UAE is a beautiful country which is home to the power-houses like Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Visiting Dubai as a tourist shouldn’t be much of a hassle if you are aware of how to apply for UAE Dubai Visa from India and you can get set go! It mainly depends on your nationality.

First things first, you need to book your tickets before you apply for your visa. Because one of the document to submit for your visa process is your airline ticket! I went on this  Dubai trip in January 2017 . These are the simple steps I followed whilst applying for my visa after booking on tickets on Emirates airlines. Thank god for e-Visa processing! I will post an excerpt from the Emirates website for the countries which do not need Visa process prior to UAE Travel.

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1. Visa Requirement

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–  Source : Emirates 

So people of Indian Nationality will have to apply for a UAE Visa prior to their travel.

2. Type of Visa

  • Duration of stay :  30 days
  • Duration of stay :  14 days
  • Duration of stay :  96 hours
  • Duration of stay :  90 days
  • Duration of stay :  90 days (multi-entry)
  • Duration of stay :  30 days (multi-entry)

Duration of stay : 30 days

Short Term Visit Single Entry – Tourist : This visa is non-extendable, Valid for 30 days stay, Visa is valid for 58 days from the date of issue

Duration of stay :  14 days

Short Term Visit Single Entry – Service (14 days) : This visa is non-extendable, Valid for 14 days stay, Visa is valid for 14 days from the date of issue.

Duration of stay :  96 hours

96 Hours Visa: This Visa is valid only for 96 hours and is ideal for travellers to the UAE who plan to stay for a period of less than 4 days. This type of Visa is preferred by travellers having business meetings or taking stopovers en route to their journey.

Duration of stay :  90 days

90 Days Visit Visa : This Visa is valid for 90 days availed by travelers having a longer stay in UAE. This type of Visa is preferred by travelers going to UAE for holidays, visit family / friends or for business trainings etc.

Duration of stay :  90 days (multi-entry)

Multi Entry Long Term Visa : This Visa is valid for 90 days availed by travellers having a longer stay and travelling multiple times to UAE. The validity of the visa is 58 days from the date of issue and the client can enter UAE multiple times and stay there for 90 Days from the first entry in UAE.

Duration of stay :  30 days (multi-entry)

Multi Entry Short Term Visa : This is a multiple entry visa and is non-extendable, Valid for 30 days stay, Visa is valid for 58 days from the date of issue.

 3. Supporting Documents

So now that i know I had to apply for a visa and I picked 30day tourist visa.

  • Color photographs of the applicant.
  • Color passport copy (front and back).
  • Copy of your Emirates flight ticket.
  • Application form with all the details of the applicant along with the passport information.

You will be redirected to a page where you will fill this application following which you will upload scanned color copies of all required documents. What I have listed are the basic set of supporting documentation. There might be additional documents requested, based on your eligibility criteria.

4. Visa Fee

The visa fee per head will be approximately 7000 INR and is paid online during your e-Visa application process is non-refundable.

5. And then we play the waiting game.

It takes somewhere between 3 to 4 working days  to get your visa approval status. And if it is approved, off you go on a remarkable adventure 😉 Hope it helps.

Sharu xx