People of all nationalities can now enter the UAE on Tourist Visa. Tourist visa for 30 days, non-extendable, can only be applied for through a licensed hotel, travel or tourism agency.
New rule effective from 01/01/2015 has withdrawn the 10-day grace period and the option to extend it for a month. But you can apply for next Tourist visa as soon as you exit.
Fee:Dh250 including Medical Insurance. Application must be submitted through online.
Entry: Tourist Visa holder should enter UAE within 60 days from the date of issue. If not entered, visa will be cancelled automatically and to be applied again with the same procedures.
REJECTION: If you had worked in UAE before on low level profession, you cannot apply for Tourist visa latter. In this case you can apply for Visit visa.
SHARJAH: Employment visa will not be issued in Sharjah if the applicant is on Tourist Visa. You must exit first.
Immigration Call Centre: 800 5111
Ministry of Interior: 800 5000
Call Centre (International): +971 4 313 9999
VERIFY VALIDITY OF YOUR VISA: You can check validity of your Tourist Visa through online. Click here for the service.
NOTE: If you are not eligible to sponsor your family/relative/friend on visit visa, you can depend on airline or tourism companies for 30 days tourist visa and 90 days Long Term Visit Visa.