The UAE allows issuing an entry visa for 250 dirhams for residents of these countries only

Ahmed Moawad - | UAE

After the recent decision regarding the unified tourist visa to enter the United Arab Emirates and a number of neighboring countries, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in the Emirates allowed the issuance of entry visas to residents and their companions from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries for only 250 dirhams, in addition to the value-added tax, which reaches a rate of 5%. .

Tourist entry visa for 30 days, extendable once

It is worth noting that this service, which was officially launched and announced through the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship and Ports Security, and the General Administration of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, enables a foreigner residing in one of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to obtain a tourist entry visa to the Emirati lands as a visitor for a period not exceeding 30 days, and this visa Extendable for one time only.

Requirements for issuing an entry visa for residents of the Gulf Cooperation Council

1- A valid passport or travel document to enter the UAE.

2- A copy of the residence permit or an electronic extract, provided that the address and validity of the residence are clearly stated.

3- The personal photo must be on a white background.

Steps for issuing a tourist entry visa to the UAE from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries

1- Log in to the official website from here (

2- Log in as a user.

3- Choose the service to be performed.

4- Write the required data accurately in the appropriate spaces.

5- Pay the fees required to issue a tourist entry visa to the Emirates.

6- Agree to the terms and conditions, and then you will receive a message containing your entry visa via email.

Entry visa issuance fees for residents of the Gulf Cooperation Council

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai explained that the fees for the entry visa management service for residents of the Gulf Cooperation Council amount to about 252 UAE dirhams, in addition to a 5% value-added tax.

Conditions for issuing an entry visa for residents of the UAE from the Gulf Cooperation Council

1- It is required that the resident who wishes to enter the Emirates has not previously been prevented from entering the Emirates.

2- It is also required that the validity of the resident’s passport be no less than 6 months.

3- It is also required that the resident have a residence permit of no less than one year.

4- It is also required that the profession be clear and within the approved professions for issuance of an entry visa, with emphasis being made that it is subject to evaluation by the relevant authorities.

Increasing the number of incoming flights to the GCC countries

It is worth noting that the UAE Minister of Economy, Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, indicated during one of the previous press statements to Skynewsarabia that the Gulf tourism strategy aims to increase the number of incoming trips to the GCC countries at an annual rate of 7%.

He pointed out that the number of visitors to the Gulf countries in 2022 reached about 39.8 million visitors, with a growth rate of about 136.6% compared to the previous year 2021, and the UAE aims to reach 128.7 million visitors by the year 2030.

About Author

Ahmed Moawad
Ahmed Moawad
598 Total posts

Read Also

Global cyber disruption: An important statement from Dubai Airports due to the disruption of flights today

An important statement from Dubai Airports in response to the suspension of flights that occurred today owing to global cyber disruption that occurred.

Global cyber outage: Instructions of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

As a result of the global cyber outage, the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued the following instructions.

UAE weather: Thick clouds cover the Emirates today and cause storms in some areas

There are storms in certain regions of the United Arab Emirates today due to the thick clouds that cover the Emirates.

UAE warn of fines of up to Dh100,000 for the unlawful use of prescribed medications

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have issued a warning that individuals who illegally use authorized pharmaceuticals might face fines of up to 100,000 dirhams.

‏Urgent.. The Prime Minister announces the new ministers in the UAE government

Today, Sunday, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, announced the new formation of the UAE government.

Mohre announces the facilitation of work permit procedures in the UAE when issued or cancelled

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced the facilitation of work permit procedures when issued or cancelled.

Dubai Airport announces new restrictions on passengers

Dubai Airport authorities announced some restrictions for non-travelers in July and August.

Companies in the UAE provide alternative systems for end-of-service compensation

Various alternate methods of end-of-service compensation are offered by businesses in the United Arab Emirates.

New important instructions for passengers traveling through Dubai airports

Travelers in a hurry to leave Dubai are advised to complete immigration 1.5 hours in advance of departure.

FTA announces the imposition of a fine of 10 thousand dirhams in the UAE due to taxes

It has been announced by the FTA that a fine of ten thousand dirhams will be imposed in the United Arab Emirates due to taxation.

The Meteorological Authority announces the date of rain in the UAE during the coming days and weeks

The dates of the upcoming rainy days and weeks in the Emirates are announced by the Meteorological Authority.

Mohre announces paid holiday for employees in the UAE

Mohre has stated that employees in the UAE will receive paid vacation time.

Expo Dubai gives families the chance to win a summer vacation in 7 destinations

During Expo Dubai, families have the opportunity to win a summer trip to one of seven different locations.

Dubai Mall Introduces Paid Parking from July 1 with Salik Boards Near Entrances

Boards displaying the distinctive grey and white Salik branding have recently appeared at various entrances of Dubai Mall, signaling the imminent introduction of paid parking for visitors.

The UAE authorities announced the evacuation of residents from a residential tower in Sharjah

It was stated by the authorities in the United Arab Emirates that the occupants of a residential tower in Sharjah would be evacuated.

Dubai announces plan to add 32 new metro stations by 2030

Dubai's Metro service is set to significantly expand in the coming years following the approval of a development plan by the emirate's Executive Council.

Dubai Targets $177bn FDI by 2033 with Major Metro Area Developments

Dubai has set an ambitious target to attract AED650 billion ($177 billion) in foreign direct investment (FDI) by 2033, supported by the Dubai Executive Council.

UAE announces 5-Year Penalty for Revealing Work Secrets

The Criminal Information Center (Wa'i) of the UAE's Public Prosecution recently brought attention to the consequences of sharing confidential company information on social media, with the undercurrent of "Work secrets are trust."

Dubai seized 1,274 drug shipments last year, including heroin, meth & marijuana

Dubai Customs reported 1,273 seizures of illicit drugs at land, sea, and air ports across the emirate as part of efforts commemorating the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

A new fuel prices in the UAE for the month of July.. Changes in taxi prices

The UAE has recently implemented new fuel tariffs for the month of July. The prices of taxis have been adjusted.

UAE Petrol Prices Decline Once More for July 2024

The UAE has announced a reduction in petrol prices for July 2024, marking the second consecutive month of price decreases across the country.

UAE Takes Action Against Counterfeit Goods with 620 Violations Recorded in 2023

Since the beginning of 2023 through the first half of the year, the UAE's Ministry of Economy has conducted 4,444 inspection tours across local markets. These efforts target cases of commercial fraud, imitation, and trademark counterfeiting,...

UAE Sets 6 New Rules from Fines to Paid Parking, Changes Effective July

As we approach the midpoint of 2024, the UAE has been abuzz with significant developments that are set to impact daily life and financial planning across the Emirates.

New fees and fines will be imposed on UAE residents starting July 1

There are six new restrictions that will take effect in July, ranging from paid parking to new fines in the UAE.

The UAE authorities announced the amendment of the system of paid parking fees in several areas

It was declared by the authorities in the UAE that they would be changing the system of paid parking fees in a number of different regions.

The UAE warns of hail and rain in some areas and issues an orange alert

This morning, the National Center of Meteorology in the United Arab Emirates issued an orange alert regarding the weather conditions in the UAE. The center warned of rain in some eastern regions, in addition to the presence of dusty conditions...

UAE police arrested Hundreds in overnight crackdown on cybercrime syndicates

In a sweeping overnight initiative across the UAE, significant cybercrime networks were disrupted, marking a pivotal moment in law enforcement's ongoing battle against digital crime.

UAE: Four New Mosques on Famous Square Corners Wow Residents

Sharjah has constructed four new mosques with traditional Islamic styles that really reflect Arab culture and Islam.

UAE imposes Up to Dh1,000 fine, 6 black points for unjustified road stoppage