Arabian Hospitality
Investment Conference

Part of FHS

25-27 September | Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island


Getting a dubai visa

Amidst the global pandemic in July 2020, Dubai was among the first cities in the world to pilot exhibitions organised with new health & safety protocols. More recently between December 2020 and February 2021, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) led the global safe re-opening of international large scale events by successfully organizing two of the world’s largest in-person events, attracting business travellers from more than 150 countries. More events are set to take place in Q1 and Q2 of 2021.

Hosting AHIC in Dubai was vital as it provided a strategic location accessible for a majority of our community members from the Middle East & Africa region. As the city prepares to welcome visitors from around the world for EXPO 2020, which begins on 1 October, we believe Dubai is the best place to welcome the hospitality investment industry.

The visa information provided here is for information purposes and to be used at your own risk. Visa rules are subject to change without warning. Contact your nearest embassy for the most up-to-date information.

Before you travel to Dubai for AHIC, please check your visa requirements and make sure you have a valid visa if needed, or if your passport needs to be valid for a minimum period. Holders of non‑standard passports and travel documents may also have different entry requirements. An entry visa can be issued upon arrival at the Dubai International Airport for Nationals (Citizens) from the following countries:

GCC Countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City

Americas: United States of America, Canada

Oceanic/Pacific: Australia, New Zealand

Asia: Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea

Nationals other than those of the above lists require an entry visa which will need to be arranged prior to arrival. If you require a Dubai visa prior to your arrival, there are three options available:

  • UAE Consulate in your Country: If your country doesn't appear in the above list, please check the link to find out the nearest UAE embassy/consulate in your country: UAE Embassies.
  • Hotel: Request your hotel to arrange your visa. Not all hotels offer this option, please check prior to booking.
  • Airline: if you travel by Emirates Airline, they will be able to assist with your visa.

Expatriate residents from the Gulf states (Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia), who are on the resident visa category of businessmen, company managers or representatives, auditors, accountants, doctors, engineers or employees working in the public sector, can obtain a non-renewable 30-day visa upon arrival in UAE.

If you require more information on visas, please click here.

To apply for your Visa Letter kindly email us at and the team will send you the visa letter on the provided email address within 5-7 working days.


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