Arabiers Facilitating Dubai Transit Visa Now – 2024 Guide

Update - 06th October, 2022

There are two types of transit visas for travelers transiting through Dubai airports (DXB Dubai International airport & Al Maktoum International Airport – DWC). It is hassle-free now to get a Dubai transit visa for any travelers transiting through Dubai. All you need to do is contact Arabiers visa consultants to guide you.

Dubai Transit visa

What is Transit Visa?

If you are in transit and you'll make a stop-over in Dubai, you may wonder if you need a transit visa. The answer depends on your nationality. Keep reading to know if you need a Dubai transit visa.

Travelers connecting to the east and west choose to have a stop-over in Dubai airports, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah airports. Hence it is important to know if you need a transit visa or not.

The Dubai transit visa is a type of Dubai visit visa which allows you to stay in Dubai for hours and board a flight to your destination. The transit visa is required for all nationals who apply for a Dubai prepaid visa.

You don't need to get a transit visa if you are a passport holder who qualifies for on-arrival visas to Dubai or qualifies to apply for prepaid visas before arrival.

Dubai Transit visa to on arrival national

Dubai Transit Visa

If you are a passport holder from any country listed below, you don't have to apply for a Dubai transit visa.

You qualify for the Dubai visa on arrival and will get the visa when entering Dubai at any airport. The requirement to get the visa is to present your 6-month valid passport.

The on-arrival visa will allow you time in Dubai as you await your flight. You can take advantage of these 6-8 hours and tour Dubai as you await your next flight.
Below is the list of all countries eligible for an arrival visa, and you don't need a transit visa to make a stop-over at any Dubai airport.

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Ireland
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Ukraine
  • The United Kingdom and Northern Ireland
  • United States of America
  • Vatican City
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Bahamas Islands
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Kiribati
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Nauru
  • Norway
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • San Marino
  • Serbia Seychelles
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Uruguay
  • Mexico

Dubai Transit visa Prepaid national

If you are a passport holder of any of the 81 countries listed below, you need to get a Dubai transit visa if you'll have to make a stop-over in Dubai.

  • South Africa
  • Egypt
  • Albania
  • Sri Lanka
  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Burundi
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Congo
  • Fiji
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Dubai Transit visa for Indians Price

Since May 1, 2017, Indian nationals with a regular passport that is valid for at least six months after the date of entry, a visit visa or green card issued by the United States that is valid for at least six months, or with US/UK residence visa are eligible for on arrival of up to 14 days for a fee of AED 120 (Subject to change). There is an extension option for 24 days at AED250 (subject to change). However, if you are an Indian passport holder and will have a stop-over and you don't meet the above criteria to get the visa on arrival, you need to get a Dubai transit visa application online. It is an easy and cost-effective way you get a Dubai transit visa from India and save your budget.

Documents required

The Arabiers team will require you to have the below documents to process the Dubai transit visa:

  • 1. Picture or scan of your passport informative page, which must be valid for a minimum of six months (Digital)
  • 2. Clear color photograph (Digital)
  • 3. Must have a transit flight ticket connecting any airport in Dubai as one flight ticket
Dubai transit visa

Dubai Transit Visa Fee

You can get a Dubai transit visa at all-inclusive rates for 48 hours at 220 AED and 96 hours at 320 AED.


Here is the step-by-step process of completing your stop-over in Dubai:

  • 01   Book your transit flight
  • 02   Picture your passport and yourself
  • 03   Send the digital copy to Arabiers team via WhatsApp or email
  • 04   Pay instantly via the payment link
  • 05   Application process starts
  • 06   3-4 working days
  • 07   Your Dubai Transit visa is ready
  • 08   Get your e-Transit visa
  • 09   Print the visa
  • 10   Embark from your destination
  • 11   Arrive Dubai airport
  • 12   Show the visa to the immigration
  • 13   Enter Dubai
  • 14   Exit Dubai and reach your destination


Dubai transit visa

The Dubai transit visa is valid either for 48 hours or 96 hours. You cannot extend a transit visa. If you're on a transit visa and feel like extending your stay in Dubai, contact Arabiers for a visa change. You'll get either 30 or 90 days to visit visa, which can be extended or renewed within Dubai without exiting the country.


The Immigration Authority is solely responsible for determining whether or not a visa will be granted, and their determinations can also result in rejection. There is no provision for a refund if the visa is rejected.

Sometimes the rejection might be attributed to particular holiday periods, such as Eid and Islamic festivals, New Year's, and Christmas, when immigration will be busy, and the system will be delayed. These holidays include Dubai national holidays.

We recommend applying for express visas or applying between 5 and 7 days before your current visa expires or before you travel. If your application for a visa is denied, we are not responsible for any costs incurred as a result, including but not limited to missed flights, altered travel itineraries, or fines for staying in a country past your visa.

Frequently asked questions

No, we are sorry, but for you to receive a transit visa, you need to have a real stop-over ticket, and we cannot help you get a dummy ticket.

No, you cannot extend a transit visa. The visa is specific to how long you can stay in Dubai, and you have to board a flight before the time lapses; otherwise will be considered to have overstayed and subject to fines.

You can get a transit visa by contacting travel agents like