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Getting Visit Visa for Dubai on arrival for Saudi iqama holders (expats)

For all GCC countries citizens (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar), there is no need for visa. Citizen of certain countries (see list) can 30 day free visa on arrival (see list of countries here). However, for others not included in the above list wishing to go to UAE, there are three ways:

Getting Visa through the Embassy

Your sponsor has to submit your passport along with your application to the UAE embassy. This is a business visa which gets stamped for 30 days and is valid only for 14 days ie you should travel within 14 days of stamping of the visa to UAE. Profession on your passport does not matter.

Getting Visa online visa through Emirates airline

Nationals of countries requiring a prearranged UAE visa can now apply and pay for their visas online through emirates.com. If you are travelling to or stopping over in Dubai with Emirates, you can submit an application and receive your UAE visa entirely online – without having to submit your passport for stamping. You can apply for your UAE visa through our Manage a Booking tool after booking your Emirates flight. Click here to book your online visa through emirates.com. Getting visa On-arrival at Airport

When you arrive at the Dubai airport, the first thing you need to do is go to the bank counter at the airport where you pay the visit visa fee of AED 185 and get an application form along with your fee voucher. Remember, you have to buy one application form for each passport, even for your baby if (s)he is having separate passport. After filling the form, go eye scanning counter. This may take some depending on the queue. They usually have a separate queue for women.

After eye scanning is over, you can go to the immigration counter where you have to present your passport, a copy of your Saudi iqama stamped by your sponsor and visa application. They will stamp a visa of 30 days on your passport. This visa can be extended for another 30 days. Note: on arrival visa is not for all professions; it for specific professions like Doctors, Engineers etc. To confirm if you can get On-arrival visa for your profession, you can call the UAE embassy at Riyadh on the following number : 01-482 8402 01-482-7366

Also you can get information on visa requirement by calling Dubai Airport on +971-4-224-5555.

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287 replies
  1. SHIBU SHIHABUDEEN
    SHIBU SHIHABUDEEN says:

    I am a teacher working in an International School Riyadh, KSA. I wish to go Sharjah during this vacation ( JUNE 30,2012) .My iqama validity is unti November 2012. How can I get the visit visa for 30 days. Please give me a correct reply as soon as possible.

    Thank you very much

    Reply
      • Arshad
        Arshad says:

        My proffession is Computer network technician, I checked with UAE Embassy Jeddah they said i will get on arrival, Do I need carry my original iqama or what I want carry with my passport for get on arrival visa

        Reply
    • NAJAM US SAQIB
      NAJAM US SAQIB says:

      Yes you can get on arrival visa on teacher profession in any gcc state your iqama should be valid for at least three months and passport also valid for at least three months you will get on arrival visa at sharjah airport costs you 185 AED valid for one month stay extendable to one month more you have to present your original iqama at sharjah immigration counter orignal iqama is required in any gcc state to get visa on arrival .

      Reply
  2. Muhammad Shahzad
    Muhammad Shahzad says:

    Salaam your blog is very helpful But I want to know if i can get visit visa on arrival at Dubai airport .
    I have valid Iqama of Maintenance Engineer .So am I eligible to apply for 30 day visit visa at the airport.

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      Shahzad, as per the rules, people with the Profession “Engineer” on their iqama are entitled to 30 day visit visa on arrival. Don’t forget to take stamped copy of your iqama.

      Reply
      • jerry
        jerry says:

        what about iqama validity in my iqama validity is october 13 2013 , i am planning to go uae on 31 st juy 2013 , then any problem ?

        Reply
      • WASEEM
        WASEEM says:

        DEAR SIR,

        PLEASE HELP ME.

        I WOULD LIKE TO INFORM YOU THAT IAM WORING SAUDI ARABIA I HAVE VALID IQAMA PROFESSION MARKETING SPECIALIST, PLEASE ADVISE IAM ABLE TO GET ON ARRIVAL VISA IN DUBAI,

        IAM PLANING TO GO THIS MONTH

        Reply
  3. Mohammad azam jamil
    Mohammad azam jamil says:

    Iam in riyadh my designation on my iqama is hvac technicion can i get visa for dubai on arrival.
    please let me inform as soon as posible. thanks.

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      Dear Azam,
      As we mentioned above, the rules are changing from time to time. You can inquire with UAE consulate to get the information on the latest rules.
      Do share the information so that other can benefit.
      Thanks and regards
      SaudiXpert

      Reply
    • manoj
      manoj says:

      idear sir,i wish to visit dubai,i m a saudi iqama holder,as a general supervisor,can i get visa, from here in riyadh,what is the requrement documents

      Reply
  4. Jude
    Jude says:

    Hello please advice me i am Saudi Iqama Holder Filipino National with Marketing Specialist Professions do i am elegeble for Visa on arival in Sharja?

    Please advise

    Thanks,jude

    Reply
    • NAJAM US SAQIB
      NAJAM US SAQIB says:

      Yes You are eligible for visa on arrival major professions can get visa on arrival in dubai and sharjah iqama should valid at least three months and passport should valid at least six months approved professions are

      Accountants
      Managers
      Doctors
      Engineers
      Technicians
      Teachers
      Programmers
      belongs to corporate level except labour professions

      Reply
  5. Mohammed Ashraf
    Mohammed Ashraf says:

    I have change my profession in Saudi arbaia, from labour to Cost Accountant.
    My Iqama status is Cost Accountant but in passport still its Labour can i get on arrival visa to GCC countries

    Reply
  6. sissyjhen
    sissyjhen says:

    hi! i am a nurse in riyadh and badly wants to go to dubai this november,, anybody who can tell me the papers/things i need to bring (passport, visa,etc)???.. thanks a lot peepz!

    Reply
    • NAJAM US SAQIB
      NAJAM US SAQIB says:

      You need Original Iqama valid for at least three months
      passport validity 6months
      Expatriate able to present his original iqama to the immigration officer

      Reply
  7. azra siddiqui
    azra siddiqui says:

    asak.im azra siddiqui.im working as lecturer in saudi arabia.can i get on arrival visa fr the month of october and my iqama expired in december.please guide me

    azra

    Reply
    • NAJAM US SAQIB
      NAJAM US SAQIB says:

      Iqama should valid for at least three months and passport should be valid at least six months Expatriate able to present his original iqama to immigration officer

      Reply
  8. jean
    jean says:

    i would like to confirm if i can get visa for dubai upon my arrival on the airport of dubai, im holding saudi iqama and my profession here is a nurse im planing to stay in dubai for 3 days only..

    thanks

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      You can get visa by travelling by Emirates airlines. However, we are unaware if you can get visa on arrival for your said profession.
      You can with the UAE embassy as mentioned above.
      Do share with us if you are able to get visa so that others can benefit.

      Reply
  9. Nayeem
    Nayeem says:

    Dear Team

    My profession on IQAMA is Electrical Technician (Fanny Karbai Tamdedaat)can i get on arrival visa?

    FYI i have visited once before to Dubai with an pre arranged visa.

    Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      Hi Nayeem.
      We know that on arrival is given to Doctors and Engineers working in Saudi Arabia.
      However for Technicians, it would be best to check with the UAE embassy at Riyadh on 01-482 8402.
      Alternately you can get information on visa requirement by calling Dubai Airport on +971-4-224-5555.
      Do share your finding so that others can benefit from your experience.

      Reply
  10. Shaheer
    Shaheer says:

    Hi,

    I am currently working in Dammam and I am planning to go to Dubai (on arrival visa) next week with my family by Saptco bus service. I want to come back alone and later go after 2 weeks to bring my family back. What I want to know is if I come back alone my family can stay there or not in my absence as their visa is taken by me. I will surely go back to bring them back. Any help would be appreciated.

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      Shaheer,
      Each passport has got separate visa stamped on it.
      So, it is not necessary for your family to come back with you.
      Hope this helps. Have a nice vacation.

      Reply
  11. Fahad
    Fahad says:

    hi,

    i have iqama with engineer profession. i m in karachi and wants to go dubai from karachi. Can I go from karachi to dubai without visa. I think i will get on arrival visa. I will book flight and hotel online. please clearify me about the departure from karachi to dubai. I have a copy of my iqama.

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      Hi Fahad.
      Yes it can be done. I know quite a few people with similar situation as yours and they were able to get visa on arrival at Dubai.
      However, to be on safe side you can call the Dubai airport to update yourself regarding the latest rules and regulations.
      Dubai Airport telephone: +971-4-224-5555
      Have a nice trip and do share your experiences for others benefit.

      Reply
  12. khaja
    khaja says:

    hi,
    i have changed my profession from tiles fixer to system analyst and i want to travel to dubai for this eid but in my passport the visa is with the same old profession. is it possible to take my new stamped iqama copy and travel through saptco.

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      The profession on your iqama is the one that counts.
      Just take a stamped copy of your iqama.
      However, just confirm with UAE embassy that System analyst get visa on arrival.

      Reply
    • Ajaz Nusrat
      Ajaz Nusrat says:

      Hi,

      Please share your experience did you got visa on arrival for Dubai on System Analyst profession on your IQAMA?

      Thanks in advance.

      Reply
  13. Upendra Lele
    Upendra Lele says:

    My wife works with Qassim University as Associate Professor in Medical Microbiology. I have a family resident Iqamah, my wife is my sponsor. We are planning to go to Dubai for site seeing for a few days. Please let me know if we shall get Visa on arrival at Dubai airport. Regards.

    Reply
  14. Allen Darrel Kinny
    Allen Darrel Kinny says:

    Dear Sir,
    I would like to travel to Dubai on 15th Dec 2012 I would like to know whether I am entitled to a visa on arrival.My profession put on my Iqama is Surveyor Buildings,I tried contacting Riyadh Embassy for information but the number given on your site says its temporary out of service,And the dubai number they give another number to talk to and no one answers it.Please help me out.
    Thanks
    Allen

    Reply
  15. Taj M
    Taj M says:

    Salam,

    I’ve been to dubai this september with visa on-arrival (I have Engg Profession). I need to visit Dubai again this December. But my Iqama expires on April 2013. Which means my iqama is NOT valid for 6 months at the time of entry in Dubai.. Can this be a problem to get on-arrival visa ?? If so, what other options am i left with ??? Kindly suggest…

    //BR,
    Taj M

    Reply
  16. mohamed sayeed
    mohamed sayeed says:

    in my saudi riyadh iqama profession is mechanical draftman can i get on arrival for uae please reply with supporting document so i can get visa at border i will travel by bus

    regards sayeed

    Reply
  17. Najia
    Najia says:

    assalamualaikum…i am an expat living in saudi arabia under my husband’s iqama. ,senior engineer) i want to know will i get visa on arrival in dxb only for me & my daughter? we are travelling without my husband, so what profession can i show there? i am a housewife. we dont have time to get visa from counsulate. plz help

    Reply
  18. Hamza
    Hamza says:

    I want to know for how long the saudi iqama has to be valid to get entry in dubai . I have heard that less than 3 months validity is not considered that is you cant get visa at arrival if your iqama is valid for less than 3 months . Iam a doctor by profession

    Reply
  19. warda faheem
    warda faheem says:

    salam. i am a house wife holding an iqama under sponsorship of my husband. my husband is working here as an engineer. we have two children, both are aqama holders under their father’s sponsorship. i just want to inquire that being an expat but iqama holder, under my husband’s sponsorship, am i allowed to work as a teacher in an international school? does saudi laws permit that. the schools have no problem if i obtain an NOC from my husband. but is it legal according to saudi laws?

    Reply
  20. Darwin Datario
    Darwin Datario says:

    Hi,

    I’m a freelancer working here in Riyadh, my company wants to send me to Abu Dhabi for an exhibit, the problem is my sponsorship is still not under my present company, my profession in my iqama is a driver. the exhibit will be on Nov. 19-21. With that said can i obtain a visit visa? What are the requirements for me get a visit visa..

    Many Thanks…

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      For driver profession on iqama, it is not possible to get visa on arrival. However, if any company in UAE invites you by send visa, then you can go.

      Reply
      • NAJAM US SAQIB
        NAJAM US SAQIB says:

        if any company provides you invitation letter and it is attested with chamber of commerce from UAE then you can get visa on arrival if travelling through emirates airlines and your stay is minimum eight ours and you have confirmed ticket to continue your journey then you can get on arrival visa due to GCC residency and 96 our transit visa or you can apply through emirates airline after booking of your itenrary .

        Reply
  21. Maharoof Khader
    Maharoof Khader says:

    Assalamu Alaikum

    I am an Engineer working in Saudi Arabia. But my profession is (Nakash Khazaf, نقاش خزف) as per my Iqama. Please let me know whether I am eligible to get on arrival Visa in Dubai.

    Is there any website to check the list of professions allowed for a visit visa in Dubai..

    Thanks..

    Reply
  22. Justin George
    Justin George says:

    hai sir,
    I am working in Abudhabi and my wife is working as Staff Nurse in Jeddah. I would like to bring her to Abudhabi on February, and let me know is it possible to take On arrival visa for her…

    Reply
  23. jobin
    jobin says:

    This message is with regard to the on arrival visa to UAE.
    I am Saudi Resident my profession in the permit is mentioned as Student my father is itself my sponsor & his profession Graphic civil engineer
    I had travelled along with him to UAE last year & had got the on arrival visa
    I am planing to travel alone this week to UAE will be able to get on arrival visa
    Looking forward for your advice

    Reply
  24. Muhammad Ghazanfar Zuberi
    Muhammad Ghazanfar Zuberi says:

    hello sir,
    i’m an engineer in Jeddah KSA i want to go to dubai for on arrival visa.can you please tell me can i get the on arrival visa on dubai air port,
    this is the required doc (submit iqama copy with stamped by my sponsor)
    my point is no body sponsor me to go to dubai so i have an iqama copy but not stamped iqama copy by my sponsor.
    can i get on arrival visa.

    waiting for your reply.

    Reply
  25. King
    King says:

    Hi,

    I am working in Riyadh as a Mechincal Engineer, as far as I know, Engineers on Iqama are legible to get visit visa upon arrival on the border or airport. My question is. I have family here in Riyadh I have two children and they are under my sponsorship. however, my wife has another sponsorship because she is working as a nurse here in Riyadh and on her Iqama nurse profession.

    I would like to know if she can travel with us and get the visit visa direct from the border. please be inform that we are legally married and we have all the necessary document and all accepted by the Saudi goverment.

    Thank you very much for your response,Appreciated.

    Best Regards.

    Reply
  26. Mutaz Hashim
    Mutaz Hashim says:

    Hi, I’m a French citizen living in Saudi. In traveling with wife and kids to dubai but remembered that my wife is Sudan citizen. Can we have visa upon arrival or need to issue before departure.

    Reply
  27. jane
    jane says:

    hi am working in najran national guard health affair as patient care technician but my iqama is housekeeper can i get a visa going to dubai?please ned ur emmediate reply.tnx.

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      It is the profession on your iqama that counts.
      For more details contact the Dubai Embassy on 01-482-7366 or Dubai Airport on 00971-4-2245555

      Reply
  28. saurav
    saurav says:

    Dear
    I am planning to visit dubai. I am having a saudi iqama and working as a chemical engineer in saudi arabia but my nationality is indian. please tell me which documents i need for on arrival visa for dubai….

    Reply
  29. John
    John says:

    Hi! Im a 20 years old foreigner student in Saudi Arabia under the sponsorship of my father which has a iqama title of Mechanical Engineer. I already acquired my exit re-entry visa. I will be the only one going, would i be able to get a visa upon arival in Dubai?

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      Logically a copy of your father’s iqama and you iqama should suffice. However, it best to check with UAE embassy or the Dubai airport.
      Do share your experience for the benefit of others.

      Reply
  30. Mohammed Moiz
    Mohammed Moiz says:

    Dear Sir,

    Could you Please advise if i need to travel dubai for a week which visa should i need to apply. my iqama holds a electrician profession can i be issued the visa on arrival.i called the uae embassy in riyadh but they give very bad response. i called them twice he said they dont no do it from your sponsor.

    what does it mean.
    could you please help me

    Thank you,
    Moiz

    Reply
  31. jana
    jana says:

    vacation visa to dubai for 7 days
    hi i am nurse here in saudi arabia filipino national working as a nurse under the ministry of health. i want to go vacation in dubai for 7 days before i will go to philippines. how can i avail for vacation visa and what are the documents needed. tnx u so much.

    Reply
  32. Dr Shaikh
    Dr Shaikh says:

    Dear ,
    I am Working as Consultant Paediatric Surgeon in Saudi Arabia and having Iqama . but on iqama they mention Tabeeb instead of connsultant. so can i get visa on arrival .
    regards
    dr shaikh

    Reply
  33. salman
    salman says:

    Hi I have Iqama with Engineer profession.I want to visit Dubai but when i am returning from KHI DXB JED.Will iget visa on arrival in this case or i need to have pre arranged Visa.Is there any practicl case in your knowledge in this regard

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      Yes, you should get it. For peace of your mind, you can call and confirm with Dubai airport. Number is given at the end of article.

      Reply
    • Rashid
      Rashid says:

      My situation was same as yours – Engineer iqama, coming from India – DXB – RUH. At Dubai, I got visa on arrival for 30 days. I stayed for 4 days and then came to Saudi. I had gone with my family and all four us got visa on arrival. This was in Dec, 2011. Hope this information helps.

      Reply
  34. MJ
    MJ says:

    Its been 6 months since I have been working with Salman Bin Abdulaziz University and my Iqama states my profession as Lecturer. Am I eligible to get a visa-on-arrival at the Dubai Airport? What are the documents I need to carry? Do i need a letter from a sponsor in Dubai? Is a signed and sealed copy of the Iqama from the university enough? We are not allowed to hold both an iqama and a passport at the same time.

    Please help. This is urgent. Thank you.

    Reply
  35. erfan abdul rahman
    erfan abdul rahman says:

    Asslaamualaikum,

    I want to know regarding my iqama profession.First my iqama profession is building electrician(kharbai mabani)is it applicable for family visa? as my qualification is M.B.A.
    If i want to change iqama profession to marketing analyst or financial analyst which one is good and suitable for family visa..jazakallaah khair. may allaah reward this forum with the best.

    Reply
  36. Dr SHAJEE SIDDIQUI
    Dr SHAJEE SIDDIQUI says:

    sir my name is dr shajee siddiqui and i am working in the moh saudi arabia sir i am having an exam on 14th march and my wife she is also a doctor both is having exam on the same day in alain and i am coming by road along with my daughter and my mother in law let me what travelling documents should i bring to get visa on arrival
    dr shajee siddiqui

    Reply
    • Shakir
      Shakir says:

      You need to take your passport with exit re-entry,
      your iqama orignal (if not, a stamped copy),
      for you and your family.
      All documents should be valid for 3-6 months.
      To be on the safe side you can call 00971 4707 5222 – Dubai immigration office.

      Reply
  37. Geetha
    Geetha says:

    Hi,

    Me and my husband are planning to go to dubai for vacation we both are engineers in Riyadh his IQAMA is “Biomedical Engineer” and my IQAMA is under him should i take any document from my company my profession is also biomed engineer but my IQAMA is wife.His nationality is SUDAN and I am indian so its ok we will get VISA on arrival.

    Kindly reply ASAP coz we have already booked for flight and hotel.

    Reply
    • Shakir
      Shakir says:

      As your husband’s profession on iqama is Engineer,he is eligible to get visa on arrival. Also, you as his wife are also eligible irrespective of your profession as long as your are his dependent. Both of you need to take your original passport with exit re-entry visa. Also you need to take your iqamas or stamped copy of iqama. Have a nice trip.

      Reply
      • William
        William says:

        Geetha,
        I am also planning to go after two months.
        Can you share your experience once you return.
        Thanks in advance.

        Reply
  38. Ubaid Mazhar
    Ubaid Mazhar says:

    Dear Friend

    I am working as an Engineer in KSA. My family wants to visit UAE to see her brother. Is it possible to get the visa on arrival if I am not accompanying them. Shall I give her my IQAMA and PAssport copy so that she can show to them at Airport Immigration. Please advise me ASAP.

    Reply
    • Aasim
      Aasim says:

      Hello Ubaid,
      I have similar scenario like yours. Im leaving for Dubai on 27th Sept but my wife and son shall join me on 30th September
      Since my family will be travelling without me will they get a visa on arrival in dubai ?
      Please let me know what you did in your case ??

      Reply
  39. Ubaid Mazhar
    Ubaid Mazhar says:

    My wife and children want to visit UAE, is it possible to have On Arrival Visa in UAE. I am working on CIVIL ENGINEER visa in KSA. Please note that my family is not accompanying me.

    Reply
  40. nazir ahmad
    nazir ahmad says:

    assalam alaikum
    my name is nazir ahmad my profession is ( funny electroniyat ).
    im working in saudia arabia in dammam , i was going to dubai for visit but there in emigration he tell me you are in ( kafala shkahsia ).Then he was depote me ,then i back saudia .please tell me what does mean by ( kafala shakhsia )and how can i get visit visa for dubai .
    im waiting your response as soon as possible .
    thank you.

    Reply
  41. Mahammad Adnan
    Mahammad Adnan says:

    I’m willing to travel to dubai. My profession on Iqama is General Accountant. but I’m having a simple passport issued by Pakistan Embassy at Riyadh please note that this is not computerized passport. Is there any problem in getting visa on arrival at Dubai airport. Please reply..

    Regards

    Reply
  42. Khan
    Khan says:

    My family is travelling to Dubai but I am not with them. My profession is Computer Programmer on Iqama.

    Q1. Will they get the Visa on arrival.?

    Q2. If yes than Is it possible that I can get the visa on arrival forms in advance & filled it for them so that once they arrive they don’t have to fill the form.?

    Thanks

    Reply
  43. saurav
    saurav says:

    dear sir
    i am planning to visit dubai. my iqama is of engineer. please tell me i need original iqama or photocopy of iqama.

    Reply
  44. Talha
    Talha says:

    Hi,
    I am Scholarship student at University in Saudi Arabia. My Iqama profession is Student. i have round trip vacation ticket from Saudi to India. i wish to go through Dubai so that i cant spend a week in Dubai and go to India.
    Does my profession be granted visa.?
    Can my cousin who stays in dubai issue a visa for me.?
    what process should i do to stay for a week in Dubai and go to India from there.?

    Thanks.

    Reply
  45. Saleem
    Saleem says:

    Hi The all saudi iqama holders can apply visa through travel agents,hotels and tour operators, one of the licensed tour operators that I have been applying through is http://www.dubaivisaonline.com for past several years and the service is good and friendly staff and is member of mohamed bin rashid estab for young business leaders.

    Reply
  46. ASHRAF
    ASHRAF says:

    Sir,
    I am a Saudi Iqama holder working as a pharmacist in govt sector.
    I am planning to visit Dubai in the month of May with my family.
    Please let me know what are the documents i have to submit in Dubai air port to avail on arrival visa for us. Family members have independent Iqama. Please let me know weather the Iqama copies needs to attest from Chamber of Commerce.
    Thank you

    Reply
  47. Rawan Habbas
    Rawan Habbas says:

    Hello, I’m a Lebanese holding a saudi Iquama living in Lebanon. I’m planning to go o Dubai in 5 days departing from Beirut and while i have a copy of my iquama and my dad’s as well some are telling me that it’s not sufficient.
    Is that right?

    Reply
  48. Mohamed
    Mohamed says:

    I am holder of Saudi Arabia Iqama – profession is Sales Executive – but in my passport profession is labor, can i get UAE visa on arrival.

    Reply
  49. marina
    marina says:

    My husband works here in KSA. I’m holding a visit visa and will expire on July so we will go back to Philippines on July. But my husband will be assign to Bahrain next week for a 3-day site visit. I wanted to go with him in Bahrain. Can I possibly go with him even in Bahrain if I’m holding only a visit visit (single entry) and also after 3-days go back again here in KSA? thanks

    Reply
    • Sara
      Sara says:

      Regarding visa for Bahrain, you have to check with Bahrain Embassy. However, once you leave KSA, you cannot come back to KSA unless you get a new visit visa. This is what my experience says.

      Reply
    • Muzaffar Mahmood
      Muzaffar Mahmood says:

      Saudi visit visa holders cannot get the visa for Bahrain.
      and once you go out of KSA through any port, you cannot enter to KSA anymore unless you have Multiple visit visa or get another single entry visit visa.

      Reply
  50. Shalika Malintha
    Shalika Malintha says:

    Im working in a travel agency.my Iqama profession is Marketing Specialist (أخصائي التسويق).i want to know i can get on arrival visit visa to Dubai
    Thanks

    Reply
    • Ibrahim
      Ibrahim says:

      If you are in travel agency, then your company will have better idea. Do share you info. Also, does Marketing Executive need visa ?

      Reply
  51. Raquel Rosales
    Raquel Rosales says:

    Hi,my husband working in Saudi and he wanted to come and visit me here in Dubai, but his icama actually is labor,can he come here or what will be the best way to do so that he can provide a visa coming here, any requirements I will provide to sponsor him coming here? Thank You and more power..

    Reply
  52. Iram Siddiqui
    Iram Siddiqui says:

    hi

    I am a housewife and my husband’s profession is of a programmer (Barmij Hasibul aali). I would like to know if i can get visit visa on arrival in UAE if i travel alone via road or plane?

    A quick reply would be very helpful.

    Thanks

    Iram

    Reply
  53. archie
    archie says:

    Hi im working right now at damman and ill be granted a 3week vacation.

    do i need a visa when going to for a vacation in dubai? if yes how much, what are the requirements and how do i process

    thanks

    Reply
  54. Zeeshan
    Zeeshan says:

    I am Saudi resident and i am having a profession of marketing specialist.Please let me know my family only can travel to dubai without me and is it possible they can get on arrival visa

    Reply
  55. Muzaffar Mahmood
    Muzaffar Mahmood says:

    Hello everyone,

    As per my information and personal experience, any “Technician” iqama category can get the visa on arrival in any Emirates of UAE (this was confirmed to me by an official at Dubai Airport) (the only difference is that few Emirates allow to enter by showing only Iqama copy (stamped by your company) and few Emirates require Original Iqama, e.g. Abu Dhabi).
    Computer programmer also can get the visa on arrival.
    Family members (of any category which is allowed to take the visa on arrival) can get the visa on arrival (Even if they travel alone).
    Please note that Saudi Airport authority does not allow to travel to UAE unless you have a valid visa or your Iqama is Engineer and Doctor BUT you or your family can travel to UAE via Bahrain Airport with Technician iqama category. As compare to Saudi Airport authorities, Bahrain airport authorities are very lenient.
    If family is travelling alone, they must get the Iqama copy (with company stamp) along with them.

    I hope this information will help.

    Regards,
    Muzaffar Mahmood

    Reply
  56. Muzaffar Mahmood
    Muzaffar Mahmood says:

    Please find below the official website page for Online Chat with Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department (DNRD) staff to inquire about your Iqama category.

    http://www.amer.ae/amerchat.htm

    Note: Ask the question very quickly else they close the chat session after few seconds wait.

    Regards,
    Muzaffar Mahmood

    Reply
  57. Nouman Sheikh
    Nouman Sheikh says:

    Hi,I am working in Al Khobar Saudi Arabia and my profession is Sales Representative on iqamma, needs to ask you that do i will Eligible to have an arrival visa of Dubai…? i have plan to meet my fiance there

    Reply
  58. Jameela Ahmad
    Jameela Ahmad says:

    Salam, im working here i n saudi arabia, i just want to travel to dubai for one week maximum vacation then come back to saudi. Im planning to travel in dubai on september 2013 inshallah but my iqama will be expired january 2014 am i allowed to travel in dubai?

    Reply
    • Muzaffar Mahmood
      Muzaffar Mahmood says:

      Wa Alaikum Assalam,

      I am not sure but I believe there should not be any issue because they issue the visa for 30 days so your Iqama should be valid at least for 30 days.

      For further confirmation, I also travelling to Dubai in next few days, I will cross check about this rule and will update.

      Regards
      Muzaffar Mahmood

      Reply
    • Muzaffar Mahmood
      Muzaffar Mahmood says:

      I have checked at Dubai airport counter and as per them, your Iqama should be valid for minimum two months at the time you visit Dubai to get the visa on arrival. That means you can travel (InshaAllah).

      Regards,
      Muzaffar Mahmood

      Reply
  59. Mark
    Mark says:

    Hi,

    I am working here in Saudi Arabia as an expat. My profession now on my Iqama is IT Technician. Is it allowed for visa upon arrival on Dubai? Hoping for an immediate response. Thank you.

    Regards,
    Mark

    Reply
    • Muzaffar Mahmood
      Muzaffar Mahmood says:

      Hello Mark,

      Any iqama category with “Technician” can get the visa on arrival. For full detail, please check my comments above (on 16th June 2013).
      Regards,
      Muzaffar Mahmood

      Reply
  60. Ahmed
    Ahmed says:

    Hi, I am an electrical engineer and wants to pay a tour to dubai only, and my profession on iqama is also engineer ; so i can get visa on-arrival, i wish to take my family members with me which includes wife, two children. Please tell me what exact documents do i need (both for me and my family) and what processes i need to do in advance, prior to going to dubai. PLEASE TELL COMPLETELY AND FOR BOTH ME AND MY FAMILY , it’s urgent :)(note : I have the copy of iqama but not the original )

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      You need to take a copy of your iqama stamped by your company and your family’s iqama. Ensure that all the passports are valid for atleast 6 months.
      Incase you want to check if there is any update in rules, you can call the Dubai airport.

      Reply
  61. Reza
    Reza says:

    Brother, if I have original iqama with me, do i still need to take a copy of the Iqama stamped by my sponsor???

    also, can you please tell me step by step procedure to get visa in Dubai Airport???

    Reply
    • Muzaffar Mahmood
      Muzaffar Mahmood says:

      Assalam o Alaikum,

      If you are taking your original iqama then copy is not required.

      Procedure:

      1) After arrival at Dubai airport, go to the bank counter and pay the fee of 185 AED per passport and the person will give you the form and tickets (which will be equal to 185 AED).
      2) Fill the form and go to Eye scanning counter
      3) After eye scanning directly go to immigration counter, he/she will take your passport and filled form and after verification of your Iqama and Iqama position, will stamp the visa for 30 days on your passport….

      and you are through…..
      Keep remember in your prayers.

      Regards,
      Muzaffar Mahmood

      Reply
  62. omar
    omar says:

    i am a 17 year old high school student residing in Dhahran. My father is a petroleum engineer. I have a saudi iqama and a Pakistani passport. I wish to travel alone to Dubai (without my father) for tourism purposes. Is it possible for me to get a visa on arrival at DXB?

    Reply
    • sabu
      sabu says:

      Hi Omar,
      I think its too late to answer your query, but it may help others,..
      As per the latest rule, sponsor MUST travel with the dependants to get an on arrival visa. There are very few excemptions and that too depends upto the descreetion of emigration officer. Better not to take chance.
      Nowadays Airlines check in staff from Saudi won’t allow you to travel without the sponsor. Because they have received a clear guidance from UAE emigration not to let the pasenger travel without their sponsor if they want to get an on arrival visa.
      Thanks,

      Reply
  63. Sid
    Sid says:

    My profession is Electronics and Communication Technician.
    It’s updated on the online system but on my Iqama its still Labor profession..

    I am able to provide Ministry of Labors Online papers regarding new Profession..

    Can i get on arrival Visa to UAE ?

    Reply
  64. Abu Huzaifah
    Abu Huzaifah says:

    Hi, My profession is Accounts Manager, Can I get 30 days visa from dubai border if I go by road? My family will also travel

    Reply
    • Muzaffar Mahmood
      Muzaffar Mahmood says:

      Hello,

      Accounts Manager could be your Job Title in the company but what about your Iqama position?

      Regards,
      Muzaffar Mahmood

      Reply
  65. Mohammed Nasrulla
    Mohammed Nasrulla says:

    Iam Indian National working in saudi arabia i want to go dubai for visit on this eid 2013, my profession in my iqama is Salesmen can i get on arrival visa.

    Reply
    • Muzaffar Mahmood
      Muzaffar Mahmood says:

      As per Dubai airport Authority, Sales Representative (Mandoob Mubeaat) can get the visa.

      Regards,
      Muzaffar Mahmood

      Reply
  66. Mohammed
    Mohammed says:

    I’m Indian National working in Saudi Arabia with Computer Technician “Fanny Hasibali” profession on my iqama. Please advise can I get on arrival visa for Dubai.

    Reply
      • Farhan Khalid
        Farhan Khalid says:

        Thanks dear…You save our time for giving this good information. Need 1 thing that my iqama is expire on 7-5-2014 and i want to travel 13-2-2014. I heard that iqama is valid for 3 months. Please guide me so that is there any problem happen or not.

        Reply
  67. Saif
    Saif says:

    Assalamualaikum,

    I am indian national with computer technician profession and my friend has Inventory Controller profession on our iqama. Kindly let me know if we can get on arrival visa for dubai? if no then let me know the procedure to get the visa.

    Jazakallah Khair

    Reply
  68. ocnarf
    ocnarf says:

    i want to ask if i can stay to dubai for 7 days is it possible i can go there my iqama is timekeeper? to meet my friends there. pls response.thanks

    Reply
  69. Abbas Ahmad
    Abbas Ahmad says:

    Assalam u Alaikum,
    I want to go to Abu Dhabi my Profession is Fanni Kahrabai can i go through Airport because some one told me that i can go through border by road, Please reply me. thanks

    Reply
  70. Sameer
    Sameer says:

    I am an Indian. My profession is Mechanical Technician. I have visited UAE via Sharjah one month back with my family. I Damam airport,the airline staff was checked my original Iqama while issuing the boarding pass (They asked Original, not Copy).

    Sharjah Airport on arrival visa procedure is following

    • Fill the visa request form (This form will get from helpdesk counter)
    • Eye Scan on the specified counter
    • Submit the visa form in emigration counter (They verified mine and family original iqama)
    • Paid the visa fee AED 115 for each person (We have to buy the AED 115 Visa Stamp from Salim Money exchange agency)
    • Need to wait 20 minutes for the visa approval
    • Revisit any emigration counter and get it done with one month visa

    Reply
  71. Javed Chishti
    Javed Chishti says:

    Dear,

    I am resident in Riyadh and travelling to Dubai by Saptco bus.
    My profession on Iqama is (Ikhtisasi Tasweeq) Marketing specilist.
    Am I eligible for on arrival visit visa to UAE.

    Also do I need to carry Original Iqama, or a photocopy will do.

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      According to some experiences shared above, you can. You need atleast a copy of your iqama stamped by your company. Orignal is better.

      Reply
  72. lourdes
    lourdes says:

    Salam!…
    My husband is a Saudi and I am a Filipina. We are planning to visit Dubai. My question is, Do I need to get a visitors visa for entry if I will travel together with my Saudi husband?
    Hoping for your response. Thank you!

    Reply
  73. Sherihan
    Sherihan says:

    I am an Egyptian citizen but I have a Saudi iqama since my dad works in Saudi…I’m under 21 though.. Is it possible to go to Dubai alon with the Saudi iqama? Or does my dad (me7rem) has to be with me ?

    Reply
  74. rustum
    rustum says:

    im iqama holder of saudi arabia my profession is cost accountant im planning to vist dubai by next month i want to know can i get on arrival visa at dubai airport , original iqama require of stamp copy of iqama is allowed or company letter head

    Reply
  75. Mohammed Razi
    Mohammed Razi says:

    Assalamaliye kum wrwk.

    My iqama Profession is Funni Dicor . can i get a Visa on Arrival . i m coming via road. please suggest ..

    Reply
  76. Vije
    Vije says:

    I am a professional IT visa holder (band 6 ,B6) under upgrading and working in international company.I work in KSA branch and I need to visit Dubai to spend some time with friends
    so my questions are ,
    01.what is the minimum band required to get on arrival visa(we and our vehicle-reg to ksa) if we travel by road ??
    02.do we need to get more than one visa or do we need to spend more money to get the visit visa if we use the road (we love to spend some time in deserts and to feel the real trip like we travel to Bahrain before)??
    03. how long can we stay in DUBAI with that visa(because we get a big vacation in next month-sept).
    hope we get more cheaper and hands on experience oriented answer.
    thanks

    Reply
  77. ric
    ric says:

    hello mr saudixpert,..im a nurse by profession here in saudi arabia, filipino nationality im planning to exit from saudi arabia, at the same time visit my girlfriend in dubai 2-3 days before i go back to philippines..is it possible for me to get visa for dubai.? because my employer will give me exit visa here…ihope for positive reply..thanks..

    Reply
  78. Lito
    Lito says:

    Hello,,I’m a filipino with a profession of Electrical technician for equipment maintenance, planning to visit dubai this coming Haj. I would like to know if I can get visa upon arrival there in Dubai,,,Hopeyou can help me. TY

    Reply
  79. Pulkit
    Pulkit says:

    Hi,

    I have multiple Entry work visit visa of KSA. (i am from India). I want to visit Duabi for 3-4 days. please suggest me on Visa type and the procedure to apply it. I stay in Khalid Bin walid, Jeddah.

    Also I have my relative staying in duabi who can apply visa for me. Will this be valid ?

    Many thanks in advance.

    Reply
  80. mohamed adam
    mohamed adam says:

    Dear sir,

    i am here in riyadh(saudi arabia) and my profesion is electronic technician as per iqama(indian nationality).i planned to goto U.A.E by this eid holidays.can u tell me the necessary documents i like to have while traveling.pls inform me the updates.it might be helpful.

    thanks in advance.

    with regards
    adam

    Reply
  81. saamer Aslam
    saamer Aslam says:

    I am A student In riyadh i need to go for a tour to dubai so how it is posible to get visa and have a vacations with my friends
    .
    THANKS

    Reply
  82. RUSTAM
    RUSTAM says:

    IM COST ACCOUNTANT AND WANT TO VISIT DUBAI, MY PROFESSION IS OK TO TAKE ON ARRIVAL VISA…IQAMA STAMP COPY IS OK ..OR I HAVE TO TAKE LETTER FROM COMPNAY

    Reply
  83. Muddassir
    Muddassir says:

    Dear Sir,

    I am planning to go to Dubai on visit visa with my family. My Profession on Iqama is Logistics Specialist – can I get visa on arrival with family or I have to take it from embassy.

    Thanks

    Reply
  84. Peter
    Peter says:

    Good day
    My profession is Administrative Assistant in the Iqama, am I entitled to get visa upon arrival at Saudi border for myself and family to visit Dubai. I have called UAE embassy at Riyadh, but didnt get any concrete response. However, they asked me to call Saudi border immigration at 00971-28723288, but again, no proper response. Appreciate if anyone can guide me.
    Thank you in advance for your help.

    Reply
  85. Ameer
    Ameer says:

    Hello! My family and I wanted to go to Abu Dhabi by road on this coming Eid ul Azha (October). I live in Saudi Arabia and am a doctor. Our iqama’s will be expiring in the mid of January 2014 and so I wanted to know that if im eligible to travel to UAE even though my iqamas abt to expire in three months.

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      Kindly go through our comments section where our readers have shared their experience regarding information you requested. All the best.

      Reply
  86. kmaya
    kmaya says:

    HI,
    I want to know im on my dad’s Iqama and will be going to Dubai for one month internship in January 2014 (inshaAllah) , I heard that i can not travel with any male and will i get 30 or more days visa ?
    Im not a Saudi national so i don’t know if that rule apply on me too ??

    Thank you ( please reply soon as possible )

    Reply
  87. Aftab
    Aftab says:

    My Saudi Iqama profession is “Executive Secretary” (سكرتيرالتنفيذي). Am i eligible to get family visa and Visit visa?. Can i get visa on arrival at Dubai Airport?. Saudi Expert, please can you assist.
    Thanks,
    Aftab

    Reply
  88. Neil G
    Neil G says:

    My Iqama profession is Computer Programmer, have plans to travel to Dubai from Oct. 8-13, my family (non Dubai residents) will meet me there. Is getting an On Arrival Visa
    possible?

    My Iqama expired December 2013. Thank you.

    Reply
  89. S Bharti
    S Bharti says:

    For expats working as ENGINEER (as per IQAMA profession) in Saudi can receive UAE VISA on arrival (through road border or airport) subject to following:
    1) IQAMA must be valid for more than 60 days (better to carry original or certified copy of IQAMA)

    Can any body tell, what is the minimum validity required for Entry Exit VISA (of KSA) at the time of stamping UAE VISA?
    Is it same as IQAMA means 60 days or it can be less also?

    Reply
  90. Rizan
    Rizan says:

    Assalamu Alaikum,
    I’m Srilankan,My iqama is Draftsman,now i’m ready to go to vacation to my country,now i need to know before i leaving from saudi arabia to my country,can i get visit visa to dubai??
    is it possible??please reply i’m confusing….

    Reply
  91. mohammed hassan
    mohammed hassan says:

    Hii… Assalamu alaikum I am mohammed hassan (civil engineer)and i am a saudi iqama holder with profession estimator. I plan to visit dubai for eid holidays.. is it possible for me to visit dubai with re entry visa.???

    Reply
  92. rehman
    rehman says:

    assalamu alaikum..

    i want to knows that i have iqama of saudi mandob mobaith..so shall can i go with my family to dubai ..on arrival visa ..pls let me know about this ..

    jazak-ALLAH

    Reply
  93. shabu
    shabu says:

    Hai ,

    I am planning to go dubai through saptco bus service,

    What kind of documents i required,

    My iqama profession is computer programmer, shall i get on arrival visa, or i need to apply from UAE Embassy.

    Please suggest on this.

    Reply
  94. Muhammad Nabeel Shahid
    Muhammad Nabeel Shahid says:

    Salam,
    I planned to visit Dubai in eid vacations (By Road).
    My profession on iqama is System Analyst.
    So ,
    1. Am i eligible to visit Dubai?
    2. Is it necessary to keep the original iqama with you or having the copy of iqama is enough?

    Reply
    • Ajaz Nusrat
      Ajaz Nusrat says:

      Assalam-o-Allaikum,

      Dear Nabeel,

      Your case is same as mine, If you get any info for getting on arrival visit visa for UAE, Kindly share.

      Thanks.

      Reply
  95. Ajaz Nusrat
    Ajaz Nusrat says:

    Assalam-o-Allaikum,

    I wanted to travel to Dubai by road and my profession on IQAMA is “System Analyst”.
    I have called UAE embassy to check whether I can get visa on arrival but they have given me saudi-emirate border number to get right information for my IQAMA profession. So today I have called them but unfortunately their visa staff was not available, They had asked me to call again Tomorrow to check with them.

    But if anybody already contacted them please share your info.

    Thanks.

    Reply
  96. kumar
    kumar says:

    Dear sir,

    I want to visit 1 or 2 days kuwait by road. my saudi iqama profession is computer technician possible get visa on arrival

    please help me

    Reply
  97. Rashid
    Rashid says:

    Dear Sir,

    i am an Indian, Working in Riyadh Saudi Arabia. I wish to travel UAE for Eid Holidays. I am travelling by Bus tomorrow from Riyadh to Dubai. My profession is on Iqama is Tour Advisor/Guide (Murshid Siyaahi) could you please advise me can get on arrival visa if i am travelling by bus.

    Reply
  98. Tristan
    Tristan says:

    Dear SaudiXpert,

    I would like to ask if me and my wife (Filipino Expats) can visit to Dubai, both of us are residents here in Saudi Arabia. My Job in my Iqama is Fanny Electroniat which is Eectronic Technician is it ok or not? Thanks!!!

    Reply
    • SaudiXpert
      SaudiXpert says:

      Kindly check above Mr.Muzaffar’s comment dated 16th June,2013 where this issue is discussed in detail.

      Hope this helps.

      Reply
  99. WASEEM
    WASEEM says:

    I am holding KSA valid Iqama on behalf of my wife as she is working as doctor in MOH of KSA. I am working not working in Kingdom. May I required visit visa of UAE and Oman?

    Reply
  100. usman farooq
    usman farooq says:

    Hye!
    I just need to know that mine Iqama status in Saudia is (Supervisor Front office)(Mushraf Khidmatul fandaq), may i allow to visit Duabi
    And what is the Procedure for that ..

    Reply
    • Ahmed
      Ahmed says:

      Check with FlyNas Customer care, if they allow you to board a flight from Dubai/UAE you won’t be having problem buying Visa as soon as you disembark at any UAE/Dubai port.

      Reply
    • Ahmed
      Ahmed says:

      You won’t be allowed to board Flight to UAE/Dubai by Airlines from any KSA port as long as you do not have Valid KSA Professional Iqama. Hence you don’t even stand chance of getting rejected by UAE Immigration Authority.

      You are at risk of wasting your Ticket to UAE/Dubai

      If you wish to get Visit Visa you can reach contact

      Reply
  101. Jun
    Jun says:

    Dear Sir,
    I am planning to go to Dubai after finishing my employment contract here in Saudi Arabia. My profession on my Iqama is General Accountant, Is it possible that I can get tourist visa on arrival? does my exit in Saudi Arabia will affect my application for tourist visa in UAE?

    Looking forward to have your reply, thank you..

    Regards,
    Jun

    Reply
    • Ahmed
      Ahmed says:

      You won’t be allowed to board Flight to UAE/Dubai by Airlines from any KSA port as long as you do not have Valid KSA Professional Iqama. Hence you don’t even stand chance of getting rejected by UAE Immigration Authority.

      You are at risk of wasting your Ticket to UAE/Dubai/

      Reply
  102. Nabeel insary
    Nabeel insary says:

    I have a saudi valid visa but my iqama status is student? I hv to go dubai? Can i get visa on arrival and i hv to go by road…

    Reply
  103. Samiullah
    Samiullah says:

    Dear Saudi xpert
    My iqama status is investor here in Saudi Arabia I want to visit dubai emirates airlines told me that u can get visa on arrival via emirates airline.
    I just want to know that if I go to Dubai via saudi airlines or any other carrier Can I get visit visa at airport upon arrival.

    Reply
    • Ahmed
      Ahmed says:

      Irrespective of any airlines, you can travel to Dubai/UAE as long as you carry your Iqama and Passport. More ever if at all you have any problem you won’t be allowed to board from KSA ports. Seldom UAE/Dubai Immigration check your Iqama or Visa.

      As soon as you disembark in any UAE port, look for signage or ask for Helpful and pleasant Emirati Immigration staff who will guide you to bank counter where you can buy your Visa stickers @ 190 AED or 200 SAR. Filling the details and falling in line of passport control. In matter of time your visa stamping will be done and you can walk out.

      Reply
  104. Abdul Nazar
    Abdul Nazar says:

    Dear Sir,

    I visited many times UAE while my profession in iqama as a salesman. But now changed the profession as a store keeper. Whether i can get on arrival visa or not. Let me know please.

    Reply
    • Ahmed
      Ahmed says:

      No, you won’t be even allowed to board the Flights from any KSA ports by any airline. And if they allow you to board you will get the visa on arrival.

      Reply
  105. zahid
    zahid says:

    my wife is lecturer in university in Saudi arabia and i am her dependent on iqamah. i am pakistani national and I want to visit Dubai alone , is it possible to get visa on arrival?
    Which documents will require?
    Thanks

    Reply
  106. zahid
    zahid says:

    My sister is lecturer in saudi university and pakistani national and if she want to go alone to Dubai , can she get visa on arrival?

    Reply
  107. dr m shafi
    dr m shafi says:

    Sir I am a doctor working in Saudi Arabia, my iqma is valid for 11 months. I want to visit with my family to dubai am I eligible for visa on arrival. Thanks.

    Reply
  108. dr m shafi
    dr m shafi says:

    I m doctor working in Saudi Arabia iqma valid for 11 months want to visit dubai with my family. Am I eligible for visa on arrival. Thanks.

    Reply
  109. rizwan datagir
    rizwan datagir says:

    dear ,

    i am working as a electronic technical and have plan to visit Dubai
    do it require visa or visa willbe provided on arival

    Reply
  110. SHABAZ ALAM
    SHABAZ ALAM says:

    DEAR SIR,

    I WANT TO GO DUBAI AND IM WORKING IN SAUDI ARABIA IN MY IQAMA MY PROFESSION IS COMPUTER TECHNICIAN CAN I GET VISA ON ARRIVAL

    PLEASE ADVICE ME I M DREAMING TO GO DUBAI

    Reply
  111. DR AHMED
    DR AHMED says:

    as salamualaikum. I am a bangladeshi doctor working in KSA under MOH. In my iqama its written tabeeb , which I have renewed for 1 year now. I want to visit UAE along with my family, who herself is a doctor and workinng ubder MOH in KSA. Can i get on arrival visa in dubai airport??
    waiting to hear from you soon
    dr ahmed

    Reply
  112. Navas
    Navas says:

    Dear sir

    iam navas i was working 2003 to 2013 working with sponsor . my sponsor have many criminal and he his in jail many time . my re-entry all so blocked one time. that time i inform my sponsor i want go my home . than after 1 mouth i got re entry .than i go to my home .now 1 year finish . i have plan now go to any GCC country . this time i can possible this ? please answer this ……?

    Thx & Rgs

    Reply
  113. Vijin
    Vijin says:

    Hi,

    I am working in Oman as mechanical draughtsman. is it possible to get on arrival visa at UAE border by road. anyone please do reply on this as soon as possible.

    Thanks in advance,

    Reply
  114. ardee
    ardee says:

    Salam-,
    Good morning sir,my profession is a personal driver here in k.s.a. I have plan to visit my mother in Dubai dis coming eid,,it is possible can I get a visa before arrival,and I’m holding a driver license in Riyadh,,can i use my driver licence in Dubai to drive

    Reply
    • Ahmed
      Ahmed says:

      If you are on visit visa you can use international driving license, KSA license is not accepted in Dubai to drive Dubai/UAE number plate vehicles

      Reply
  115. TikTak
    TikTak says:

    I’m working in Saud Arabia and I’m holding Technical Management Contract Iqama Title.
    I’ll be on vacation soon and my itinerary as follows DMM-DXB-MNL. But in Dubai, i will stay there for 10 hours without Transcient.

    My question is, can i get a visa there to go outside the airport to meet some cousins and to return before my next flight?

    Thank you for those who will reply.

    Reply
    • Ahmed
      Ahmed says:

      No you wont get option of gogin out of airport, nor you are eligible for on arrival. you will get a meal voucher from your carrier.

      Reply
  116. skyflygirl
    skyflygirl says:

    Hi im a saudia cabin crew we have iqama now, are we included to have Visa upon arrival in Dubai when we go for vacation? Or as passenger thank u.

    Reply
  117. Divina
    Divina says:

    I am a filipino Nurse working in the Ministy of Health, I am planning to visit Dubai with my family, but my husband iqama is laborer and my 2 children are under his sponsorship. How can we apply for visa? Can we get the visa upon arrival? thank you and hope to hear from you soon

    Reply
  118. Ali
    Ali says:

    My iqama profession is Training Consultant (Mushtashaar Tadreeb), and I want to seek on arrival visa for UAE.. kindly advise..

    Reply
  119. Rami
    Rami says:

    Dear sir

    I am a civil engineer by profession. but my iqama is with student catagory as i am currently taking masters in saudi arabia.i have every document which proofs that i am an engineer. i would like to spend my vacation in dubai during my vacation. so, can i get visa up on arrival or i have to apply for visa?

    Thank you very much for ur valuable help in advance

    Reply
    • Ahmed
      Ahmed says:

      Contact any travel agent in Dubai and get tourist visa. Being an expat student you are not eligible for visa on arrival privilege.

      Reply
  120. Tiktak
    Tiktak says:

    Mr. Ahmed, thank you for your reply.

    Follow-up Question, am i entitle to get on arrival visa with my Iqama Title (Technical Management Contract). Or i need a pre-arrange visa.

    Thank you.

    Reply
    • Ahmed
      Ahmed says:

      You are eligible for on arrival visa, but sometimes airlines won’t allow you to board. I advise you to personally visit any Flynas office and check with them and buy the ticket with them.
      Often at airport few times I was questioned though I had Marketing Specialists Iqama.
      Problem is with boarding, if any air lines allow you to board from any said port. You will get visa on arrival as seldom any one check what is Ur iqama. But they do ask for original Iqama, a copy will not help. There are two more options you can pay 700 AED and buy visa from Emirates at any Dubai terminal once on arrival. And other option is to talk to duty the immigration officer. Emirates are very welcoming flock. You won’t face hassle.
      Note that in all cases you have to carry original Iqama not a copy or photocopy.

      To be on the safest side…why dont you buy an 30 days tourist visa @ 400 AED on arrival will cost you 200 AED and Emirates Tourist Visa will cost you 700 AED.

      Reply
  121. MOHAMMED ALAM KHAN
    MOHAMMED ALAM KHAN says:

    Dear Sir
    I am working in Saudi Arabia Having Profession on my Iqama as COMPUTER PROGRAMMER , & I am Indian National , I want to Visit Abu Dhabi with my wife who is on my Sponser ship

    1. Can we get the Arrival Visa on the Airport
    2. What are the other Procedure OR Documents to carry

    Thanks in advance
    Mohammed Alam Khan
    +966503964724

    E-mail :- [email protected]

    Reply
    • Ahmed
      Ahmed says:

      Hi Khan,

      You are eligible for visa on arrival, you need to carry original Iqamas and passports including you original Iqama. Once you arrive at any UAE port you can buy visa on arrival @ 180 AED per person valid for 15 days stay.

      Reply
      • Sivaraj
        Sivaraj says:

        Dear Ahmed,

        Please clarify my company dosen’t provide original IQAMA and as i gone through the complete blog it seems copy of iqama with sponsor stamp is enough and in recent blogs you specified it is required to carry original iqama. Please clarify.

        Reply
        • Ahmed
          Ahmed says:

          Yes, it is mandatory to carry original Iqama. Your airline from any port in KSA won’t issue you boarding pass until you do not have original Iqama. In some cases even passport control/immigration in any port of UAE will ask you Original Iqama befor they issue you the visa on arrival.
          If you are not sure on my advice you can always try with a copy of Iqama with company stamp, please note technically you company is not any authority to authenticate your Iqama.
          Still you can opt for tourist visa and are exempted from hassles of visa on arrival.

          Reply
  122. Mothilal
    Mothilal says:

    Dear Sir,

    I am working in Saudi Arabia as Project Engineer. I need to visit to UAE along with my family members.What are basic reuirments to obtain on arrival visa to go UAE and which flights can allows us.Thanking you Sir, Regards.

    Reply
    • Ahmed
      Ahmed says:

      Hi Mothilal, you are eligible for visa on arrival, but do not forget to carry your orignal Iqama and Passoprt when you travell. ususally UAE authorites wont ask for Iqama, but just in case. any airlines including, air arabia, emirates, saudia, flynas…you can take.

      All of the airline executive will ask for orignal Iqama befor they issue a boarind pass.

      Reply
  123. Arif Ansari
    Arif Ansari says:

    Hi sir,
    I am holding KSA IQAMA as food service supervisor
    can i get dubai visit visa for 1 week to meett my family relative residient in SHAJAH ,UAE
    PL reply

    Reply
    • Ahmed
      Ahmed says:

      Hi Arif,

      As your Iqama status your profession as Supervisor, I doubt if you can get visa on arrival. Still you can visit UAE by arranging prior tourist visa valid for 30 or 40 days. Contact any tour agency in UAE to arrange for the visa.

      Reply
  124. mohsin
    mohsin says:

    Hi,
    I am a Teacher in Riyadh, KSA.
    I want to visit to UAE , do i need to require visa prior travelling or am I eligible to get on arrival visit visa.
    Kindly share your opinion.

    Reply
  125. Ahmed
    Ahmed says:

    Hello Sir,

    I am working here in Al-khobar, my profession on my iqama is graphic designer , i want to visit Bahrain, and i want to go by road as Bahrain is near via road. What are the documents required to go there, what is the procedure, and how much it will cost me.

    Regards
    Ahmed

    Reply
  126. Caisa
    Caisa says:

    Hi,

    I am holding a KSA iqama as a General Accountant and planned to have a weekend in Dubai. Booked a flight via Flydubai.

    Am I eligible for a Visa on Arrival?

    Reply
      • Caisa
        Caisa says:

        I’ve just returned from Dubai, got my visa on arrival. Accountants are eligible for VOA…FYI for other ppl who wish to travel to Dubai with the same profession on their iqama as mine. If in doubt, it is advisable to inquire with UAE Embassy hotline no. written above

        Reply
        • Ahmed
          Ahmed says:

          Caisa,

          Technically an Account is not eligible, but seldom one will be asked for profession or to produce Iqama by UAE immigration authorities before issuing visa once you are at any UAE port.

          Problem is at boarding side most of the time airlines do not allow you to board.

          Reply
  127. Athar Asif
    Athar Asif says:

    Hello,

    My aqama profession is Supervisor Warehouse / can i apply for a visit visa to UAE QATAR or any other country ???
    please

    Reply
  128. upansu
    upansu says:

    Dear sir,
    i am indian, working here riyadh saudi arabia and i am going to planing for final exit i and have valid UAE entry permit new work visa, can i go directly riyadh to dubai after here final exit
    thanking you

    Reply
  129. Mohammed
    Mohammed says:

    Dear Sir,

    I’m a Indian Technical Consultant and frequently visit Dubai on official trip, I get on arrival visa at 185/-AED fee. My question is can I eligible to bring my family (wife and kids) also resident in Saudi Arabia under my sponsorship, Can my family get on arrival visa for 14 days if i bring them along by paying required fee for visa at Dubai international Airport.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Mohammed

    Reply
  130. Amir Khan
    Amir Khan says:

    Dear Team,

    I appreciate your guiding of people. I have a query. I have profession of Services Supervisor. Mushrif Khidma,
    what facilities i can have ? Can I call family on family visa ? and can I visit dubai on transit or visit visa for a month ? or any european country ? thanks

    Reply
  131. Rameez Akram
    Rameez Akram says:

    Hi,
    I am Pakistani national living in Saudi Arabia with valid iqama. My profession on Iqama is MECHANICAL TECHNICIAN. I am planning for visa to Dubai on Nas Air. Can i get Dubai visit visa for 7 days on arrival? Waiting for your response.
    Thanks and have a nice day.

    Reply
    • Ahmed
      Ahmed says:

      Hi Rameez,

      I doubt if you will get visa, why to take risk for sake of additional 200 AED, better you contact any travel agency in Dubai and get tourist visa @ 400 AED.

      Reply
  132. Saddam Qaddafi
    Saddam Qaddafi says:

    Salam Alayekom Ahmed,
    My Brother Works In Dammam K.S.A ,Holds a valid iqama for another 20 months and his profession is PRODUCTION MANAGER , is he eligible for VOA by road to Dubai?

    Reply
  133. Malik Shahzad
    Malik Shahzad says:

    I have visited Qatar and UAE by road through SALWA (QATAR) and BTHA/GHAWIFAT (UAE) boarders points. The requirements are as below.

    1. You must have your Saudi Iqama with, any type of Iqama copy is not acceptable at boarder.
    2. Your I qama must have minimum three months validity precisely and passport must have 6 months validity to get a 30 days visit visa.
    3. The list of acceptable I qama professions is available on Qatar HOKOMI/ UAE MOI/ Oman Royal Police web portals.
    4. Your dependents are also eligible to get visit visa if the comply with step 1 and 2.

    Reply
  134. Kumar
    Kumar says:

    Hai,

    My name is kumar working in saudi arabia. My profession in iqama is, Quality Tester. Can i get on-arrival visa for 15 days for dubai.

    Can anyone tell me?

    Reply
    • Ahmed
      Ahmed says:

      Hi Kumar,

      If your Iqama reflects you as Quality Testing Engineer/Manager you won’t have problem in boarding the flight from any port in KSA.
      If your Iqama calls for Quality Testing as your profession, I advise you to carry a letter from you company that you are an engineer or a Manager attested by chambers. ,ost probably you will be shelling 130 SAR for attestation from chambers + 190 SAR visa on arrival fee. Better you buy 15 days tourist visa @ 400 AED before you start for Dubai/UAE
      Thumb rule of getting Visa on arrival at any port in UAE is that you need to hold a professional degree. but seldom any one will ask if you are a professional before they issue you a visa on arrival sticker at ENBD counter or at passport control.
      Problem is only at bearing the flight from ports in KSA, where they check your credentials and then only issue a boarding pass.
      Regards
      Ahmed

      Reply
  135. Sarfaraz Ahmed
    Sarfaraz Ahmed says:

    Dear Sir
    Good Evening
    I would like to travel dubai by road from saudi arabia. I have my profession in aqama as مندوب مبيعات ( Mandoob Mubaiyaat) and my cousin is فني كاحربي (Funny Electronics). We are Indian Nationals. Can we acquire Visa from UAE Border??
    Expecting your kind reply at the earliest.

    Reply
    • Ahmed Moderator
      Ahmed Moderator says:

      Hi Sarfaraz,

      No you won’t be able to acquire visa on arrival. Eligibility for VoA is professional degree holder like doctors and engineers or equivalent occupation reflecting on your iqama like Manager or above positions.

      Regards
      Ahmed

      Reply
  136. Philippe
    Philippe says:

    Hi,

    I’m a Filipino working in here in KSA, i’ve been visiting Dubai UAE twice and i was able to enter Dubai using arrival visa.

    My question is, can i get same arrival visa if i will travel by bus thru KSA – UAE border?
    If yes, what will be the procedure?
    Is it same AED 185 fee for the arrival visa?

    Hoping for your soonest reponse

    Thank you very much.

    Reply
  137. Tasleem Khan
    Tasleem Khan says:

    Assalamualaikum
    Please inform me that my profession is in my Iqama Computer Technician (فني حاسب الي) can i get a transit visa for 96 hours for UAE

    Thanks

    Reply
  138. Wowe
    Wowe says:

    I am filipino and holding of working visa under the profession of “COMPUTER TECHNICIAN”…. My question is, Can I travel to Bahrain using My Iqama and Exit / Re-entry Visa only? Because my Employer doesn’t want to give us our Passport unless you finish your contract.

    Reply
  139. John K
    John K says:

    hi,

    i am having saudi iqama and my profession is Technical Consultant. Am i eligible to get an on arrival visa in dubai?? also do we need to carry iqama copy which was stamped by sponsor along with us. During my last visit to Sharjah, they didn’t ask me about the stamped iqama copy.

    regards
    john

    Reply
  140. Aasim
    Aasim says:

    Hello Dear
    I will be travelling to Dubai on 27th Sept but my wife and son shall join me on 30th September
    Since my family will be travelling without me will they get a visa on arrival in Dubai ?
    Please let me know if this is possible otherwise i can still arrange a visit visa for them from the Embassy

    Reply
  141. Mohammed
    Mohammed says:

    Sir,
    I have UAE residency, same time I am living with family in saudi and having valid iqama. I would like to take my family to UAE for a week on visit. Is it possible for me to get visa on arrival traveling by road or by air?

    Reply

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