Getting a Visa
of Australia, Andorra, Austria, Brunei, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada,
Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan,
Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco,
The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San
Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, 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
GCC citizens do not need a visa to enter the UAE.
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
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.