Getting a visa for Abu Dhabi


An Abu Dhabi visit visa is free of charge upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport for citizens of the following countries:

Andorra
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Honduras
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Mexico
Monaco
Montenegro
Nauru
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Oman
People’s Republic of China
Poland
Republic of Mauritius
Republic of El Salvador
Portugal
Romania
Russia
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
The Vatican
Ukraine

GCC citizens do not need a visa to enter the UAE.

Countries not listed

Citizens of all other countries will need to apply for an Abu Dhabi tourist visa, transit visa, or visit visa prior to their trip.

Apply for a visa with hotels

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.

While 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.

Apply for a visa with airlines

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.


Alternative visa application methods

Alternative methods to apply for an Abu Dhabi visit visa would be to apply through your nearest UAE embassy. An eye scan will be required at the airport. Cruise passengers can now apply for the multiple visa entry for AED 200.


For more information on visa types or how to get your visa, visit the Abu Dhabi Government website or call its contact centre on +971 2 666 4442 (800-555 from inside the UAE).


Source: https://visitabudhabi.ae/en/plan-your-trip/essential-info/getting-a-visa