Visa

Getting a VISA for UAE

Citizens of Australia, Andorra, Austria, Brunei, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America and the Vatican State can get a free-of-charge entry visa upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

GCC citizens do not need a visa to enter the UAE.

Citizens of all other countries will need to apply for a Tourist, Transit or Visit Visa prior to their trip. If you are flying with Etihad Airways, a visit visa may be arranged for you upon request. If you have booked your trip through a travel agency, in most cases they will be able to arrange this for you.

Five, four and three star hotels can apply for visas on behalf of guests who have booked a stay with them. Please note that not all five, four and three star hotels have this system in place. Make sure you check with your preferred hotel if they offer this service. This service does not currently apply to guests staying in hotel apartments

While the airline, travel agency and hotel can apply for your visa, please make sure you give yourself enough time for it to be approved, and note that they do not take responsibility if the visa is declined.

Otherwise, you will need to apply for a visa through your nearest UAE embassy. An eye scan will be required at the airport.

For more information on visa types or how to get your visa, visit the Abu Dhabi Government website or call its contact centre on +971 2 666 4442 (800-555 from inside the UAE)

To make things easier, an electronic visa service is now available for some countries. Getting an eVisa before arriving should save you time queuing and having the correct currency or change.

In addition, The Fairmont Hotel are most delighted to provide assistance to facilitate visa requirement of all participants. If you are not a GCC citizen please fill the Visa Application Form and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a clear scan of the first four pages of your passport, a photograph (personal picture specifications: picture size 40kb maximum, picture type JPG or GIF, picture must be coloured) and a copy of the front and back of your credit card.

For more information & to apply for an eVisa, please visit www.mofa.gov.ae

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