Dubai Visa for Indians

Dubai Visa for Indians

A United Arab Emirates city that’s well known for luxury shopping and dining experiences, you’re probably excited about your visit to this beautiful city. There are, however, a few things that you need to know before you set off and begin your Dubai adventure. Do you need to obtain a travel authorisation before you go? How do you get it? How much does it cost?

We’ll answer all of these questions and more for you, making the process simple, easy and hassle-free. Take advantage of Byevisa’s application services to make it even simpler than before, with everything handled by us so you can focus on what you want to do when you get there rather than worrying about entry requirements and visas.

Do Indians Need a Visa for Dubai?

Yes. In most circumstances, you need to obtain the appropriate travel authorisation for entry into the UAE as an Indian citizen. The good news is that, from 2015, the UAE government introduced the electronic application system, making it an option for Indian nationals.

This is a much faster and simpler way to apply for the right documentation than the traditional paper method, and Byevisa can make it even easier and more convenient by processing the paperwork on your behalf.

E-Visa vs Dubai Visa for Indians on Arrival

If you’re trying to decide between applying for an eVisa or a Visa on Arrival, we’re here to help.

The eVisa is for all Indian passport holders and can also be applied for by those with US, UK or EU visas if you wish to speed up and streamline your entry process. Byevisa can help to obtain your eVisa for you, making it even easier still. Simply fill out our online application form and provide the necessary documents and we’ll take it from there.

By comparison, you obtain a Visa on Arrival (VoA) when you get off your flight. You may have to wait in a long queue and fill in forms by hand, when you’d rather pass quickly through customs to your hotel. So obtaining your eVisa in advance saves you time and stress.

Dubai Visa Cost for Indians

The 30-day Single Entry eVisa costs 68.06 USD, while the 30-day Multiple Entry eVisa costs 179.96 USD. In addition, for the 90-day Single Entry travel pass, there’s a fee of 272.25 USD. On top of the UAE government’s fee, you pay Byevisa’s processing fee to obtain your authorisation, which start as low as 35.00 USD.

How to Apply for Your Visa

Applying for your travel authorisation couldn’t be easier. You can simply apply here on the Byevisa site by entering your personal information into the fields provided after clicking ‘Apply for Visa’. The information we need includes:

  • Entry and exit dates.
  • Full name and current address.
  • Nationality.
  • Date and country of birth.
  • Passport information.
  • Port of arrival.

After providing this information, you need to get together some documents that are required for your Dubai visa as an Indian citizen. These need to be taken to an application centre along with your completed form including:

  • Photocopy of your confirmed flight with Emirates or Fly Dubai Airlines.
  • Full name and current address.
  • Nationality.
  • Date and country of birth.
  • Passport information.
  • Port of arrival.
  • A coloured photocopy of the first and last two pages of your passport.
  • A 4.3cm x 5.5cm colour passport photo.
  • A photocopy of your flight coupon with an unaltered PNR.

Simply pay via PayPal or credit/debit card and you soon receive an eVisa form that can then be printed and presented with your supporting documentation as mentioned above at your nearest application centre.

Travelling to Dubai from India

With numerous direct flights at low cost into Dubai from India every day, air travel is by far the best option when it comes to entering the stunning city. With 11 flights a day from New Delhi and 16 from Mumbai, the low cost and fast way to travel gets you there easily and for an affordable price. Average flight times are around 3 and a half hours, depending on the specific airline and the airport you fly out from.

You can also choose to travel via cruise ship from Mumbai to Dubai, stopping off at several tourist destinations in several countries along the way. A scenic and beautiful way to travel to the city, you’ll still need to obtain a visa if you travel via seaport.

Dubai Visa FAQs for Indians

We’ve added some additional information below about travel into Dubai and what to expect when you get there, covering our most commonly asked questions.

Can All Indians Travel to Dubai?

No, there are some limitations. All Indian passport holders should be able to obtain a travel authorisation, but there are certain circumstances where your application may be rejected due to insufficient funds, a criminal history or other factors. Generally, though, most Indians will be granted tourist visas into the country.

Do I Need Special Documentation to Transit Through Dubai?

If you’ll be transiting through the country on your way to another destination, you still need to obtain a transit travel authorisation. There are two types to choose from. The 48-hour authorisation is completely free while the 96-hour one costs AED50. You cannot obtain one of these documents on arrival. You need to apply before you travel.

How Many Indians Are in Dubai?

997,000 tourists visited the country in just the first half of 2019 and 3.3 million are expected to visit by 2023.

What Do I Need to Know Before Travelling to Dubai?

Dubai is well known for extravagant and relatively new tourist attractions, such as the Dubai mall and Burj Khalifa, transforming itself into a bustling metropolis over the last 10 years.

Full Information About Travelling to Dubai From India

Hopefully, you now have all the basic information you require to make the application for the appropriate travel authorisation for your trip. For further information, please check out our UAE visa page here.

There’s also more information about visiting the UAE available here.