Tourist Visa in UAE

Tourist visas in UAE are issued on single or multiple entries for 30 days or 90 days, depending on your tour plan. You can extend your UAE tourist visa for 30 days twice, without leaving the country.

The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing of Dubai recently released an interesting statistic connected with the number of international visitors. Based on the information released, around 8 million international visitors visited Dubai during the first half of the year 2019. This marked a 3% increase in tourism volume when equated with the statistic of the previous year. Based on 2019 Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index, Dubai preserved its “4th most visited place” status in the world”. And it’s not limited to Dubai alone. Abu Dhabi has attained the unique recognition of being the “fastest developing city in Africa and the Arab region.” And yes, tourism plays a significant role in the growth of Dubai economy.

To trip to Dubai- your dream city, you must need a Dubai tourist visa that is valid for a specific duration. You can obtain a Dubai tourist visa in the form of an electronic authorization (E-Visa) by submitting your essential travel documents and other relevant information. At Kiltons, we simplify Dubai tourist visa procedures for your untiring expedition.

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  • Travel and tourism sector and the UAE economy
    According to World Travel and Tourism Council reports, in the year 2018, the overall influence of travel and tourism on the GDP of the UAE was equivalent to 11.1% of the total GDP. The travel and tourism sector has a significant influence on the employment statistics too. In the same year, the sector generated 612,000 jobs which include both direct and indirect jobs. The vast majority of the travel and tourism-related expenses was created by leisure travellers and the rest by business travellers. In 2018, the travel and tourism sector marked an increase in the growth rate of 2.4%.
  • Tourism-related significance of Dubai, UAE

    Dubai International Airport has a significant role in transforming UAE into one of the most preferred tourist destinations in the world. The airport is one of the busiest and links around 240 international destinations. The UAE is home to world-class airlines like Etihad and Emirates. Both airlines have a prominent role in the international aviation scenario.

    Dubai and Abu Dhabi have high hotel occupancies. International visitors from the US, Europe and Australia visit the two Emirates to become part of many high profile events, exhibitions and meets. The year 2017 marked 20.4 million hotel visitors in the UAE based on the research conducted by Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority.

    As the UAE comprises of 7 Emirates, the feel and ambience of each Emirate vary. Due to these contrasts, as a country, UAE appeals to a wide variety of visitors from diverse regions of the world.

    Dubai has great infrastructure and world-class amenities. The Al Qudra desert offers a visual treat to the visitors and it is just an hour’s drive from Dubai. The mega-structure Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world is another proof of Dubai’s engineering brilliance and vision. The 828 metres and 163 stories structure attracts millions of visitors every year. The largest artificial island Palm Jumeirah is another treat for visitors. The island marvel has many luxurious hotels and resorts. Dubai is a shopping, entertainment and recreation hub and has a lot to offer for all age-groups – the Butterfly garden, Miracle garden, Dubai Mall, Dubai Outlet Mall, the Ibn Battuta Mall are just some of the examples. The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is in Abu Dhabi and is the largest in the UAE. It attracts visitors irrespective of religion due to its unique architecture and design. The mosque proclaims the idea of cultural diversity. The other important tourist spots in Abu Dhabi are the Al Maqta’a Fort, Heritage village and the entertainment zone named Ferrari World. Ferrari World is an enclosed amusement park that guarantees leisure and entertainment for all category of visitors.

  • Who should apply for a UAE Tourist visa in UAE?

    If the visa on arrival or visa-free entry options is not applicable for a foreign tourist or individual, he/she may apply for a UAE Tourist visa. However, there is an age-related restriction for female applicants. The tourist visa in UAE is not allowed for females who are under the age of 18. This means that solo travel is not allowed. The female visitor under the age of 18 should be accompanied by parents during the visit. And this is mandatory for visa application.

    Based on the revised rules, a special concession on UAE tourist visa is allowed for children with adult accompaniment. In this case, the child should be below the age of 18. However, this free visa is valid only for 3 months in a year. To be precise, it is valid from 15 th of July to 15 th of September every year.

  • UAE Tourist visa validity

    A foreign national may apply for a tourist visa in UAE for the duration of 30 to 90 days according to the travel schedule. The applicant has both single-entry and multiple-entry options.

  • UAE Tourist visa application channels

    A visa applicant can rely on multiple channels to initiate the application procedure for their tourist visa to UAE. And those channels are airline companies, hotels and agencies. The applicant can make use of any of the aforementioned channels according to his/her priority.

    Via airline companies – Airline companies offer visa services for travellers. However, there are certain terms and conditions to be met by the traveller. The terms and conditions may vary with the airline company. As part of the terms and conditions, the visa applicant should reserve the air ticket via the same airliner. The prominent companies that operate in the UAE are Emirates, Etihad, Air Arabia and Fly Dubai. Please visit the official website of your preferred airliner for additional information.

    Via hotels and tour agents – UAE Tourist Visa services are also offered by registered agents and hotels. They too have certain terms and conditions regarding the reservation of tickets related to your travel and accommodation. Understand the terms and conditions and do not comprise the authenticity of the travel agent or company. Many fraudulent activities and deals take place in this domain. Do not submit important documents, proofs and personal information without verifying the authenticity of the agency. Always get in touch with the UAE embassy, if further assistance is required for authentication.

  • UAE Tourist visa renewal

    Visa renewal is applicable for a tourist visa and visit visa. By conducting renewal, the applicant extends the duration of the visa for a specified period of time. This specified period is 30 days and the renewal can be conducted two times. Visa renewal allows the applicant to continue the stay for the specified period of time without committing an exit.

    The subsequent renewal must be conducted before the first renewal expires. The applicant is supposed to pay a visa renewal fee of AED 600 for a single renewal.

    And those individuals who violate the rules regarding the duration of stay and fail to renew are liable for a fine. The fine amount is AED 100 per day and is considered from ten days subsequent to the date of expiry.

    However, there are few exceptions for visa renewal. The visa renewal is not applicable for the individuals who are:

    • GCC nation residents
    • Residents who travel with GCC citizens
    • On distinct entry
    • On 96-hour entry to accomplish distinct tasks.
  • Documents required to attain Dubai Tourist visa

    The documents required are listed below.

    • Photo of the applicant
    • Passport of the applicant
    • Pan Card of the applicant
    • Air ticket of the applicant

    Kiltons arrange all kinds of services for a tourist visa to UAE for a wide range of nationalities. We provide the documentation with the utmost responsibility and care. Our team of visa agents provide excellent services to give you a trouble-free, memorable journey. Get ready to experience Dubai in all its splendour and beauty without contemplating much about travel documentation.

    If you need any assistance with a Dubai tourist visa or any kind of visa services, please contact us. We are always happy to help you.

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