United Kingdom Tourist Visa For United Arab Emirates (30 Day Visa Free Period)

This page provides visa information for UK Citizens wanting to travel to the United Arab Emirates.

Important Information

British citizens are granted a free of charge visitor visa on arrival in the United Arab Emirates, which is valid for 30 days. If you wish to stay longer, you can make a request from the Immigration Officer at the airport or the local General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs.

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry, and it should have one blank page for the visa stamp.

Is this visa the right one for me?

This visa can be used for tourist travel to the United Arab Emirates only. Business activities are not allowed. Tourist activities include:

  • Holidays
  • Sightseeing or Packpacking
  • Visiting Family or Friends
  • Unpaid Sports/Music/Dance Roles
  • Attending a Wedding or Funeral
  • Religious Purposes
  • Medical Treatments


The information found here is based on the response provided by the UAE embassy. We recommend you always double check the latest information directly with the embassy before you travel. If you wish to travel for longer than the visa-free period, you should speak to the UAE embassy directly on 0207 581 1281.

Travel Requirements

In order to travel to the United Arab Emirates there are a few requirements. Click on the icon below to learn more about each one.

Visa Not Required

Citizens of the United Kingdom can enter the United Arab Emirates without a visa for up to 30 days.


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