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Obtaining Visas

UAE welcomes all visitors, whether for tourism, visiting relatives, or investment. The government provides numerous options for tourism, entertainment, and shopping as well as exhibitions and conferences. Nationals of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) do not need a visa to enter UAE. The resident expatriates in GCC countries, who meet certain conditions, can obtain a non-renewable visa of 30 days upon arrival at UAE approved outlets. A visa is granted to nationals of the following countries upon arrival to the United Arab Emirates: Australia - Portugal - Denmark - Sweden - Vatican - Norway - Austria - Japan - Greece - Ireland - Spain - Germany - America - Andorra - Iceland - Italy - Brunei - Britain - Belgium - San Marino - Singapore - Switzerland - France - Finland - South Korea - Luxembourg - Liechtenstein - Malaysia - Monaco - New Zealand - Netherlands - Hong Kong. Nationals of other states need a visa prior to entering UAE. For more information, you can contact the embassies and consulates of UAE abroad.

General Directorate of Residency and Foriegners Affairs