Do I need a visa to visit the UAE?

The United Arab Emirates is a magical and amazing city to visit! With its skyscrapers, jawdropping architecture and fanatastic views…there is absolutely no doubt why the United Arab Emeriates wouldn’t be on your bucket list!

Entry in the United Arab Emirates falls into 3 main categories! If you need a visa, we can help! Simply email us here to start the process!

If you are from any of the countries or regions listed below, you do not need to apply for a visa before you travel to the UAE.  

If you are from any of the countries or regions listed below, you NEED  a prearranged Visa!

Here’s everything you need to know about applying for a Tourist Visa (short, long, single entry or multiple entry).

Mandatory requirements

  • Completed application form
  • 6x6cm photograph in colour (minimum of 600×600 pixels) with a white background (at least 80% of your face should be visible)
  • Colour copy of your passport showing your full name, nationality, date and place of birth, passport number, date of issue and expiry, name of father / legal guardian, and the name of your mother
  • Valid passport with at least six months validity at the time of travel
  • Confirmed ticket travelling into UAE and onwards from UAE


In addition to the mandatory requirements listed above, you must also submit a birth certificate for your child, in English or Arabic. Translated documents should be attested on the front page.



Dependents are defined as a spouse, children below the age of 18 and parents above the age of 60. You must submit supporting documents that prove the status of the relationship, for example, marriage certificate or birth certificate.


Minors (under 18 years old) 

For minors, including married females under the age of 18: 

  • Photo ID of parents or husband is required
  • Copy of one of the parents’ tourist visa sponsored by Etihad Airways.
  • Etihad Airways reserves the rights for sponsorship
  • Etihad Airways will not sponsor unaccompanied minors and students
  • Females under the age of 18 or students must travel with their parents
  • Only machine-readable passports will be accepted (handwritten passports will not be accepted)

Submitting your visa application

Documents must be submitted to us via email: or in person

Additional documents

Depending on your nationality, you may be requested to provide additional documents in support of their visa application. If these documents cannot be provided, the visa application may be rejected. The visa fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.

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