The UAE Multiple Entry Tourist Visa Explained

Update - 13th December, 2023

UAE Multiple Entry Tourist visa is one of the most useful prepaid visa types that helps UAE visitors make several entries within a given period of time. However, some travellers are confused with another type of UAE visit visas. Here is the guide to answer your questions related to multi-entry visas.


What is Multiple Entry Tourist Visa?

It's one type of UAE Tourist visa allowing visitors to enter 7 Emirates (UAE) multiple times within the given time frame (30 days & 60 days). The applicant or else a UAE resident may contact a tourism company like ours or an airline or a hotel that can process a visa and provide the relevant documents along with the payment. Within 1-3 days, the visitor gets a copy of the e-visa, which has validity for 60 days to use (within 60 days, have to enter UAE for the first time).

Unlike other country multi-entry visas UAE multi-entry visa, works differently. UAE multiple-entry visa can be used only for 30 or 60 days from the first entry date.

Example: Saudi Arabia 90 days multi-entry visa can be used over a year.


How UAE Multiple Entry Tourist Visa Works

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Send us a clear color scan copy of yours, a photo of the applicant with a white background and the residence visa page of the referee via WhatsApp Messenger. In some cases, extra documents may be needed, and if so, you will be advised by your consultant.

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Updates & New Rules

  • December 13, 2023,
    In a significant development, citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina can now enjoy visa-free travel to the United Arab Emirates following a bilateral agreement signed on Monday. The comprehensive agreement, covering tourism, business, and short-term visits, was officially revealed by the UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The decision, set in motion by the UAE in April, reflects the deepening diplomatic ties between the two nations and reinforces the joint commitment to fostering closer relations and ensuring seamless travel for citizens of both Bosnia and Herzegovina and the UAE.
    Source: Arabiers Processing team
  • September 27, 2023,
    Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, the UAE Economy Minister, explained about a new move that will not only strengthen ties between the GCC countries but will also simplify the travel within the region. UAE will implement visa-free travel for GCC residents in the coming future. Currently only citizens of GCC nations, comprising of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain, can travel visa-free within the region.
    Source: Gulfnews
  • June 01, 2023,
    The UAE immigration authority has recently eliminated the grace period for prepaid visit visas, which used to be granted for a duration of 10 days. Instead, prepaid visa holders now have the option of choosing either a 30-day or 60-day visa (Either single entry or multiple entry). It is important to note that upon the completion of the chosen duration, individuals are strongly advised to either extend their visa or leave the country to avoid incurring overstaying fines or being labeled as absconding.
    Source: Arabiers Processing team
  • May 04, 2023,
    UAE multiple entry prepaid tourist visa holders are advised carefully check the last date of the multiple entry visa before planning airport to airport visa change. Those who fly earlier than are visa expiry having trouble getting the new visa
    Source: Arabiers Processing team
  • January 23, 2023
    According to the most recent updates, a service fee of 100 AED would be applied to each service provided by the UAE ICP.
    Source: ICP UAE
  • November 01, 2022
    The new UAE 60-day visa has been implemented as part of the UAE's recent visa reforms, replacing the previous 90-day visa. Visitors arriving in the UAE after October 3, 2022, who need the visa to enter can have a 30 or 60 days single or multi-entry visa.
  • June 13, 2022
    It is no longer necessary to produce a negative PCR test report upon arrival at a US airport. Travellers flying from the UAE to the United States can confirm this with the airlines at the time of booking.
    ( Source: BBC )
  • September 19, 2021
    Abu Dhabi has eliminated the mandatory rule where individuals travelling to the capital from other Emirates have to face a COVID-19 PCR test. The Authorities informed us that this rule would be effective from September 19, 2021, onwards.
    ( Source: The National )


Validity - Visa Validity and Permitted Stay Durations

  • Your Multiple entry UAE visa is valid for 2 months (60 days) from the date of issue. You must enter UAE within this duration.
  • Upon entering UAE for the first time with this visa, you are permitted a stay duration of 30 or 60 days, depending on the visa type you hold. You can enter or exit UAE numerous times within this stay duration.
  • With the 2023 new visa reforms, visitors can extend their visa validity if in case the travel plan gets changed. A fee to be paid to avail of the service & details of the service are yet to be revealed.
Visa Validity and Permitted Stay Durations


Extra Documents

You might be asked to hand over extra documents depending on your nationality or age

  • Kids: Birth certificate copy of child if mother’s or father’s name not stated in passport
  • Pakistani Nationals: Passport’s signature page and national ID card
Additional documents

Good to Know

  • We can reconfirm your visa validity through the immigration system, so contact us after entering UAE.
  • The decision to approve or reject a visa is solely dependent on the UAE immigration authority, so no refund will be provided in case of rejection.
  • Upon receiving your visa, thoroughly check the visa copy for any errors. If such exists, please get in touch with us, within 24 hours to make amendments. If you fail to do so, we won’t bear responsibility for any issues at immigration. In Certain countries immigrations are very particular about minute details.
  • In case of overstaying your visa duration, you will be charged a fine of 50 AED on the first day onwards and 350 AED at the end of the overstaying period. The fines will have to be settled during exit at the immigration counter.
Good to Know


UAE on arrival multi entry explained

You can find 2 types of on-arrival multiple entry visas to UAE, stamps at UAE airports;

  • 90-day visit eligibility
  • 180-day visit eligibility

90-day visit eligibility

If you are in the below list of countries or territories, your passport will be stamped with a multiple entry 90-day visa, which is valid for 6 consecutive months from the date of issue, and you can stay 90 days total. Whenever the 90-day on-arrival multiple entry visa has been fully utilized, then you can apply for a pre-arranged visit visa (Pre-paid and pre-approved).

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 Spain Sweden
Switzerland Uruguay

180-day visit eligibility

If you hold a Mexican passport, you are eligible for UAE multiple entry 180-day visit visa stamps on-arrival, which is valid for 6 months from the date of issue, and you can stay 180 days in total.


Frequently Asked Questions

No, multiple entry visa holders aren’t eligible for 10 days grace period.

No, it is not possible to check online, and you have to manually calculate by the entries you made during your visits to UAE. You can use the days between two dates calculator & Include the end date in the calculation (1 day is added) while placing the dates. For Example, your first entry was December 15, 2019, and you stayed until January 27, 2019 then, you travelled to Germany and came back to UAE on February 05, 2019 and left on February 28, 2019. Now how many days now left behind? Your first entry was December 15, 2019 and your last day to use the multiple entry visa would be 13 March, 2020 (From and including: Sunday, 15 December 2019 to and including: Friday, 13 March 2020 Result is 90 days) and how many times days left behind isn't considered. Your last day will be 13 March 2020.

Same as above, you can't check online and need to check manually. You are eligible for multiple entry 90 days Tourist Visa & valid for 6 months from the day your enter UAE.

Yes, you can extend your visa for 30 days the same visa through the visa sponsor by paying an extension fee.

Yes, through inside country visa with the status change, you can obtain a new 30 days or 60 days multiple entry visa according to your preference.

No, you can't do 90 days. You, can do 60 days single or multi-entry with the new visa reforms

Yes, even though your visa is not expired, if you exit the country in the immigration system records, it will show up, and You can apply for a new visa and get it approved to re-enter again with a new visa. Not that when you are applying for the new visa, your previous Tourist Visa will be automatically getting cancelled

In UAE immigration (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah or other emirates), all visa fees are the same for both Adults and Kids despite their age. Therefore, Single entry UAE visas and Multiple entry UAE visas fee remain the same for each applicant. But, during the summer (July 15 till September 15) UAE government offers a a discounts for children’s tourist visas in accordance with a Cabinet decision passed in July 2018. During this period, if the kid's visa is applied along with parent/parent's application, the visa will be a free for the child applicant. (However, Service charges will apply if the visas have been applied through a tourism company, airline or hotel)

If anyone visiting Abu Dhabi can use the e-Channel, and if any one visiting Dubai can use the GDRFA

It depends on how busy the respective system is during the time you apply for the visa. Generally, both immigrants issue visas faster, and rates are almost the same. Depending on your nationality, you can check with your visa sponsor what’s the best place to apply for your visa.

Usually, travellers obtain a UAE multiple entry visa without travel insurance. At this moment, due to the sudden spread of coronavirus, the UAE authority asked to get travel insurance that covers covid 19.

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