Visas

Information on passports and visas.

Visitors to the United Arab Emirates must obtain a visa prior to travel unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or one of the countries whose citizens are eligible for visa on arrival.

All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months, and entry into the UAE is subject to immigration approval.

Delegates attending the Global Education & Skills Forum are solely responsible for ensuring they have the correct visa or permission to enter the United Arab Emirates. Citizens of member nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council have a freedom of movement in the UAE and the Schengen Area.

If your country of nationality is NOT on the list below, you will need to make your own advance visa arrangement at your relevant UAE embassy or consulate service. You might also be able to arrange a visa through the hotel you book in Dubai or via Emirates Airlines Visa Services. We recommend that you leave sufficient time to arrange this prior to departure.

If your country of nationality appears on the list below, no advance visa arrangements are required to visit the UAE. Simply disembark your flight at Dubai International Airport and proceed to Immigration, where your passport will be stamped.

30-days visit visa free of charge Multiple entry 90-days visit visa that's valid for 6 months from the date of issue, and for a stay of 90 days in total.
Andorra Austria  Liechtenstein
Australia Belgium  Lithuania
Brunei Bulgaria  Luxemborg
Canada Croatia  Malta
Hong Kong Cyprus  Netherlands
Ireland Czech Republic  Norway
Japan Denmark  Poland
Malaysia Estonia  Portugal
Monaco Finland  Romania
New Zealand France  Seychelles
San Marino Germany  Slovakia
Singapore Greece  Slovenia
South Korea Hungary  Spain
United Kingdom Iceland  Sweden
United States of America Italy  Switzerland
Vatican City Latvia