The following categories of visitors may receive their visit visa at the airport, upon arrival:
If you are a national citizen of a GCC country you do not require a visa to visit the UAE. You will simply need to produce your GCC country passport upon arrival at the point of entry into the UAE.
GCC Residents who are not GCC nationals but who have a high professional status such as company managers, business people, auditors, accountants, doctors, engineers, pharmacists, or employees working in the public sector, their families, drivers and personal staff sponsored by them, are eligible for a non-renewable 30-day visa upon arrival at the approved ports of entry.
National citizens of the following countries:
UK (with the right of abode in UK), France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Spain, Monaco, Vatican, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and holders of Hong Kong SAR passports will be granted a free of charge visa for a single visit upon arrival in the UAE.
It should be noted that this list may vary slightly from time to time and it is therefore best to check with your local UAE embassy or the airline that you are using to fly to the UAE.
If you do NOT fall into one of the above categories, you will require a visa. For visa assistance, kindly note the following:
Please check with your nearest U.A.E. Embassy/Consulate
Emirates Airline, the national carrier for the U.A.E.
Hotel whom you have booked and confirmed your stay in
Please be aware that there is a penalty charge of AED100, with an additional charge of AED100 per day for visitors who overstay their visit visa expiration date.