List of countries whose nationals can get free visa on arrival in Dubai

list of countriesIf your country of nationality appears on the list below, no advance visa arrangements are required to visit the UAE. Simply disembark your flight at Dubai International Airport and proceed to Immigration, where your passport will be stamped with a 30-day visit visa free of charge. This can be extended for an additional 30 days at an additional charge.

Hong Kong
New Zealand
San Marino
South Korea
United Kingdom
United States of America
The Vatican

Travellers from countries not listed above will need to arrange a visa in advance of travel. For details see this link.

  • Mohammed Sajid

    Dear Sir,

    I would like to inform you that I am working in Saudi Arabia and I have valid Iqama and the profession is in my Iqama as welder, can you give proper information in order to get the visit visa from saudi arabia and what is the actual visa charge and to whom concerned person so that i can contact him accordingly.

    your usual cooperation in this regard will be highly appreciated.

    Thanks and best regards,

    Mohammed Sajid

    • asfa wasti

      Sir,i am living in saudia arabia and i have my iqama. I want to visit dubai for few days. So can you plz guide me the procedure for getting the visit visa from saudia to dubai.
      Will be waiting for your reply.

  • Ibrahim Ahmad

    Professional categories can get a 30-day visit visa on arrival, but it costs DHS 200 approximately. It is not free as stated above.

    Please make sure that you have a copy of your iqama to show the immigration officer at Dubai airport, without it you will not be issued a visit visa.

    Please note that if you are travelling to Abu Dhabi, you will have to show your original iqama at the time of boarding the aircraft in Saudi Arabia, as well as, to the immigration officer at Abu Dhabi airport. If you do not have your original iqama, you will not be allowed to board the flight under any circumstances.

    • SaudiXpert

      Thank you Ibrahim for sharing your experience and information.

      What you have mentioned is valid for Saudi iqama holders with high professional status like company managers, business people, auditors, accountants, doctors, engineers, pharmacists, or employees working in the public sector, their families. The article which deals with this issue is

      However, the above article is for those people whose nationality is as mentioned above.
      As per Dubai Airport and also by Dubai immigration authority, the nationals of above mentioned countries will get 30 day free visa.


    anybody can help me as i have to ask 1 question tht i m working in saudia and me and my family has saudi iqama but problem is tht my family has manual passport so can they get tourist visa on tht passport.






  • jun

    good morning,i am a Filipino and i have an re entry visa from Saudi and now im here in the Philippines for vacation but i decided to apply to another company in Dubai but the company in Dubai said that im going to use my re entry visa to go to Dubai and they are the one who file a Dubai visa when i arrive in Dubai airport..

    Question is..1. can i use the re entry visa from saudi to dubai?
    2.when i arrive in Dubai airport they can issue a visa for me?

    • SaudiXpert

      I am answering as per the info you have provided – You have gone on vacation to Phillipines and returning to Saudi Arabia but stopping over at Dubai for few days and the company in Dubai will provide you with “visit visa”.

      If it is the above case, then there does not seem to be any problem.

      The exit re-entry visa is only for leaving and entering Saudi Arabia. It is not considered as visa for other countries.

      Ask the company in Dubai to send you a copy of visit visa in order to be on the safe side.

  • Engineer Shahid

    Assalamu alaykum there I am an bangladeshi and I am working in Saudi arabia from last 10 years my profession is (auto cad) arabic rossam handes al madani my question is if i make multiple exit reentry can i go to dubai without any visa  ? I am waiting for answer

  • Hello Sir,

    I am Saudi Arabian Work Visa Holder (Visa Profession: Marketing Analyst), Can I get On arrival Visa to UAE, If i travel by road

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  • prasad

    i am saudi iquma holder working in sabic .my cousin is leaving there so,
    i would like to visit dubai for 15 days from 15 march to 31 march so ,kindly guide me to reach there .
    also contact person if any.

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  • Gen

    Please help me, I am a Filipino working as Executive Secretary with VAlid Iqama at KSA, is my profession also in the list of those professionals that can get visa upon arrival in Dubai Airport?
    if I wish to go to Dubai? but having doubt about visa applications.
    thank you.

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  • Ratheesh

    could you please let me know how can i change my proffession from ORDINARY LABOUROR to other proffessionals. what is the procedure.

  • Leif rivera

    I want to travel to dubai but my iqama profession is labor, and my will get me a tourist visa from dubai is it ok travel but my iqama profession is labor? Please answer.. Tnx

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  • Marjorie San Juan

    Dear Sir,

    My cousin is working as a nurse in KSA with a valid iqama and planning to visit me here in Abu Dhabi UAE. She is holding a Philippine Passport and as mentioned currently working in KSA.

    Does she need to apply a visa prior to her visit in UAE? Or she can get the visa upon arrival.

    Thank you for you for your help.

    Kind Regards,


  • Muhammad Ibraheem

    dear Sir i have a saudi iqama profession is Marketing Specialist i want go to Dubai please you inform me can possible on arrival visa in Dubai airport…..

    Thank you
    Muhammad Ibraheem

  • Dears,
    Nice Blog

    If anyone wants tourist visa having KSA IQAMA having professions Labour,Student etc. (The professions not allowing to get U.A.E visit Visa on arrival) can contact me if the site owner do not have any objection i want to share my email.
    just a scanned valid passport is needed to proceed the U.A.E visa
    For PAKISTANI nationals must have a Computerise Passport.
    All the nationalities can apply visa exept YEMEN nationals.
    my office is in Madina Munawwara
    sultana street
    Yamin Holidays
    Just through an email with your scanned passport to get your Visa
    [email protected]
    Thank You

  • Mario

    Hi, I am a south african working in Saudi Arabia for Saudi Aramco. I got a valid residence permit/ Iqaama and multiple visa.Our sites is block to do online aplication to send pics or documents like my visa. I need to know if i can get a visa on the airport Dubia. I want to go visit Dubai from 11February till 22February 2015 for vacation i book and paid for my airticket and paid for accomadation already. Can i get a visa on the airport or not.

  • Dear Sir,

    I would like to ask a question regarding my visa status in Saudi Arabia. I am Pakistani by nationality born and raised up in Saudi Arabia. Due to some circumstances I have been transfered my IQAMA as Private driver. Now willing to go Dubai on visit from Saudi Arab. Please inform me is there any possibility for me to travel by road. Does my Profession could be facilitate to get visit visa?

  • M.ZThecheri

    Dear Sir,

    I am working in Saudi Arabia as an Executive Secretary. Can I get visit visa to Dubai on arrival, your prompt reply will be much appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Muhammad Zubair T.


    I am a PhD student in Saudi Arabia, I have the KSA iqama and Algerian passport. Is it possible to apply online for a visa to dubai ? or do I have to go to the embassy/

    Thank you,
    Ikram Boukhedimi

  • Khan

    Hi sir i want to go dubai in eid days only for 4 days and I am going by car can they give me visa on border

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