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.
Advice for travel to and from Dubai
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.
UAE visa advice during normal operating times
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.
Please note no visa is required for GCC nationals.
Additionally, for both Hajj and Umrah in 2018 the Saudi Government will issue electronic visas for all countries. You can learn more on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website(Opens in a new window).