For any visit to Dubai, may the purpose be work or holidays, possessing a valid visa is a must.  Getting a visa of just 14 days for a short trip to Dubai is possible too. It’s a single entry visa that’ll let you stay in Dubai for 14 days. It’s valid for a period of 60 days from the date of it being issued.

It’s an easy and smooth process to acquire a 14 day visit visa to Dubai. The procedure involved depends on which country the applicant is from. Usually, normal visas are approved only within 72 hours. But in case there’s an emergency, the visa can be processed in just 24 hours. You can get a visa without any trouble at all once you have submitted all the documents that the authorities need for the process.


Please note, the 96 hour transit visa is valid for 30 days from the date of its issue. Also, with this visa, you’ll be able to stay in Dubai for 96 hours counted from the time you enter the city.


Your passport is the basic requirement needed to acquire a 14 day visit visa to Dubai. A high resolution scanned copy of the first and last pages of the passport are a must. Care should be taken to ensure that-

  • The document is absolutely clear and the scanning should be done in colour.
  • A high resolution for clarity is a must that shall enable the authorities to read and view the details properly


You must bear in mind the specifications mentioned here while submitting your photo. Any deviation shall result in the rejection of your application. The specifications are:

  • The photograph must be of 4.3 cm x 5.5 cm dimensions
  • The photograph must be in a matte finish and must have been taken with a white background
  • It must be of a high resolution for clear visibility
  • The photo in the passport and the one submitted should match with each other


Is a Dubai visa required if the applicant has a US visa?

If the applicant possesses a US visa, he shall be furnished with a visa on arrival at the Dubai airport. But the passport should however be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date        of the applicant’s arrival to Dubai.

Are Indians eligible for visa on arrival?

Yes, Indians can travel to Dubai and get a visa after arriving at the airport. The entry permit comes at a fee of roughly 100 dirham. Please check the current exchange rate to know the amount in rupee. A passport valid for 6 months from the date of arrival is a must. It’s possible to extend the visa only once for the same period of 14 days.

How long does it take to get a visa for Dubai?

While it usually takes 1-3 working days to have a 14 day visit visa processed, it still depends on other factors too like the applicant’s nationality as well as the reason for which the visit is being made.

What are the passport formalities that one needs to follow to acquire a 14 day visit visa to Dubai?

It’s a must that the visitor has a passport that’s valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of arrival to Dubai. If the passport is valid for less than 6 months, it should be renewed before filing the application for visiting Dubai. The visa is mailed to the respective email ids of the applicants provided in the application form.

Is it possible to get a Dubai visa on the same day?

No. An express Dubai visa can be expected only in 1-3 working days post successful submission of the visa application. If the applicant is from any country whose citizens are given visas on arrival then he shall have to apply for the visa in advance. The visa is issued when the visitor enters the Dubai International Airport after a nominal fee is paid.

Will a US Green Card holder get a visa on arrival?

Yes, those visitors who possess a US visa or a green card are eligible for a visa on arrival once they land in Dubai or Abu Dhabi or anywhere in the UAE. However, the passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival.

Is it possible to extend or convert a 14 day visa?

No, the visa can neither be extended nor converted. One can travel to Dubai on a 14 day visa till the time the visa is valid. Please note, the 14 day visa is valid for only 2 months.

When can a Dubai visa application be rejected?

An applicant’s visa may be rejected for various reasons some of which are-

  • The applicant having a past criminal record or being involved in any act of misconduct or fraud in his own country or the UAE
  • In case there are typing errors in the name, passport number, etc.
  • If the photo on the passport isn’t clear
  • If the passport is handwritten and not printed

Tab Is a return ticket mandatory?

Yes, a return ticket is a must after the approval of the visitor’s application.

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