Planning a visit to Dubai, or somewhere else in the United Arab Emirates? Hopefully this post clears up any confusion on the immigration process.
Almost 60 countries have visa free access to Dubai and other parts of the UAE. This is a 100% free visa stamp that doesn’t require any application or anything, just proceed directly to immigration and they will give you the stamp. For many of the countries below, it’s valid for up to 30 days (or 90 days if noted with *).
As of 2019, the list of countries with visa free access to the UAE is as follows:
- Czech Republic*
- Hong Kong SAR
- New Zealand
- San Marino
- South Korea*
- United Kingdom
- United States
- Vatican City
(*Nationalities marked with an asterisk in the above list are given a free visa for up to 90 days, multiple entry. All others in the above list are 30 days)
Keep in mind that your passport must be valid for 6 months from the day of your arrival, with an empty page for the visa stamp. For counting purposes, your day of arrival and day of departure each count as a full day toward your total.
Countries not included in the list above will need to apply for a visa before visiting Dubai or other parts of the UAE.
Disclaimer: To my knowledge, the above information on this page is correct at the time and date of posting. I am not affiliated with the government of the United Arab Emirates or their website. If anything has changed in the application process since this guide was written, please let me know in the comments below and I will update the guide ASAP. Originally posted November 10, 2018. Last modified on June 20, 2019.