Dubai Transit Visa Application, Requirments & Processing

Airline transit passengers travelling with a stopover at Dubai Airport (or other UAE airport) who do not leave the terminal building, do not need a UAE visa since they are not entering the UAE. Citizens of UAE free arrival visa countries do not need to pre-arrange any visa whether they are in transit or travelling to Dubai as a destination.

Any other passenger who does want to exit the airport will need a UAE entry permit. A 96 hour Transit Visa is available to visitors to the UAE. Bear in mind that visa policies and procedures can do and change at anytime and can be inaccurate, even from official sources.

You can obtain this type of visa on arrival in Dubai at the Marhaba Services counter in Terminal 1 and Visas for Dubai desk in Terminal 3. This is not guaranteed, as the granting of the visa is subject to Dubai immigration’s approval. You will need to buy at least one night in a Dubai hotel from Marhaba or Emirates to be issued a transit visa, and probably be flying in or out on Emirates Airline.

Companies such as we South Travels can apply on your behalf a 14 days Transit Visa, otherwise known as a Special Mission Entry Visa, which is different from the UAE Mission Visa that is valid for a longer stays. The 14 days Transit visa is for single entry to the Dubai, UAE only and non-extendable, this visa enables the holder to stay and travel the country for 14 days. Presumably the 14 days includes the date of entry and the exit days.

Another type of Dubai entry permit for tourist coming to Dubai or UAE that we process is a Tourist Visa. This type of visa is applicable for 14 days stay, 30 days stay and we also have 90 Days Long Term Tourist Visa. This is available to almost all nationals that cannot get a visa upon arrival and for those nationals that are not able to obtain a 14 days Transit Visa to Dubai.

Our Dubai Visa Prices

Tourist/Transit Visa Tourist Visa Multiple Entry
7 Days 14 Days 30 Days 90 Days 30 Days 90 Days

USD 80

AED 290

USD 93

AED 330

USD 99

AED 360

USD 257

AED 940

USD 245

AED 890

USD 575

AED 2100

Required Documents

  • Clear Scanned Passport Copy of each Applicant (valid for 6 months).
  • Scanned Colored Passport Size Photo or 2×2 Photo of each Applicant.
  • Complete the Payment Process.

* Mobile capture images are not accepted.

Important Notes

  • Processing will take 2 – 5 working days.
  • Visa approval is sole discretion of the Dubai Immigration officials.
  • Visa fee once paid will be non-refundable, if delayed, approved or rejected.
  • We recommend to apply for your Visa at least 5 – 7 days prior to your arrival.
  • Other Terms and Conditions apply.

In some occasion, processing time may take more than the stated days should Dubai Immigration officials requires further supporting documents to process your application. Passport and Photo should be scanned, mobile capture is not acceptable.

We can process Tourist Visa for most nationalities except for Bangladesh, Yemen, Palestine, Libya, Israel passport holders, Arabs with low profession indicated on their passport and some countries in Africa (case to case basis).

The kind of visa that you require for entry into the UAE depends on several different factors such as your nationality, the purpose of your planned visit and its planned duration.

Applying a Dubai Visa with us online is easy. Just fill up the visa application form, submit the required documents and complete our online secure payment process. You will have your visa for Dubai in 3 to 5 working days. For more information please contact us.


Visa rules, requirements and rates mentioned above can and do change suddenly, and without a warning. All details provided are for general information purpose only and may not be complete or accurate, even government websites can be slow to update. We recommend to check the UAE embassy in your country or the relevant authority in the UAE (DNRD in Dubai)