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Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, is probably the most accurate definition of magnificence and luxury. However, whether you're going there for business or pleasure, you need a valid visa. Thankfully, obtaining a Dubai visa on ACKO is much easier since there's no need for long waiting periods, endless paperwork, or hard-to-get appointments. We’ll take care of everything for you! 

If you plan to visit there shortly, read our guide to learn more about the visa types, fees, and processing time, and finally, apply for a Dubai visa from India.

Do Indians need a Dubai visa?
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Yes, if you are an Indian citizen, you need a visa to visit Dubai, regardless of the reason. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) comprises of seven emirates. If you want to visit Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Umm Al-Quwain, Sharjah, Fujairah, or Ras Al Khaimah, you will need to get a visa.

However, if you are a citizen of India living outside of India, you might be able to get a visa on arrival, depending on your residence permit. 

What are the different types of Dubai visa for Indians?
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There are several types of Dubai visas for Indians. Below are the main types.

Single Entry Tourist Dubai Visa for Indians
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You are permitted to enter Dubai/UAE once and stay for a maximum of 29-58 days from the date of entry.

Multiple Entry Tourist Dubai Visa for Indians
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You are permitted to enter Dubai/UAE multiple times within a maximum span of 29 days.

Tourist Child (0-18) Dubai Visa for Indians
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For kids ages 0 to 18, the maximum stay period is 29 days and allows them to enter the country only once.

Single Entry Tourist Express Visa for Indians
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You are permitted to enter Dubai/UAE once and stay for a maximum of 29-58 days from the date of entry. The processing time is typically 1-2 days or even sooner.

Child Tourist Express Visa for Indians
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For kids ages 0 to 18, the maximum stay period is 29 days and allows them to enter the country only once. The processing time is typically 1-2 days or even sooner.

Business Visa for Indians
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You are permitted to enter Dubai/UAE once and stay for a maximum of 14 days from the date of entry.

48 HRS Transit Visa for Indians
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You are allowed to enter Dubai/UAE once and stay for a maximum of 2 days from the date of entry.

96 HRS Transit Visa for Indians
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You are allowed to enter Dubai/UAE once and stay for a maximum of 2 days from the date of entry.

Work Permit
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If you are seeking employment in Dubai, a work permit visa is the one you should look for. If you wish to work in Dubai, your new employer must obtain a visa.

Study Visa
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If you are interested in studying in Dubai or obtaining vocational training there, a university in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) may be able to assist you with your education and visa requirements.

Medical Permit
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To obtain medical attention in Dubai, you must obtain a medical permit before entering a hospital. The permit allows multiple entrances based on the duration of various treatments.

Disclaimer: Please note that our services are currently limited to tourist, business and transit visas. We do not facilitate applications for other visa categories at the moment.

Validity of Different Types of Dubai Visas for Indians
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The table below shows the validity of different types of Dubai visas for Indians:

CategoryValidity
Single Entry Tourist Visa 30-60 days
Multiple Entry Tourist Visa 30-60 days
Tourist Child Visa (0-18) 30 days
Single Entry Tourist Express Visa30-60 days
Child Tourist Express Visa30 days
Business Visa14 days
48 HRS Transit Visa48 hours
96 HRS Transit Visa96 hours

 

Dubai Visa Processing Time
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The following table shows the processing time for Dubai Visa: 

CategoryProcessing Time
Single Entry Tourist Visa 3-4 days
Multiple Entry Tourist Visa 3-4 days
Tourist Child Visa (0-18) 3-4 days
Single Entry Tourist Express Visa1-2 days
Child Tourist Express Visa1-2 days
Business Visa3-4 days
48 HRS Transit Visa2-4 days
96 HRS Transit Visa2-4 days

Dubai Visa Fees from India
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Visa TypeFinal Price (INR)
Tourist Single 30 Days7,300
Child Tourist Single 30 Days4,150
Tourist Single 60 Days14,700
Tourist Multiple 30 Days17,200
Tourist Multiple 60 Days21,000
Tourist Express Single 30 Days8,600
Tourist Express Single 60 Days15,500
Child Tourist Express Single 30 Days4,500
Business Single 14 Days17,300
Transit Per Entry 48 HRS3,600
Transit Per Entry 96 HRS5,700

 

 

Why Choose ACKO to Apply for a Dubai Visa?
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Worldwide Visa Assistance
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 We make it easy and quick to get visas for all international countries.

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End-to-End Process
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From submitting documents to getting your visa in your email, we assist you with everything.

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Pay As You Wish
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Select the payment method to pay for your Dubai/UAE visa fees.

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Track Your Visa Application
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You can track your visa application by downloading the application.

Dubai Visa Requirements for Indian Citizens - Documents
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To apply for a visa, you will typically need to provide the following items:

How to Apply Visa for a Dubai Visa?
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Acko makes it easier than ever to get a visa for Dubai. Just follow these simple steps-

Is there a visa on arrival for Indians in Dubai? 
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Indian citizens can only get a visa on arrival if they also have one of the following:

A visa-on-arrival (VoA)  fee is required, and you can only stay for 14 days. You can pay extra to extend your visa one time.

Dubai Visa Eligibility Criteria for Indian Citizens
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To apply for a Dubai visa, you must meet the following requirements.

Things to Know About Dubai Visa Guidelines
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Dubai Visa and Travel Insurance
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Like any other destination in the United Arab Emirates, tourists are required to have Travel Insurance to obtain a visa for Dubai. Apart from being a mandatory requirement, a Travel Insurance Plan can protect your finances while you are on a trip. Visit ACKO to get a customised Travel Insurance Plan for your upcoming trip.

Frequently Asked Questions
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Here’s a list of common questions and answers related to the Dubai visa for Indians.

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What happens if my visa for Dubai gets rejected?

If your visa application is rejected, you will receive a notification explaining why. After addressing them, you can reapply.

Do I have the option of obtaining a Dubai visa upon arrival?

Visitors from India who have a valid US visa, UK visa, Schengen visa, US green card, EU resident visa, or UK residence visa may apply for a Dubai visa upon arrival.

When will the Dubai visa application be processed?

It may take as little as 24 hours to obtain a Dubai visa, but expect your Dubai e-visa to be processed and delivered within 1-5 days.

Can I apply for a Dubai tourist visa a certain number of days before I plan to travel?

Your application must be submitted no more than one month before your trip to get a Dubai visa.

If my application for a Dubai visa is rejected, will I get a refund?

No, the application fee is non-refundable. 

What will happen if I extend my stay beyond my visa's validity?

Overstaying your visa's expiration date may result in severe penalties, and you may also be denied entry into the country in the future.

Can I check my Dubai visa application status online?

Yes, here are the steps on how to check a Dubai visa status through Atlys:

  1. Download the Atlys app.
  2. Click on "My Profile."
  3. Select the visa you have applied.
  4. There, you can check your visa’s current status.

 

How many months prior to the trip should I apply for a Dubai visa?

You should apply at least one month before the date you want to travel to Dubai.

How can I pay for the Dubai tourist visa fees?

You have the option to make the payment using either a credit/debit card or a mobile wallet.

Is it mandatory for Indians to get travel insurance for a Dubai visa?

No, having travel insurance is not compulsory when applying for a Dubai visa from India, but we highly recommend one. You can look at Acko Travel Insurance to find plans that fit your budget.

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Disclaimer: The information mentioned on this page is compiled from different websites and government sources. The information may be updated from time to time. Hence, please refer to the respective government websites and verify before making any visa-related decisions.