In Dubai, you may obtain a visa upon arrival. If you have a passport from one of the countries or territories listed below, you do not need to make any advance visa arrangements to enter the UAE. Simply exit your plane at Dubai International Airport and head to immigration, where your passport will be stamped with a free 30-day visit visa.
However, if you come from one of the countries or territories listed below, you will need to apply for a visa in advance:
Iran - Visas are available on arrival at all airports and border crossings. You can also download the form from the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
Iraq - Visa requirements change frequently so we recommend that you check with the Iraqi Embassy in London before you travel.
Jordan - Visit the Jordanian Embassy in London to apply for a visa.
Kuwait - Visas are only issued by Kuwaiti embassies or missions. It's best to contact them early to make sure your application is processed within two weeks.
Lebanon - Visas are only issued by Lebanese diplomatic offices in other countries.
Oman - Visas are only issued by Omani embassies or consulates.
There are two ways to get from the airport to the city center: taxi or shuttle bus. The journey takes about an hour; the fare is $30 for the first 4 hours and then $1 per hour.
You can also fly into one of three airports near downtown Dubai: Dubai International, Al Maktoum International, or Dubailand World Airport. From there, you can take a taxi or use public transportation to reach the city center.
Yes, everyone needs a visa to enter the United Arab Emirates. However, citizens of many countries can obtain a 90-day entry permit for a fee. These permits can be used instead of a visa for visits up to 90 days in length. They must be obtained in advance through an authorized sponsor. Visas can be obtained at any border point but will not be issued until after you have passed through customs. For more information on entry requirements, please consult with the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you plan to visit.
If you are a citizen of a country not listed above, you will need to get a visa for your trip to the UAE, even if you hold a US green card or a US student visa. If you want to remain for more than one month, regardless of citizenship, you must get a visit visa.
Flight with a Visa Enter the airport's departure terminal once you've landed. There is no need to leave the airport; simply board a flight back to the UAE. After the flight, you may proceed to the Dubai airport and obtain a fresh 30-day or 60-day visit visa. This process must be done even if you are only staying for a few hours.
It is important to note that this method will also work with other countries that have a visa-free arrangement with the United Arab Emirates. For example, Indian citizens do not require a visa for 30 days' stay in Dubai.
However, if you plan to stay longer than 30 days, it is advisable to get a residence permit. The fee depends on how long you want to stay in the country and whether you are a citizen of a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country - there is no charge for those people - but otherwise it is around $150-$300 per month. However, some companies may be able to help their employees obtain a residency permit. Check with your employer to see what the procedure is like and whether it is worth applying for a permit.
In conclusion, it is possible to apply for a visa extension at the Dubai Immigration Office. It is recommended to do this as soon as possible after arriving in the country because once your initial visa expires, you will need to extend it before you can apply for another visa.