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Can Visit Visa Holder in UAE go to Saudi Arabia ?

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Written By Arabiers Digital & Reviewed by Robeena Brown

07 July 2024 | 13 min read

No, UAE Visit Visa holders cannot visit Saudi Arabia. If they want to travel to Saudi Arabia from the UAE, they must apply for a visa to go to Saudi.

If you hold a visit visa for the UAE and are considering traveling to Saudi Arabia, there are some essential points you need to be aware of. This blog will shed light on the restrictions and requirements for visit visa holders in UAE who wish to journey to Saudi Arabia, providing valuable insights and guidance for a hassle-free travel experience.

Which Saudi Visa to apply for?



The type of Saudi visa to apply for depends on your nationality. Arabiers have divided the visa type into different groups. Keep reading to find out which category you belong to.

1. Group A - On arrival Saudi Visa

Who can apply?

Any individual who is a permanent resident of the EU, UK, or US

If you belong to this category, you are lucky because no pre-arrangements are required. Travelers are eligible to obtain a 12-month tourism visa upon arrival in Saudi Arabia, without the need to apply for it beforehand.

2. Group B - Saudi eVisa

Who can apply?







Czech Republic























San Marino







China (Including Hong Kong And Macau)





South Korea


New Zealand


The Saudi Arabia eVisa offers a convenient and innovative way for travelers from 49 eligible countries to explore the country. With a simple online procedure, tourists can obtain a one-year, multiple entry visa, allowing up to 90 days of stay. This eVisa encompasses various tourism-related activities, including events, leisure trips, family visits, and Umrah, excluding Hajj. It caters to those seeking cultural immersion and natural wonders, excluding activities like studying.

3. Group C - Saudi Tourist Visa

Who can apply?

Any traveler who doesn’t belong to the 2 categories mentioned above.

If you belong to this category and are currently in the UAE on a visit visa, you must obtain your Saudi Arabia visa by applying through the nearest Saudi Arabian embassy.


Documents Needed to Apply for Saudi Visa

The documents needed can vary depending on the visa type. Here is a list of the documents needed to ensure a smooth application of the Saudi visa you can apply for.

1. Group A - On arrival Saudi Visa

Since this is an on-arrival visa, the only document you need will be your passport to stamp the Saudi on arrival visa.

2. Group B - Saudi eVisa

Since the application procedure for a Saudi eVisa is entirely online you will need to submit scanned copies of the following documents:

  • Scanned copy of your Passport
  • A photo taken on a white background.

3. Group C - Saudi Tourist Visa

Since this category requires you to apply through the embassy you need to have the following documents:

  • Proof of accommodation.
  • Return ticket.
  • Proof of employment.
  • Financial solvency/Bank statement.
  • Flight itinerary.
  • Comprehensive personal information, including home address.

How to Apply for the Saudi Visa?


TIf you belong to group A, you can get your visa upon arrival at any Saudi airport.

Applying for a Group B or group C Saudi Visa for visit visa holders in UAE through Arabiers is a seamless and straightforward process. Although group B visas can be applied online, the applicant needs to visit the Saudi embassy if they are applying for a group C visa. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you navigate through the application:

  1. Begin by informing Arabiers’ team members of the visa type and whether you will be performing Umrah during your visit to Saudi Arabia.
  2. Provide us with the necessary documents according to the group you belong to.
  3. Let us know your preferred landing airport in Saudi Arabia for a smooth entry process.
  4. Provide us with the approximate date of your travel to Saudi Arabia to facilitate the visa processing timeline.
  5. 5. Simply make the payment through a double-secured payment link to initiate the visa application process.
  6. Fill out the visa application form and insurance application online with ease.
  7. Once your visa and insurance are processed, proceed to book your flight and accommodation.
  8. Arabiers’ will double-check the activation of your insurance for added peace of mind.
  9. With your Saudi eVisa in hand, you are now ready and prepared for your exciting journey to explore the warm hospitality, rich heritage, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Visa validity Period


The Saudi on arrival visa (group A) and Saudi eVisa (group B) are both valid for one year from the date of entry.

As a visit visa holder in UAE, traveling to Saudi Arabia requires obtaining a valid Saudi visa. Familiarize yourself with the various Saudi visa types and their respective requirements and start the application process in advance to avoid any last-minute complications. By adhering to the regulations and preparing accordingly, you can embark on a memorable journey to experience the rich cultural heritage and hospitality of Saudi Arabia.