UAE tourist visa for Indian citizens

UAE tourist visa

Last updated: March 3, 2021

Indian citizens need a visa for travelling to UAE . The stay is usually short with a period of 30 days and visa expires in 90 days. Applicant is required to be present when applying for UAE tourist visa.A total of 2 documents are required for applying UAE tourist visa. You can also find visa exemptions and useful tips from fellow travellers.

UAE visa required for an Indian?

Visa Required

: Visa required

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Get UAE tourist visa from India

  • The UAE embassies do not issue tourist visas. In order to get a tourist visa to the UAE, you need to get in touch with one of the UAE-based airlines, a tour agency or a hotel (where you intend to stay) in the UAE who will apply for visa on your behalf to the official visa-issuing authorities in the UAE.

  • Each airline has some conditions, which must be met in order for your visa to be arranged by them. One of the conditions is flying with them.

  • Licensed travel agents and hotels in the UAE can arrange a tourist visa for you provided you purchase the ticket through them and maintain hotel reservation with the specific hotel.

  • You can also contact travel agencies in your country for any tourist packages available to the UAE in collaboration with a local tour operator.

Applicant required

Max Stay: 30 days

Visa Expires: 90 days

short Stay

UAE tourist visa requirements for Indian citizens

2 documents required for UAE tourist visa

Visa Application Form: Complete application form for UAE


Passport Photo: Photo must be no older than 6 months

UAE tourist visa visa exemption for Indian citizens

UAE visa exemption

Visa on Arrival

14 days
Max Stay
  • Visa in NOT EXEMPT, but are eligible to avail Visa ON ARRIVAL at UAE airports including Dubai

  • Applicable Countries: India

Exemption available for

US Visa:
Tourist or Business Visa (B1/B2) Work Visa (L1/L2/H1/H4) US Green card

✨ UAE tourist visa tips

  • US valid visa or green card which is valid for a minimum of 6 months can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 14 days. They can apply to extend their stay for an additional 14 days.

  • Indian passport holder with a valid UK or EU residence permit can also avail visa on arrival for 14 days, which can also be extended.

  • Visitors normally require a sponsor but visas can also be arranged online through an airline if they are arriving on Air Arabia, Air Astana, Emirates, Etihad (and Air Baltic and Air Serbia), flydubai, Turkish Airlines and Indigo Airlines.

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