Citizens 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
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