Dubai Visa From France

Update - 08th June, 2023

Are you a French national looking to obtain a Dubai visit visa, then keep reading the article! Through this post, we will cover all the important information and procedures for a Dubai trip visa from France.

Does a French passport holder need a prior visa to visit Dubai from France?

No French citizen (passport holder) does not require a prepaid Dubai visa from France. They are eligible for a 90-day on-arrival visa (OAV) for 6 months of validity. Therefore a French passport holder can stay in Dubai for ninety days within 180 days. Their passports will be stamped for visa on arrival (VOA) at the UAE airport.

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Types of Dubai Visa for French

UAE offers several types of visas for different countries, some are eligible for free visa (visa on arrival) whereas others have to apply for a prepaid visa before entering the country. However, the narrative is there are different Dubai visa types. Let’s discuss Dubai on-arrival visa from France

90-Day on arrival visa

With a ninety-day Dubai visa, french passport holders can enter Dubai or other parts of the UAE and stay for 90 days (multiple entries) within 6 Months from the date of arrival. Your visa will be stamped at the UAE Airport.

What are the Requirements?

  • French visa with six months of validity
  • A return flight ticket to France or other places

Documents needed

No documents are required for a UAE on-arrival visa from France

Dubai on-arrival visa cost for French

It is free of cost!

Grace Period

There is no such grace period given to French citizens for this Dubai on-arrival visa.

Options for French Nationals to Extend Their Stay in Dubai

French passport holders can extend their stay even after their 90 days completion, by obtaining an express visa or an airport-to-airport visa change.

Let’s Discuss it one by one...

Extending Dubai visa for France nationals

1. Express visa
To get an extension for your longer stay, you can contact Arabiers to apply for an express visa. Express visas take less processing time than the standard visa and you will get it in 4 to 8 hours. Till your new visa is issued, you can drive yourself to the Oman border or other nearby country and after the issuance, you can come back with your new visa. You can also visit our Dubai Express Visa Page for more information on express visa application.

2. Airport to airport
You can also opt for an airport-to-airport visa exchange, to extend your stay in Dubai. You can return to your country or other places to get your passport stamped and re-enter Dubai with a fresh visa. You can contact us via WhatsApp or visit our office to get assistance for airport-to-airport exchange.

14-day on arrival visa

Who is Eligible?
An Indian Nationals holding a French resident permit or visa.

This is a single entry-on-arrival paid visa for Indians, who have French resident visas with at least 6 months of validity. Your visa will be stamped at the Dubai International Airport.

Cost

You will be charged 100 AED for this on-arrival visa and an extra 20 AED as a service charge. There is also an additional charge of 100 AED per day for overstaying the visa validity and 200 AED for departing the country.

Eligibility

Here are the following requirements for a 14-day arrival visa

  • Residence permit of France valid for a minimum of 6 months
  • Return flight ticket to France or other places

Documents Needed

An original French passport is required at the Dubai International Airport Immigration for visa stamping.

Grace Period

There is no grace period for this on-arrival visa.

Extending Dubai 14-days on arrival visa for more 14 days

The visa is extensible only once for another 14 days after exiting the country or through airport-to-airport change. To extend the visa, you will be required to pay an extension fee of 250 AED and a 20 AED service charge.

Apply for a Dubai prepaid visa

If you want to stay in Dubai for a longer period as 30 or 60 days, you can contact Arabiers to process your Dubai prepaid visa.

Dubai Visa from France

Prepaid Dubai Visit Visa from France

Who is it for?
French resident permit holders

Foreigners living in France as workers, students or business professionals looking to visit Dubai to enjoy vacation or meet their close ones can apply for a 30 or 60-day prepaid visa to Dubai from France depending on how long you stay.

Requirements for Prepaid Dubai visa from France

  • Original French passport with a minimum of six months of validity
  • Confirm return ticket to France or other destination

Documents Needed

For a Dubai prepaid visit visa, you need to have the necessary documents before applying for the Dubai visa from France application

  • Clear scanned colour copy of your passport
  • Clear scanned copy of your France entry permit
  • A recent coloured photograph was taken with a white background.
  • birth certificate and photos if travelling with kids
  • Pakistani nationals also include Pakistan ID back and front, along with passport signature page

Types of Dubai Prepaid Visa

With this prepaid tourist visa type you can stay up to 30 days which can be extended twice for another thirty plus thirty (30x30) days. A total of 90 days, you gate by applying for this prepaid vis type and its extension.

This allows visitors to stay for 60 days from the date of arrival, which is extensible twice for the 30x 30 more days after your exit stamp on your passport. A total of 120 days, you gate by applying for this prepaid vis type and its extension.

With this multiple entry visa, visitors can enter and exit multiple times for 30 days validity. The visa is a suitable option for those who need to travel to Dubai multiple times. Visitors also have 58 days validity for the multiple entry up to 30 days.

With this visa type, visitors get to enter and exit Dubai (UAE) multiple times. This is a suitable option for business or family visits.

Dubai Visa Price

  • 30 Days single entry dubai visa 30 Days
  • 30 Days single entry dubai visa Single Entry
489 AED
124.01 Euro
  • 60 Days single entry dubai visa 60 Days
  • 60 Days single entry dubai visa Single Entry
689 AED
173.09 Euro
  • 30 Days Multiple entry dubai visa 30 Days
  • 30 Days Multiple entry dubai visa Multiple Entry
990 AED
251.06 Euro
  • 60 Days Multiple entry dubai visa 60 Days
  • 60 Days Multiple entry dubai visa Multiple Entry
1190 AED
301.78 Euro

Grace period

Recently, the UAE immigration has cut the grace period previously provided to prepaid visa holders. Earlier these visitors with prepaid visas were eligible for 10 days grace period. Now you have to either exit the country or apply for an extension before the prepaid visa expires. This aids visitors avoid paying any overstaying fines.

Extending Dubai Prepaid Visit Visa

The single entry 30 and 60-day visa is extensible for twice 30x30 days with an extra fine. However, the multiple visa is not extensible. If you are looking to exchange your current prepaid visa, contact us now via WhatsApp.

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Recent Changes

The Dubai government has implemented new visa reforms that have come into effect from October 2022 onwards. Here are some new reforms that took place.

  • Visitors leaving Dubai need to apply for an exit permit
  • All overstaying fines are standardised as 50 AED for each day
  • The ICP introduced a new 60-day Dubai visit visa on Oct 3, 2022
  • A 100 AED increase in the cost of all services, including issuing Emirates IDs, visit visas, and resident visas.
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Dubai Embassy in France

Embassy in Paris

Address:
2 Boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg, 75007 Paris

Hours:
Opens Monday–Friday 9AM–4PM

Phone:
+330144340200

Fax:
+33147556104

Email:
ParisEMB@mofaic.gov.ae

Dubai Visa from France
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What To Do in Dubai?

Dubai has many things to explore and make your vacation or off time unforgettable. If you are an adventure seeker who loves thrilling activities, you should visit Dubai. However, If you plan to visit the city of Dubai, then we provide you with a list of a few staggering activities you should experience.

Take a Helicopter ride
Dubai offers tourists the world's best skyline and riding over the city in a rented helicopter is the most amazing experience of the Dubai trip. Include a helicopter tour package in your Dubai tour itinerary to enjoy the bird's eye view of the islands, water lands and skyscrapers.

Visit Aventura Park
Located in 35,000 square meters of Ghaf forests, Aventure Park is the largest Dubai zip line park. You get to experience a different nature escapade in the nature park. There are about 24 ziplines, 80 obstacles and 5 circuits for your adrenaline rush.

Try Scuba Diving at Deep Dive Dubai
Deep Dive Dubai boast a 60-metre in-depth underwater setting, where you can try the most exciting Scuba Dive or Free dive in a safe environment with scuba instructors. It is also among the world deepest water pools in the world, themed to resemble an abandoned sunken city.

Enjoy an Unusual Meal at Dinner In The Sky
If you want to experience unusual dining that leaves a lasting memory, then book your seat at Ultimate Dinner in the Sky. You will have a breathtaking culinary experience at 50 meters high. There are different cuisine menus for lunch and dinner. Forbes has also featured Dinner in the Sky among the top unusual restaurants in the world.

Enter New Worlds at VR Park
Experience the virtual reality across exciting different zones of action, adventure, sports and more at the VR park Dubai. At this, the world's biggest VR experience, You will be able to participate in a different virtual reality heist including the fall from Burj khalifa, the Dune bash, travel on spacecraft and more.

Visit the Green Planet Biodome
Dubai’s first Biodome, the Green Planet is a specific indoor tropical forest with over 3000 plants and animals. The enclosed ecosystem is also home to the biggest artificially created tree that supports life and it is inside. Green Planet venue has four levels of interaction which feature distinct plant species, animals, vines, reptiles, fish and insects.

Visit LEGOLAND Dubai
If you are by chance in Dubai, with your children and family, you should visit this ultimate years round LEGO theme park. The park has several attractions including the interactive rides, water slides, wandering characters and eating options. Bring your kids at the park for their fun trip.

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Where To stay in Dubai?

Dubai is known for its grandeur housing and top-rated service. We help travellers find their hotels anywhere in Dubai for their vacation. See the list of best hotels you can choose in Dubai for your hospitality.

Four Seasons Resort Dubai

Four Seasons Resorts Dubai
Located at Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, The Four Seasons Resort offers a unique beach site on one side and Dubai's iconic cityscape on the other. You can relax in your room with an in-house dining option. The resort has several continental food restaurants and sections offering Turkish, Japanese, French and other fresh and tasteful delectable menus. Anti-ageing treatments from Switzerland are another unique feature and attraction of the place.

Bulgari Resort Dubai

Bulgari Resort Dubai
Located in Jumeira Bay, the Bulgari resort is in an amazing jewel-set shape which offers a stunning ocean surrounding view. The interior of the restaurant features entirely Italian furniture. It also offers low-key lavish rooms and has its own marina and yacht club (Bulgari’s first yacht club). You can in a massage, a detox wrap and hydrotherapy at The Bulgari Spa. It has several other branches in London, Beijing and Bali.

Jumeirah Mina A'Salam

Jumeirah Mina A’Salam
Experience the culinary delights, spacious rooms with Arabian design, bars at your doorstep & the beachside retreat all at the Jumeirah Mina A'Salam resort and beach. You get to enjoy the most delightful breakfast, Talise Spa & J club and private temperature-controlled pools at the restaurant. The beach has hosted numerous opening parties for the Dubai International Film Festival.

The Ritz Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre

The Ritz Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre
Mostly, preferred by business professionals, the Ritz Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre has 28,000 square feet of event space. It features several amenities including high-speed internet, fine dining establishments and spacious rooms. Guests can also rent a city car from the resort hotel. Facilities like a gym, massage, and rooftop pool are provided to the guests in their spare time following their meeting.

XVA Art Hotel

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is recognized for its first 7-star status in the world. Among the best Hotels globally, the place features a top-class dining restaurant, beaches expensive rooms and a terrace. With gold interiors in the rooms, the sail-shaped buildings provided guests with an incredible hotel room view of the Arabian Gulf.

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Where to Eat in Dubai?

A Dubai visa from France would be worthwhile if you didn't sample Dubai's culinary scene. The city offers almost all the popular international and regional dishes with a blend of modern touch. Below is a list of a few French restaurants in Dubai you should try to visit while on a Dubai tour.

French Restaurant in Dubai

Brothaus Bakery Bistro

La Petite Maison Dubai
La Petite Maison or LPM restaurant in Dubai is a multi-award-winning restaurant in DIFC offering French-Mediterranean cuisine in Dubai. The food at LPM is known for its quality and taste. Located at the DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre), the restaurant offers a wide range of French menus including grilled lamb cutlets and tuna carpaccio, executed perfectly.

STAY by Yannick Alléno

STAY by Yannick Alléno
STAY by Yannick Alléno is a popular French restaurant situated in the renowned One & Only The Palm Dubai Hotel. The unique thing about the restaurant is that it has qualified chefs who prepare distinct French menus. The restaurant will offer you an unforgettable dining experience with the awesome One & Only The Palm Dubai Hotel.

Bistro Des Arts

Bistro Des Arts
Bistro Des Arts is known for serving classic French home-style food. The restaurant offers an epic view of Dubai Marina and has a garden outdoor space, making it a perfect spot for a romantic evening sightseeing. Widely known for its authenticity and taste, you can try several French cuisines including the Salade Niçoise, Pissaladière and Burrata.

Couqley French Bistro

Couqley French Bistro
A French individual in Dubai should visit “Couqley French Bistro”- a French restaurant in Dubai. Their warm ambience, eatery, classy French decor and cuisines are highly praised by the locals and French with a Dubai Visa from France. The restaurant also offers a live bar section and an amazing Jumeirah Lake Towers view.

La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie

La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie
Located in Downtown Dubai, La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie is popular for serving French cuisine with a creative touch. You will feel like you are in pairs sitting at the restaurant. It combines the charm of a Parisian Street café with the vibrancy of busy Qatar. You can have a list of delicious French food menus including salmon tartare, duck confit, and beef fillet. The restaurant's outdoor view overlooks the iconic Burj Khalifa.

Other International Restaurants in Dubai

Prime68

Prime68
JW Marquis Prime 68 is an award-winning steak house in Dubai serving distinct meat and seafood dishes. The restaurant's speciality is the premium steak cuts, Seafood, top-class desserts and fine wine lists. You can enjoy your valuable time at the Prime 68 restaurant in Dubai, enjoying the fine dining and watching the panoramic city views.

Al Nafoorah

Al Nafoorah
If you are looking to savour Lebanese cuisine, you must visit Dubai's Al Nafoorah restaurant. The freshly made grilled lamb, kunafa, kebab, pastry and mixed grill are the must-try food menu here. This exclusive award-winning dining restaurant is widely popular for its authentic taste and Lebanese decor. Visitors always put good reviews about the service and recipes of the restaurant.

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Major Airlines Operating For Dubai

You can choose from normal to luxury travelling for your Dubai trip from France. See the list of some Airlines operating several flights from different French airports to Dubai. You can book your flight ticket with any of these airlines.

Emirates

Emirates
The national airline of Dubai operates regular flights from several airports in France to Dubai. They offer direct flights from Paris CDG to Dubai International Airport (DXB) multiple times a day, with a flight duration of approximately 6 hours and 45 minutes. Emirates Airlines connects flights to Dubai from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport and Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport with layovers in Paris CDG or other cities.

Delta Airlines

Lufthansa
Lufthansa also operates flights from France to Dubai. The airline operates flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to Dubai International Airport (DXB) with a layover in Frankfurt. Lufthansa offers several weekly flights on this route, and the flight duration is approximately 9 hours and 45 minutes, including the layover. In addition to Paris CDG, Lufthansa also operates flights from several other airports in France to Dubai, with layovers in Frankfurt or Munich. These airports include Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS), Marseille Provence Airport (MRS), and Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS).

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways
The airline operates direct flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to Dubai and connects flights with layovers in Doha. In addition to Paris CDG, Qatar Airways operates flights from several other airports in France to Dubai, including Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE) and Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS), with layovers in Doha. The flight duration from Paris CDG to Dubai is approximately 6 hours and 30 minutes, while flight durations for connecting flights vary depending on the layover time.

Etihad

Etihad
Etihad Airways operates flights from several airports in France to Dubai International Airport (DXB). The airline operates direct flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), connecting flights to Dubai. In addition to Paris CDG, Etihad Airways also operates flights from several other airports in France to Dubai, including Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE) and Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS), with layovers in Abu Dhabi. The flight duration from Paris CDG to Abu Dhabi is approximately 7 hours and 30 minutes, while flight durations for connecting flights vary depending on the layover time.

Air France

Air France
Air France operates flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to Dubai International Airport (DXB) with a layover in either Paris Orly Airport (ORY) or Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS). Air France offers several weekly flights on this route, and the flight duration is approximately 10-11 hours, including the layover. Air France also offers connecting flights from several other airports in France to Dubai, with layovers in Paris CDG, ORY, or AMS. These airports include Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS), Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE), Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS), Marseille Provence Airport (MRS), and Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD).

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Jobs Suitable for France Nationals

Dubai is one of the most modest cities in the world rich in infrastructure, technologies and tourism. In various sectors, the city has seen tremendous growth and demand for skillset professionals. There is a huge demand for individuals with qualifications in the growing sectors.

Job seekers from France have a good opportunity to earn in Dubai through the following job opportunities.

Digital Marketing Specialists
With an immense demand for online marketers everywhere, french nationals can take advantage of their digital marketing and social media marketing skills. There is a huge demand for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) experts, content marketers and creators in small to big companies. For this, a digital marketing degree or experience in the relevant field is required.

Intellectual Property Lawer
Dubai has a high demand for Intellectual property advocates to assist companies and individuals with legal proceedings. Companies need these lawyers for copyrights, trademarks and other legal corporation issues. Individuals (French citizens) with relevant degrees or experience have a high probability of earning in Dubai.

Electrical Engineer
The consistent growth and advancement of Dubai in technologies has led to a high demand for Electrical engineers. Huge buildings, infrastructure projects and other applications require engineers with relevant qualifications and experience. Candidates from France can take advantage of their relevant expertise in Electrical engineering in Dubai.

Special Needs Teacher
With its advancement in different sectors, Dubai is growing with its education sector too. There is a demand for special needs teachers with skills in working with disabled children. Also, there are numerous International schools and Universities offering different curricula (British, American, French and others), which led to Professionals with International teaching skills are also in high demand.

International Lawyers
As several International companies and organizations are functioning in Dubai, and demand for individuals with a degree and experience in International law is high. These lawyers work for International companies with cross-border transactions, disputes, and compliance issues. You need to have a degree for this designation which the Dubai Legal Affairs Department or the Dubai Courts should also recognize.

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Faq

No French nationals (passport holders) do not need to apply for a Dubai visa from France as they are eligible for a 90-day on-arrival visa. Also, Indians with France residency are eligible for a paid 14-day on-arrival visa.
You can apply for a Dubai visa from France by messaging Arabiers via WhatsApp. Our representatives will assist you with the visa procedure.