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If you are to name the first most intriguing nations with respect to travel destination around the globe, United Arab Emirates (UAE) will surely come in the list. One of the safest nations of the Middle East for tourists, the UAE is the melting pot of the rich culture of the East and the West. There are 7 emirates in the UAE. They are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al Khaymah, Sharjah and Umm al Quwain. Dubai, popularly known as the City of Gold and Abu Dhabi are vibrant and cosmopolitan cities boasting of humungous infrastructure, flashy nightlife, top class hotels and resorts along with wondrous outdoor activities over the huge sand dunes, sites of historical importance et al. Now the UAE visa can be availed easily—pay online to purchase the UAE tourist visa, upload coloured copies of the front and back sides of your passport; along with that, upload a photograph with white background and keep track of your visa update status, which would be sent to you by email.

Types of UAE Visa  

There are a few different types of visas available for a trip to the United Arab Emirates and you need to select one of these UAE visa types depending on whether you are interested in things to do in UAE or places to visit in UAE or some other purpose:

  1. Tourist visa- This visa is for those nationals not eligible either for a visa-on-arrival or visa-free entry
  2. Student visa - If you wish to study in the UAE sponsored by parents or relatives; or if you wish to go for higher education
  3. Visa on medical reasons- Under the sponsorship of medical establishment, government or private hospitals, if you go for medical treatment
  4. Transit visa- Barring citizens of Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Niger and Yemen, who are not eligible for a transit visa, one who wishes to transit through the UAE airports
  5. Work visa – If you wish to work in the UAE
  6. Service visa – This visa is for those who have been delegated to perform a business role in the UAE
  7. Retirement visa- One, who is above 55 years of age, can opt for this visa if one wishes to retire in the UAE 

Documents required for UAE Visa 

It is advisable to apply for your UAE visa well in advance of your travel date. You can apply a maximum of 58 days prior to your date of travel. The documents required for the UAE visa would vary depending on the type of visa you wish to apply for. 

Some important documents which are normally required for the UAE visa are as follows: visa application form duly signed and filled in along with a coloured photograph; confirmed return ticket booking; passport valid for 6 months past the UAE trip and coloured photocopy of the pages; bank approval letter; income tax return; employment contract or sponsor contract; invitation letter from a host in the UAE; business license; for female applicants- consent, ID, and proof of residence of parents/spouse, who are more than 18 years and planning a solo trip to the UAE et al.

UAE Visa Fees  

The UAE visa fees will be charged in the currency of the nation you are applying from. You might have to produce some biometric data if asked to like scanning your fingerprints and a digital photo. Here is a quick look of UAE visa fees category-wise:

  1. Short stay tourist visa- single entry: AED 350 for 60 days
  2. Short stay tourist visa- multiple entries: AED 655 for 60 days
  3. Long stay tourist visa- single entry: AED 1000 for 60 days
  4. Long stay tourist visa- multiple entries: AED2500 for 60 days
  5. Transit: AED 50 for 14 days
  6. Transit- for 48 hours: No charges for 14 days
  7. Service: AED 400  for 14 days

UAE Visa Centres in India 

Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Pune and Kochi are the seven Indian cities where you would find the UAE visa centres in India and these remain open from 9 am to 4 pm from Mondays to Fridays except national holidays of both the countries. Elaborate addresses, working hours, holidays, off days can be found at the UAE visa related websites.

Before travelling to the UAE, choose your pick from the ideal UAE tour packages available with tour planners. You might be wanting to know the best time to visit UAE. The months of October to April are the ideal time to visit; during summers, the weather is hot with higher levels of humidity. However, visitors flock in great numbers during December to February, being the peak season of travel. No rainy season is there in UAE. And during winters, the weather is pleasant.

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