The UAE Multiple Entry Tourist Visa Explained

Update - 02nd May, 2024

The UAE multiple entry tourist visa is considered to be one of the most useful prepaid visa because it helps visitors to enter the UAE several times within a given period of time. Sometimes however, many travelers confuse the multiple entry tourist visa with other types of UAE visas. In this insightful guide we will tell you everything you would want to know about the multiple entry visa including details of its validity and how to apply for it.


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What is Multiple Entry Tourist Visa?

The multiple entry UAE tourist visa is a type of visa that allows visitors to enter and exit all the 7 emirates in the UAE multiple times within a given time frame. These visas are valid for either 30 or 60 days and can be acquired through a tourism company, an airline or a hotel based in the UAE.


To apply for the visa, you will need to submit the necessary documents to the visa agency or company assisting you to acquire the visa. after that, they will make an application on your behalf and your multiple entry visa will be ready in 1 to 3 days.


If you apply with us, we will send you a copy of your UAE multiple entry e-visa through WhatsApp immediately it is ready. After you get the visa you must enter the UAE within 60 days because after 60 days the visa will become invalid.


The UAE multiple entry visa is quite different from other countries multiple entry visa in that it can only be used for 30 or 60 days from the first entry date. In contrast is the Saudi Arabia 90 days multi entry visa which can be used for a year as long as the total number of days spent there does not exceed 90 days.

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How UAE Multiple Entry Tourist Visa Works

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Process

If you want to easily apply for the multi entry tourist visa to the UAE, contact Arabiers who will efficiently provide you a visa in the shortest time possible. Here is the 3 step process to apply for visa with us :


STEP 1

Transfer Documents

Send us through WhatsApp a clear colored copy of your passport, your recent photo that is taken against a white background and the residence visa page of your referee. Depending on your nationality, we may ask you to send as extra documents to help us in applying for your visa.

Send your documents
STEP 2

Make Payment

Pay for the visa fee, which includes the service fees through a payment link we provide, a bank transfer or even by visiting our office.

Pay for your visa
STEP 3

Visas Ready

When your visa application is successful, we will send you your multiple entry visa in PDF format through WhatsApp. The visa is usually ready in 24 to 48 hours after you have settled the payment.

Your visa Issued

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Rates

30 DAYS VISA

04 DAYS UAE TRANSIT VISA

990 AED

60 DAYS VISA

14 DAYS UAE TOURIST VISA

1190 AED

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Updates & New Rules

  • May 03, 2024,
    The United Arab Emirates immigration has eliminated the grace period for all UAE prepaid visas. In the past, visitors with a UAE prepaid visa were granted 10 days’ grace period after their visa expires to give them time to decide on the way forward.
    Now, visitors with the prepaid visa have an option to choose between a 30 days or a 60 days’ visa. After the selected visa reaches its expiry, you can either exit the country or extend your visa to stay for more days. You may extend your UAE tourist visa through a boarder run or instead opt for the airport to airport visa change. When doing a visa change, it is better to use the express visa service to acquire the visa fast and avoid overstaying fines or absconding.
    Source: Arabiers Processing team
  • December 13, 2023,
    Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina with a valid passport can now travel to the UAE visa free and will therefore no longer be asked to produce their visa when entering the country. Bosnia and Herzegovina and the UAE signed a MoU to allow Bosnians travelling to the UAE for tourism, business and short term visits to enter the country without a prepaid visa.
    This agreement is a strategy to improve the cultural understanding, enhance economic growth, boost tourism and generally strengthen the bilateral relations of the two countries.
    Source: Arabiers Processing team
  • September 27, 2023,
    The UAE minister of Economy, Mr. Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri announced of the plans to eliminate the need for visa for GCC residents moving around the GCC countries. Currently, only GCC citizens can freely travel within the region but the residents have to apply for visa.
    GCC countries include, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman.
    Source: Gulfnews
  • June 01, 2023,
    The UAE immigration authority has eliminated the 10 days’ grace period for prepaid visa. Now, visitors who do not qualify for an on arrival visa can choose between a 30 or 60 days single or multiple entry visas to the UAE.
    After the specific visa you applied for expires, you have to exit the country immediately, or alternatively extend your visa to avoid incurring overstaying fines or absconding.
    Source: Arabiers Processing team
  • May 04, 2023,
    If you apply for the UAE multiple entry prepaid visa, you should be keen to check the last date that the visa will be valid before you plan for the airport to airport visa change. If you fly too early to your visa expiry, you might experience some difficulty getting the new visa to the UAE.
    Source: Arabiers Processing team
  • January 23, 2023
    You will be required to pay AED 100 to the ICP for any service you seek with them.
    Source: ICP UAE
  • November 08, 2022
    The UAE has eased the COVID-19 restrictions and travelers no longer need to take a PCR test, undergo isolation or provide vaccination certificates when entering the UAE.
  • November 01, 2022
    The UAE has introduced the 60 days’ visa to replace the 90 days’ visa which had been eliminated some in the past. As from October 3 2022, visitors travelling to the UAE can apply for either the 20 0r 60 days single or multiple entry tourist visas.

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Validity - Visa Validity and Permitted Stay Durations

  • A UAE multi-entry visa is usually valid for 2 months, that is 60 days from the date it is issued. You must therefore enter the UAE within the 60 days’ duration.
  • When you enter the UAE for the first time with the visa, you are allowed to stay for 30 or 60 days depending on the type of visa you applied for. You can enter and exit the country many times within the validity period of your specific visa.
  • If you change your travel plans and you had already obtained the multiple entry visa, you can extend the validity of your visa to buy yourself more time. You however will be charged a certain amount of money as fee for extending the validity of the vis
Visa Validity and Permitted Stay Durations

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Extra Documents

Depending on the country you come from or your age, you may be asked to provide extra documents when applying for a UAE visa.

  • Children under the age of 18 must provide a copy of their birth certificate if their mother’s or father’s name is not stated in their passport.
  • Pakistani nationals also must provide a copy of their national ID and the signature page of their passport.
Additional documents

What you Should Know

  • When you enter the UAE and want to reconfirm the validity period of your visa, contact us to confirm it for you through the immigration system.
  • It is only the UAE immigration authority who can decide on whether to approve or reject your visa application, so you will not be refunded the visa fee whatever the outcome is.
  • When you receive you visa, please check the visa copy sent to you thoroughly to see if there are any errors. If you notice any mistake, get in touch with us within 24 hours so that we can make corrections. If you don’t report any errors in the given time period, we will not take responsibility if you encounter any issues with the immigration. The immigration officers in many countries are very particular about the tinniest details of the visa, so you should ensure it is perfect.
  • If you overstay your UAE visa, you will be charged an overstaying fine of 50 AED per day. When you are exiting the country, you will also be charged 250-300 AED to get an exit pass. You therefore will pay the exit pass fee plus the total overstaying fine for the days you stayed there after your visa expiry.
Good to Know

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UAE On Arrival Multi Entry Visa Explained

There are two types of multi entry UAE visas that are issued to on arrival nationals at the airports in the UAE.

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


90-day visit eligibility

Citizens of the countries listed below qualify for a 90 days on-arrival multi entry visa to the UAE. The visa is valid for 6 consecutive months from the date it is issued and it permits you to stay in the UAE for a total number of 90 days.

If you utilize the 90 days allowed by this visa, but still want to stay for more days in the UAE, you can opt to apply for the prepaid visit visa.

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 are a citizen of Mexico and have a valid passport, you qualify for a 180 days on arrival multiple entry visa to the UAE. The visa is valid for 6 months from the date it is issued and it permits you to stay in the UAE for a total of 180 days.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, you are not eligible for the 10 days’ grace period if you have a multiple entry visa to the UAE.

No, it is impossible to check online the number of days you have used. Instead, you have to manually calculate the number of days used using your entry dates. You can use the Days between two dates calculator, and remember to add one day to your end date for accurate days.

For example, let’s say you entered the UAE for the first time in December 15 2019 and stayed until January 27, 2019, after which you left and came back on February 5 2019 and stayed up to February 28 2019. When calculating, your first entry will be December 15, 2019 then, your last day in the country will be march 13 2020 if you have the 90 days’ multiple entry visa.

When you exit the country on February 28, you will have spent 75 days and therefore will have left only 15 days until your visa expires.

If you have the on arrival multiple entry visa to the UAE, you cannot extend the same visa. Instead, you can choose the other visa extension options that are available to you.

If you entered the UAE with a prepaid multiple entry visa, you are allowed to extend the same visa twice.

Yes, you can do the in-country visa status change where you can obtain a new 30 or 60 days’ multiple entry UAE visa.

You can apply for a new UAE visa when you exit the country even if your current visa has not yet expired. When you apply for a new visa, your partially used old visa will automatically get cancelled.

The visa fee for both adults and children is the same in all the UAE emirates. There are different prices for the multiple entry and single entry visit visas, but there is no difference in prices based on the ages of the applicants.

However, during summer, from July 15 to September 15 every year, the UAE government offers discounts for children applying for UAE tourist visas. If a child applies for this along with their parent/parent’s application, the child will not be required to pay any visa fees. They will only be charged the service fees by the tourism company, airline or hotel assisting with the applications.

If you are applying a visa to visit Abu Dhabi, use the e-channel website and if travelling to Dubai, you may use the GDRFA website.

The immigrations charges almost the same prices for both the Dubai and Abu Dhabi visas and the processing time is also similar. However, some visas may take longer depending in how busy the respective system is when you are applying for visa, so confirm with your visa consultant the best place to apply for your visa.

In most cases, travelers buy a travel insurance after their UAE multiple entry visa has been approved.