Here's All You Need To Know About UAE's New Tourist Visa

Find out all about the new visa policies rolled up by the United Arab Emirates and the places that you must visit making use of the new rules
An Emirates Airbus stands in London
An Emirates Airbus stands in LondonShutterstock

An exciting news comes from the United Arab Emirates for the frequent visitors of the country in India. UAE has recently announced a new tourist visa that is valid for five years and can be used for multiple entries. The primary objective of this visa is to boost tourism and business relations, particularly between India and Dubai. With this visa, tourists can sponsor their stay for up to 90 days per entry and have an option to extend their stay for an additional 90 days.

Moreover, the UAE government has introduced a new visit entry permit for Indian citizens. Starting from January 7, 2024, eligible Indian nationals with standard passports that are valid for at least six months can apply for a single-entry visa upon arrival, which will be valid for 14 days, for a fee of INR 4,078.35 (USD 49.2).

Furthermore, Emirates, in partnership with VFS Global, has launched a pre-approved visa-on-arrival service for Indian passport holders who have booked their travel with Emirates. This move aims to make the entry process more convenient and efficient for Indian travellers.

Emirates Airlines presently offers flights to nine destinations across India, with a total of 167 weekly flights. This lets travellers easily connect to Dubai and over 140 other destinations worldwide. The airline's network in India includes Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram.

Emirates Airlines made its inaugural flight to India on October 25, 1985. This was a significant moment as the flight landed at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport from Dubai International Airport.

Passengers can book their flights conveniently through Emirates' website. They can also use the "manage an existing booking" feature to access the "apply for a UAE visa" section. Upon redirection to the online UAE Visa application portal powered by VFS Global Services, all necessary terms and conditions for facilitating the visa application process are provided.

Find out the places you can explore bringing in effect the new visa policies of the UAE.

Places in UAE

The Burj Khalifa of Dubai
The Burj Khalifa of DubaiShutterstock

The United Arab Emirates is a perfect blend of modern wonders and rich cultural heritage, making it an ideal destination for travellers. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest building in the world, is among its iconic attractions, offering panoramic views of the city from observation decks. Visitors can also explore the Dubai Mall, which houses a multitude of entertainment options, including an indoor ice skating rink and the captivating Dubai Aquarium. For those interested in experiencing the UAE's traditional charm, visiting Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a must-see, with its stunning architecture and intricate designs reflecting the country's Islamic heritage.

Dunes at the Empty Quarter
Dunes at the Empty QuarterShutterstock

Beyond the bustling cities, the UAE boasts natural wonders such as the vast desert landscapes of the Empty Quarter and the stunning beaches of Fujairah. Adventure enthusiasts can embark on desert safaris, experience the thrill of dune bashing and camel rides, or dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Arabian Gulf to discover vibrant marine life. Additionally, cultural hubs such as Sharjah offer insight into the UAE's history through its museums and heritage sites, showcasing its rich tapestry of traditions and customs. Whether exploring futuristic cityscapes or immersing oneself in ancient culture, the United Arab Emirates offers an unforgettable journey filled with diverse experiences for every traveller.

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