Dubai Visit Visa From Qatar – 2022 Updated Guide

2022 Updated Guide

Now that you have decided to visit Dubai from Qatar, you might be thinking about the visit visa requirements to enter Dubai. This comprehensive guide not only covers that, but also other important topics like the measures enforced after the COVID 19 outbreak, some important information about Dubai visit visa for Qatar residents and more.

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Coronavirus live update

Most travelers question if they can visit Dubai during the COVID pandemic, the procedure for travel and the new rules & regulation in 2021 that is imposed in Dubai. Below is an update of the current status:
  • The Ministry of Public Health, Qatar has created a list of health facilities that have been authorized to perform COVID-19 related PCR tests in Qatar.
  • Any passengers traveling from Qatar to Dubai must conduct another COVID-19 PCR test after landing at Dubai International Airport.
  • Anyone travelling to Dubai from any country of origin (including GCC countries) must produce a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate that is taken not earlier than 72 hours before departure.
  • Children below 12 years of age and travelers with severe or mild disabilities are excused from taking a COVID 19 PCR test. There can be other test exemptions in Qatar. Confirm the requirements prior to your travel via the respective airlines (Qatar Airways +974 4023 0000, Emirates +971600555555, Fly Dubai +971600544445)
  • Abu Dhabi visit visas are not yet being issued. On-arrival nationals and travellers from green list can directly enter Abu Dhabi. For more information call Etihad for more details +971 600 555 666
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Your eligibility for visa and entry varies depending on your nationality. Certain country nationals are eligible for a complimentary on-arrival visa, whereas certain nationalities cannot enter Dubai without a pre-arranged visa. As announced on April 29 2016 by the Dubai Government, individuals living or any other GCC countries don’t get any extra benefit. GCC residence permit holders must apply for a UAE visit visa before travelling to Dubai.

On arrival national 30 days On arrival national 30 days

Andorra, Australia, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong-China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Macau-China, Malaysia, Mauritius,Monaco, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, San Marino, Singapore, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, USA, Vatican City

On arrival national 90 days On arrival national 90 days

Argentina, Austria, Bahamas Islands, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Kiribati, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania ,Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Nauru, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay

On arrival national 90 days

30 days & 90 days single entry visa or 30 days & 90 days multiple entry visas to be obtain if you are South Africa, Bosnia, Egypt, Jordan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Nepal & more

Nationals belonging to the prepaid visa category need to have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months. Please keep in mind that travel documents are not considered. You might have to submit extra documentation while applying for a visa via the tourism company or facilitator airline. You might also have to guarantee that you will exit the country on time and prove that you have taken medical travel insurance that cover covid


These are the types of UAE visas from which a visit visa is the easiest to get if you want to holiday in the UAE or visit family. Tourist visas and visit visas: Many travellers ask us the difference between UAE Visit visas and Tourist Visa. Both are considered to be the same in UAE and is issued by Dubai Immigration. These are the tourist visa types that is issued by the Dubai Immigration:

Residence Visa

if you are transferring from Qatar to Dubai for finding a job, your employer will apply for your residence visa after you have secured your job. Currently, all visit visa holders convert their visa status without exiting UAE.

Student Visa

To be eligible for this visa, the individual must hold an official offer letter from any UAE-based university. Student visas are issued in two types:
  • International students seeking higher education in a UAE-based university.
  • Children of expatriates residing in UAE but registered in a UAE-based higher-education provider.
Visa Type Duration
48-hour 242 km
96-hour 362 km
Tourist - short term(single entry) 476 km
Tourist - short term(multiple entry) 458 km
Tourist - long term(single entry) 386 km
Tourist - long term(multiple entry) 392 km

Medical Visa

International patients can avail medical treatment from any public or private sector medical organization in UAE by securing a medical visa.

Mission Visa

Issued for individuals seeking short-term project-based employment in Dubai and is issued by the Dubai-based firm.


Complete easy pre-paid visa application process with Arabiers Qatar.

Step 1

Send soft copy of passport & photograph to Arabiers Qatar

Step 2

Make Payment


Step 3

Arabiers UAE team will deliver your e-Visa in 24-48 hours

Documents required

  • Coloured photograph of the applicant
  • Colored copy of applicant’s passport( with minimum 6 months validity)
  • Pakistani nationals should also submit passport signature page and Pakistan National ID card
  • Apart from Indian nationals, all children below 18 years must submit a birth certificate (attestation not needed)
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For 48-hour and 96-hour transit visas, approach any airlines as only they can issue them. We, UAE’s Dubai-based tour operator, Arabiers issue the visas listed below for these rates:


Single Entry

359 AED / 98 USD

Multiple entry

1050 AED / 286 USD


Single Entry

789 AED / 215 USD

Multiple entry

2250 AED / 612 USD

- All-inclusive prices (VAT, Service Charge & Immigration Fee)
- Terms and conditions apply

Travel Insurances available now

Insurance type Rate
Travel Insurance for 30 days From 80 AED
Travel Insurance for 90 days From 150 AED

see the full details of travel insurance that cover coronavirus Read here

Travel Insurance

Due to the spread of COVID, Dubai Immigration has made it mandatory for all travelers to secure travel insurance with a COVID-19 cover. Additionally, a health declaration form needs to be filled upon arrival.

Due to the spread of COVID, Dubai Immigration has made it mandatory for all travelers to secure travel insurance with a COVID-19 cover. Additionally, a health declaration form needs to be filled upon arrival.
  • Covid-19 & related coverage
  • Accidental Death and Permanent Disablement From USD 1,500 to USD 500,000
  • Accidental and Sickness Medical Reimbursement From USD 15,000 to USD 500,000
  • Evacuation & Repatriation Benefits From USD 5,000 to USD 200,000
  • Rates : Starting from 75 QAR to 600 QAR

  • Coverage : United Arab Emirates ( 7 Emirates)

  • Underwritten by : Union Insurance UAE (Based in 7 Emirates)

Extending your visa

An extension is the legal procedure of lengthening your allocated stay duration in the UAE. The UAE government has made the extension procedures for on-arrival and prepaid visa holders very simple. To learn more specific details, read our visa extension guide

2022 Updated Guide

A new initiative launched for UAE visitors by the GDRFA(General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs). You can avail the Amer services via their app or by dropping by in any of their many branches in the Dubai Emirate. Amer centers are responsible of typing the applicant’s information, uploading supporting documents and submitting them to the government’s visa application system for processing. The services that can be availed from Amer centre include UAE visa application, UAE visa cancellation, UAE visa renewal and more. If you chose to extend your UAE visa with this procedure, visit any of Amer’s branches and submit the necessary documents. After all your information has been entered into the government system you have to wait until you are notified about your extended visa.

Oman Border Visa Run

This visa extension procedure involves driving from UAE to Oman by road and re-entering UAE after your visa has been extended.If you want to choose this method of visa extension, you need to apply for an Oman Visa at least 5 days before your scheduled entry date. This can be done via the official website of the Royal Oman Police. To find out more, read our Oman visa run guide.

Airport to Airport Visa Change

Airport to Airport Visa Change was the most commonly availed and one of the first visa extension procedures that were introduced by the UAE government. Fast processing of visas and not requiring any pricey deposits are two features that make this time-saving procedure all the better. ALl you need to do is book an airport to airport visa change package from a trustworthy travel company. The package covers the visa fee, round ticket to Oman or Kuwait (dependent on the availability of flights to that destination). After the package has been confirmed, go to Dubai International or Sharjah International airport (you can choose between these two depending on your convenience while booking the package). Make sure to be at the airport a minimum of 3 hours prior to your scheduled departure. Your visa representative will guide you through the process. Upon receiving the exit stamp, send a photo of it to your representative through email or WhatsApp. After reaching Oman or Kuwait, wait for your visa to be issued. Finally, board the flight back after your representative notifies you about your visa being issued.

Inside country no exit visa change

This inside country Visa change without exit is the most expensive of the lot but is time-saving and doesn’t require you to go through any procedures. All you have to do is get in touch with a trustworthy travel company that offers this service. Make sure to do so at least 3 days before your visa expiry. Submit the supporting documents and continue with your visit until you are notified that your new visa is issued.
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Overstaying fines

A 10 day grace period has been allocated for visit visa holders within which the holder has to extend their visa or leave the country. If the holder overstays beyond the grace period, they will be fined with:
  • QAR 200 for the first day of overstay
  • QAR 100 each consecutive day
  • QAR 100, as service fees
You can settle your fines during exit at the airport. Overstaying in UAE doesn’t cause issues for your next visit. However, to avoid paying unexpected fees, exit UAE on time.
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Things to do in Dubai

Don’t be fooled by Dubai’s materialistic appearance. It’s not all posh hotels and luxurious malls, there is also a rustic and traditional side to it that is tightly bound by a medley of cultures. In Dubai, there is something for every type of travelers. Whether you are travelling solo, with family or on a business trip, Dubai won’t fail to entertain and awe you! Check our comprehensive guide of the things to do in Dubai for more options.


Dubai Frame

A symbolic link between old and new Dubai, the frame is the biggest of its kind in the world standing a massive 500 feet high. Guest can go up in the glass lift to a clear glass flyover that promises panoramic views.

Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai will make you believe that enjoying the snow is even possible indoors. Give snowboarding and skiing a try and have a wonderful time inside Dubai Mall’s snow theme park.


Global Village

A theme park catering for all ages but frequented by families, it is located a bit away from Dubai city. Concerts, kid-friendly rides, attractions and food from different countries of the world are some of the popular activities of this fair that operates between November and the start of May.

Camel Race Track

A must visit if you love experiencing the heritage of theUAE, Al Marmoom racetrack is a good place to observe one of the gulf’s most prestigious timepass. You will not only be amazed by the speed of the camels but also how technologically advanced this sport has become.


Dubai Marina

Admire the impeccable Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach as you enjoy solo or tandem riding with Xline Dubai’s ziplines. Feel like a bird flying 560 feet over gorgeous Dubai as you have a thrilling time zooming down one of the world’s longest and fastest zip lines.

Kite Beach

Get your sunbathing fix in one of Kite beach’s many sun chairs, stroll along the vast stretch of soft sand, swim in the clear water or have a game of beach volleyball. Kite beach is the place to be for beach lovers.


Spice Souk

Walking along the streets of Dubai’s spice souk will awaken your senses with colorful displays of every spice imaginable and their heavenly smell. Stroll for free, shop for anything from spices to souvenirs, take an Abra ride or simply admire the beauty of old Dubai.

Starlight Camp

The curved-top tents with skylights that let you glance at the starry sky while dozing off is one of the highlights of this luxurious bedouin camp. Surrounded by sand dunes, there are even telescopes to enjoy the night sky while experiencing luxurious bedouin living.


Al Fahidi District

Resembling a quaint Dubai settlement, Al Fahidi is Dubai’s oldest district and manages to prove it with how well preserved it is. Away from all the traffic, you will have enough time to admire the sand colored buildings, wind towers and more.

Dubai Mall

With over 1200 shops and a variety of other entertainment options, it is no doubt that Dubai Mall is the world’s largest mall. Attracting more visitors than the city of New York, you shouldn’t miss it either.


Burj Khalifa

The tallest building in the world also offers the best views of Dubai city and beyond from its observation deck, At the Top. If you are sensitive to heights then we suggest you stay away. Book your tickets ahead of time as the deck gets full real quick.

Jumeirah Mosque

This is the most photographed mosque because of its breathtaking white-colored medieval architecture that looks all the more stunning when the sun is dipping below the horizon. The mosque permits visitors, including non-muslims for 6 days a week.


Aquaventure Waterpark

Its recent expansion has deemed it the biggest waterpark. With the lazy river, exhilarating rides, a private beach and fun attractions, the waterpark has something for all ages.

Legoland Dubai

Over 60 fun rides paired with 15,000 lego recreations, the park brings to life 6 different lego dioramas. Ideal for kids and adults, the theme park was built using approximately 60 million legos. You can choose to enjoy the indoor or outdoor attractions.


Etihad Museum

This museum is a must visit if you would love to educate yourself on how the UAE was formed by joining the 7 Emirates. The museum is built in the area where the pact of uniting the 7 Emirates was finalised in 1971.

Dubai Opera House

Situated opposite the Burj Khalifa and the dancing fountains, this ultra-modern opera house hosts a variety of shows. Get cosy with a drink from the rooftop bar and enjoy a musical, comedy, ballet performances, family shows and concerts.


Dubai Fountain

Trumping the fountains in Vegas is the world’s tallest fountain that shoots water 500 feet high. Surrounded by the 30-acre large Burj Lake, the free water shows are choreographed to the music of international singers and are a must watch.

Rotating restaurant

If you don’t mind the heights, dinner at this restaurant will bless you with not only scrumptious food but also spectacular views. Fasten your seatbelts and enjoy your dinner prepared by Westin Dubai and Le Meridien Mina Seyahi as the restaurant slowly rotates.


Al Seef

Lining the Dubai creek, it is the district where old meets new. Spanning 1.1 miles long, the area is divided into the past and future. A visit here will give you the chance to observe the hustle and bustle or have a meal in any of the many cafes.

Expo 2020 Dubai

Located between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, guests can experience outdoor performances, displays of art and culture, exhibitions of innovative architecture. Get lost in the 483-hectare large Expo city and learn more.


Skydive Dubai

If you are an adrenaline junkie, this is definitely one way to experience Dubai. Beginners can opt for tandem jumping while experts can choose to dive solo.

Fly with Falcons

Soar amidst the clouds and spot unique desert creatures strolling below. Your pilot is experienced in falconry too. This is an ideal adventure if you want to celebrate something special while in Dubai.


Perfume Museum

SItuated in the Shindagha neighbourhood of Dubai that used to be the traditional hub of Dubai. The perfume museum showcases the traditional methods of perfumery and gives you a good insight into perfume trading.

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Frequently asked

From May 1 2017 onwards, Indian passport holders (with minimum 6 months validity from date of arrival) who pass the eligibility criteria will obtain a UAE on-arrival visa. This will permit them for a 14 day stay for the cost of 120 AED (can change) which can be extended for an additional 14 days for the cost of 250 AED (subject to change). To be eligible, the Indian passport holder must have either of the following:

  • a USA visit visa or green card (with at least 6 months validity)
  • a UK or EU residence visa holder

Yes, you can contact the Arabiers team and we will get you a visa within 4 to 8 hours with Flydubai.

You can either visit the smart service site and check with your passport details or visit the amer site and check with your file number. You can perform any UAE visa status enquiry by visiting any of these two sites.

No, you can’t. The UAE government has handed over the responsibility to airlines (Emirates, Etihad, FlyDubai, etc) and tourism companies like Arabiers. They don’t accept any direct applications.

As per the cabinet resolution passed in July 2018, any children below 18 years of age who are travelling with adults are eligible for a free visa between July 15 and September 15 every year.

Unfortunately, it is not available now. From April 29 2016 onwards, GCC residence permit holders are required to apply for a UAE visa before visiting Dubai.

Individuals above 18 years old are allowed to travel alone. However, children below 18 years of age must travel with an adult. If either or both of their parents are employed in UAE then a Dubai visit visa can be issued with their details and birth certificate. After the visa is confirmed, an Unaccompanied minors ticket can be booked via a preferred airline.