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 International
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.
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.
Source: Visit Abu Dhabi