Visit Visa Holders in UAE Can Go Oman & Come Back?

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By Robeena Brown

September 26, 2022 | 13 min read

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Although it is impossible to visit every single part of Oman with a visit visa to UAE, you can visit Dibba without prior permission. But, to visit Kasab, Muscat, and other parts of Oman, you need to have a new Oman visit visa depending on your nationality.

Types of Prepaid Visas

Free 30 Days On arrival Nationals

The Oman visa run is an affordable and helpful procedure for travellers who are eligible for 30 days on-arrival visa to UAE. This 30 days visa is issued at border immigration and allows the holder to stay in the UAE for 30 days. The list of countries that get a 30-day visa on exit and return back to UAE are:

Andorra Australia Brunei
Canada China Hong Kong
Japan Kazakhstan Macau
Malaysia Mauritius Monaco
New Zealand Republic of Ireland San Marino
Ukraine United Kingdom and Northern Ireland United States of America
Vatican City

Free 90 Days On arrival Nationals

The 90-day-on-arrival visa is a multiple entry visa with a validity period of 6 months for the 90 days stay duration. Holders of this visa type can stay a few days in UAE, visit Oman for a few days or even choose to self-drive to Oman. The countries whose nationals are eligible for this type of visa are:

Argentina Austria Bahamas Islands
Barbados Belgium Brazil
Bulgaria Chile Colombia
Costa Rica Croatia Cyprus
Czech Republic Denmark El Salvador Estonia
Finland France Germany
Greece Honduras Hungary
Iceland Italy Kiribati
Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania
Luxembourg Maldives Malta
Montenegro Nauru Netherlands
Norway Paraguay Peru
Poland Portugal Romania
Russian Federation Saint Vincent and the Grenadines San Marino
Serbia Seychelles Slovakia
Slovenia Solomon Islands South Korea
Uruguay Sweden Switzerland

Visit Visa Holders in UAE

Paid 14 Days on arrival visa Nationals:

If you hold an Indian passport and also have a valid USA visit visa, a green card or an EU/UK residence visa you are eligible for the 14 days on-arrival visa. Holders of this visa type do not need to apply for an Oman visa in advance to complete the Oman visa run as they are eligible to visit any part of Oman and return back within the stay duration of their UAE visa.

Free 180 Days on arrival visa nationals:

The 180 days UAE on arrival visa is only stamped for Mexican passport holders while entering UAE through any airport, seaport or land border. They also don’t need any advance permission to complete an Oman Visa run as they are eligible to do an Oman visa run without a visa as long as they return to UAE within a day.

Prepaid UAE visa Nationals(Paid):

Travellers originating from countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Philippines, Nepal, India, Jordan, Egypt, Bosnia and other countries that aren't eligible for an on-arrival UAE visa but would like to visit the UAE must apply for a prepaid visa before flying to the UAE. To get approval for a UAE visit visa, it needs to be sponsored by someone based in the UAE, be it a hotel, travel firm like Arabiers or an airline. These visa holders can visit Oman’s Dibba in Musandam without any Oman Visa but require an Oman Visa to visit other cities of Oman and travel between UAE and Oman. Arabiers team can help you apply for an Express Visa to Dubai or an Oman visa.

Oman Visa for Prepaid Nationals

Prepaid nationals who are not eligible for a complimentary on-arrival UAE visa must apply for an Oman visa at least 5 days prior to your scheduled Oman visa run date. These steps will guide you through a straightforward Oman visa run procedure.

  • 01   Save scanned copies of all your necessary supporting documents on your smartphone.
  • 02   Visit the official e-visa portal of Oman at this link.
  • 03   Sign up with the necessary details and visit the home page.
  • 04   Apply for your Oman Visa by selecting the unsponsored option.
  • 05   Enter the requested information along with your nationality in the online form and follow the steps.
  • 06   Complete the online payment for your Oman visa. The cost of your Omani visa can be anywhere between 47 AED (5 Omani Riyals) to 476 AED (50 Omani Riyals) based on the visa type you apply for.
  • 07   Download the e-tourist Oman visa copy that will be sent to your account on the official Oman visa website within 1 to 4 working days.

Documents Required for Oman Visa

Visit Visa Holders in UAE

The list of documents needed to process the Oman Visa is as follows:

  • Scanned copy of passport personal details page
  • Scanned copy of passport last page (if applicable)
  • Scanned copy of a coloured passport-size photo
  • Birth Certificate if below 16 years (if applicable)
  • Airline confirmation (if applicable)
  • Proof of accommodation (if applicable)
  • Any additional supporting documents (if applicable)

Express Visa Cost for Dubai

Travellers who are not eligible for a 30-day or 90-day free on-arrival visa when returning from Oman to the UAE must apply for a prearranged Dubai visa before returning back. Nationals originating from the countries mentioned below can apply for a Dubai express visa.

Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Belarus
Turkmenistan Lebanon Panama
Moldova Georgia Bosnia and Herzegovina
Armenia Egypt Turkey
Jamaica South Africa Albania
Zimbabwe North Macedonia Angola
Fiji Uzbekistan Venezuela
Dominica Guatemala Ecuador
Bolivia Haiti Cuba
Dominica Republic Azerbaijan Jordan

Visa Type Rates
30 Days Single Entry 789 AED
90 Days Single Entry 1189 AED
30 Days Multiple Entry 1359 AED
90 Days Multiple Entry 2559 AED

Express Visa Processing Time & Documents Required

The Dubai Express visa Service only takes 4 to 8 hours to process a new visa whereas a standard visa procedure may take anywhere between 5 to 6 business days. If you prefer the express service here are the steps you need to follow.

  • 01   Whatsapp us with your requirements. Our representative will guide you on the documents you need to send.
  • 02   Send the soft copies of the necessary documents.
  • 03   Make the online payment.
  • 04   Your Dubai visa will be sent to your Whatsapp or email.

Documents Required for Dubai Express Visa

  • Colour copy of passport details page with minimum 6 months validity
  • Colour photo taken on white background
  • Birth certificates of kids travelling
  • UAE work visa page photo of any family or friend residing in the UAE

Tours in Musandam

Visit Visa Holders in UAE
  • Khasab Dhow Cruise from UAE: Take the Khasab Dhow Cruise on a 6-hour journey through the Fjords of Oman's Musandam region. This tour begins in the UAE and gives you an amazing chance to admire the beauty of Khasab.
  • Overnight Dhow Cruise & Mountain Safari: If you enjoy exploring nature and wish to have some quality time with nature, the Musandam Khasab overnight Dhow Cruise and Mountain Safari package is the ideal escape for you. Your journey starts with a transfer to Khasab, a place that is lovingly called the "Norway of Arabia" for its picturesque fjords and mountainous landscapes. You will depart on a full-day excursion on an Omani wooden dhow to Khor Sham where you can forget the stress of your routine life.
  • Fullday Musandam Khasab with Hotel Stay: Sail past stunning fjords with their crystal-clear waters, mountains, and pristine white beaches. There's an opportunity to see dolphins playing and swimming close to the dhow at the fjord's entrance. Pass by abandoned towns and naturally sculpted caves. To allow you to enjoy swimming in the crystal-clear water with schools of vibrant fish, the Dhow will anchor close to Telegraph Island and Seebi Island.
  • Luxury Yacht Musandam Khasab Tour: The opulent Musandam Khasab excursion and overnight yacht stay will set off an exciting 2-day cruise into Oman's Musandam peninsula. You will enjoy a yacht cruise and an overnight stay before going on a 4WD mountain safari. A pick-up from your UAE location and a transfer to Khasab will signal the start of your journey. This experience also includes a stop at Khor Sham so that you can experience the stunning scenery of the "Norway of Arabia".