If you’re planning to visit the UAE, you may be required to apply for a visa, even if you’re just transiting through Abu Dhabi. Explore the country we call home for up to 96 hours with a Transit Visa or stay for up to 90 days with a Tourist Visa
Do I need a visa to visit the UAE?
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. When you land in Abu Dhabi, simply make your way to immigration to receive a visa when you arrive.
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong (SAR of China)
- New Zealand
- People’s Republic of China
- Republic of Mauritius
- Republic of El Salvador
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- San Marino
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- The Vatican
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
What type of visa do I need?
The visa you need will depend on the length of your trip. All fees are shown in UAE Dirhams (AED) and are non-refundable. It takes approximately 3 to 4 days to process a UAE visa, subject to immigration approval.
Indian citizen? Apply for your visa on arrival
If you’re an Indian citizen, you are now eligible to apply for a visa when you arrive in the UAE, including Abu Dhabi. To qualify, you must have a US Visitor Visa or Green Card, and your passport must have at least six months validity.
Your visa will be valid for a maximum stay of 14 days and costs AED 100. You can extend the duration of your stay by an additional 14 days once only, by paying a renewal fee of AED 250.
So, whether you choose Abu Dhabi as your next holiday destination, or simply as a stopover, now is the perfect time to book your next flight!