With a perfect winter climate, world-class hotels, superb facilities for a variety of sports and leisure activities and excellent shopping, Dubai has something to offer everyone. Moreover, the emirate is friendly, safe and secure.
Hospitality has been our tradition for centuries. We look forward to welcoming you in Dubai for business or leisure and we do hope you take back with you cherished and lasting memories of a unique experience.
- Dubai Airshow – World’s 3rd largest and fastest growing aerospace exhibition
- Race to Dubai – World’s richest golf tournament
- Dubai World Cup – World’s richest horserace
- Dubai Sports City – Olympic bid
- Dubai Shopping Festival
- Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens
- Barclays Dubai Tennis Championship
Before you fly
Travel tips before you fly:
Do not carry liquids in excess of 100 ml.
- Each container should not exceed 100 ml
- Use a clear, resealable plastic bag
- Place resealable bag in hand luggage
- Maximum 1 litre capacity
Pack personal belongings in your hand luggage.
Place laptops in an easily retrievable location as you will be asked to place in trays provided at the security checkpoint.
Check with your airline about baggage allowances.
Generally 2 pieces of baggage are allowed for international travel with the weight of each piece not exceeding 32 kilograms, however this may vary by airline and by fare type.
Excess baggage must be repacked and excess baggage fees typically apply.
Always remove old baggage tags as they may cause the baggage system to reject the luggage it is attached to.
Avoid using cardboard boxes as they must be processed manually (which takes more time) and are not durable.
Arrange for travel insurance.
Check with your airline to determine visa requirements at your final destination.
If you wish to travel to the UAE, you’ll find all the information concerning visa requirements on http://www.dnrd.ae/DNRD?lang=en-GB
Please note that visa regulations and costs are subject to change and should always be confirmed with your travel agent or nearest UAE embassy before travelling.
Documents required for visitors
The applicant must submit the following documents of the visitor(s):
- A passport photocopy with minimum six months validity
- Two passport size colour photographs
Processing time & charges
- A normal visa is issued between five to seven working days at a charge of AED 250
- If you wish to process the visa on an urgent basis, the processing time is two days at a charge of AED 375
Visa validity & renewal
- A visit visa is valid for 55 days from the time of entry into the UAE
- The visa can be renewed for one additional month at a charge of AED 625
UAE immigration authority regulations
Visas are required for all visitors with the exception of nationals from the following countries:
GCC Nationals (Gulf Cooperation Council member countries): Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia
Western Europe: United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Spain, Monaco, Vatican City, Iceland, Andorra, San Mario and Liechtenstein
North America: USA and Canada
Far East: Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong
Australia and New Zealand
The following original documents have to be attested and carried with you when travelling to Dubai:
- Birth certificate
- Drivers License(s)
- Marriage Certificate
- Adoption/Custody Papers
- Others, if any
Attesting documents may take some time; several months in some countries – so kindly start the process early.