Citizens of the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States and many other countries - including most of Europe - qualify for a free 30-day visa on arrival at Dubai International Airport. This makes it really easy to start enjoying your fabulous Dubai holiday - just bring a current passport for one of these qualifying countries.

Dubai Quick Facts


Capital
Dubai
Area
41132 km²
Population
2 213 8454 hab.
Language
Arabic
Currency
Dirham (AED)
Electricity
220 v / 50 Hz
Dial code
971
Time zone
GMT +4 hours
Dubai welcomes millions of visitors every year to experience the culture, history and wonder of this incredible city. Before you travel, however, it's important to ensure that you have the right travel documents - to make sure your holiday isn't over before it's even begun. Citizens of the United Kingdom (along with those of 38 other countries, including the United States, Australia, Canada and most of Europe) are eligible for 30-day visas on arrival at Dubai International Airport. These visas are provided free of charge, on production of a passport for one of these eligible countries. Those who are not citizens of approved countries will need to ensure that they obtain a visa before they arrive, and bring it with them. This includes people with other types of British nationality, such as British Overseas Citizens and British Nationals. If you require an advance visa, this can be arranged via some tour operators or travel agents, or from a UAE consulate. You should also seek further advice if you intend to work. If you're planning a holiday for longer than 30 days, you'll be pleased to know that anyone who qualifies for the free 30-day visa on arrival can subsequently extend their visa simply by visiting an immigration office within the UAE and paying an extension fee. You can only do this once, however: for stays of more than two months you will need to contact your local UAE consulate or the UAE federal government for the necessary application process before you travel. Even if you are lucky enough to qualify for a free 30-day visa, you must still make sure your passport is current and up-to-date. For tourists, passports must be valid for at least six months after your date of entry into the UAE - although the authorities will now accept passports that have been extended by a British embassy or consulate. UK emergency travel documents are not valid for entry into the UAE. As with most countries, the UAE takes border security seriously and you are strongly advised to comply with its rules fully. Providing you do so, however, you will find your trip to Dubai trouble-free, and you will be free to fully immerse yourself in this wonderful city's charm, beauty and hospitality.

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Hotels

More than 357 hotels in Dubai to suit your budget and needs. From 5* luxury city chic to charismatic casas particulares and relaxed seaside resorts at the edge of town.

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Tours

Get a fully guided insight into Dubai's many attractions with our extensive selection of tours and learn as you wander through wondrous landscapes and captivating cityscapes.

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Excursions

Embark on a journey of discovery to some of Dubai's most enchanting spots, fascinating cities and natural wonders as you take your pick from our variety of islandwide excursions.

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Attractions

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