Before you fly
Visas and passports FAQs
Indian nationals holding a normal passport valid for at least six months may be eligible for a visa on arrival in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Customers must either hold a US visa or a permanent residence card (also known as a green card) valid for at least six months.
The 14-day UAE visa on arrival costs AED 100. If needed, the visa can be extended once for an additional 14 days for AED 250. You can learn more about UAE visas or apply online in Manage your booking.
Many countries have specific requirements for passport validity, and often require passports to be valid significantly longer than the length of your trip – this can vary depending on your country of origin, as well as other factors.
Please check the passport and visa requirements for all countries you’ll be visiting on your journey, and make sure your passport has appropriate validity to cover your whole trip.
The situation and guidance for travel to and from the UAE is changing frequently. Please visit Dubai travel advice regarding travel during this time which we are updating regularly.
Visa requirements for any destination depend on local regulations and vary according to which passport you are travelling on. Visit the visa page on emirates.com for specific information.
As of 29 April 2016, GCC residence permit holders will need to apply for a UAE visa before arriving in Dubai.
The eTA is an entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air.
If you’re travelling to Canada, you’ll need an eTA to board your flight for the following categories:
The eTA is electronically linked to your passport and valid for up to five years, or until your passport expires - whichever comes first.