through different airlines, there will be slight variations in the prices. This also requires a AED 1000 deposit which will be reimbursed when the visitor leave the country.
Tourist visa Dubai extension
It is extendable for another 30 days at the cost of AED 620.
Tourist visa Dubai overstay
The tourist visa overstay fine is AED 100 and then AED 250 for each day that you overstayed. Even though there seem to be a 10 day grace period for the tourist visa, it is officially not mentioned anywhere.
Difference between Tourist Visa and visit visa
|Features||Short Term Visit Visa||Long Term Visit Visa||Tourist Visa|
|Validity (on issue of Visa)||60 Days||60 Days||60 Days|
|Validity (on entry to UAE)||30 Days||90 Days||30 Days|
|Sponsor||UAE resident||UAE Resident||Airline / Travel Agent / Hotel|
|Deposit (Will be reimbursed)||AED 1000||AED 1000||AED 1000|
|Cost||AED 620||AED 1120||AED 220 + AED 210|