Dubai Tourist Visa

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Dubai Tourist Visa

All the Dubai tourist visas available for Indians are non-extendable & grant a single entry into the country.Dubai tourist visas are also known as e visas which means,on approval, you will receive the visa as a PDF file. While travelling to Dubai, you must download this file and carry the colour printout of your visa. You can apply for Dubai/UAE tourist/visitor visa with qualified agents like Blinkvisa. You cannot apply on your own. 

There are several types of tourist visas for Indians the main difference between them being the days of stay & processing time (Dubai express visas) but the required documents are same. 

The fee for tourist/visitor visas starts from INR 6690 to INR 16690 .

But fret not, with you can convert your visa expense into travel expense with 100% cashback of your visa fees. The fee is expected to rise after the pandemic due to increased safety restrictions. 

We have updated this page with the latest dubai visa requirement after coronavirus update including health declaration and mandatory COVID-19 approved health insurance. . So make sure you use your tourist visa within the first 58 days of issuance.

We have processed over 550,00 Dubai Tourist visa & our customers saved over 44,000+ hours of processing time .When applying for Dubai tourist visa with us, you will get 100% cashack of your visa fee and you can use the cashback to convert your visa expenses into travel expense such as flight, hotels, activites, travel insurance and many more. Over INR 3,50,00,000 cashback has been credited to our customer's BlinkWallet to eliminate their visa expense.

What is the validity of a Dubai tourist visa?

Depending on your plan, tourist visas to the UAE can be issued for 30 days or 90 days duration, single entry or multiple entry.

Basic Information about Dubai Tourist Visa

All Dubai Tourist visa is a Single entry tourist visa which means, that once you exit the country you cannot re-enter into Dubai. They are for Single use only. you can use your tourist visa for tourism, visiting friends/family or to attend business confrences and meetings. 

You cannot use any Dubai tourist visa to engage in work or employement of any kind. 

As mentioned earlier, There are 3 main types of Dubai tourist visa with the difference between them being the days of stay . You also have corresponding express visas with faster processing time with a maximum of 4 days approval. 

Click below to apply for Dubai visa type that suits your requirements. 


Dubai 14 Days Tourist Visa Dubai 14 Days Express Tourist Visa
Dubai 30 Days Tourist Visa Dubai 30 Days Express Tourist Visa
Dubai 96 Hours Transit Visa Dubai 90 Days Tourist Visa

Blink visa

You just need to present the visa copy along with your passport. Travel insurance is now mandatory with all visas due to COVID and must be purchased before you travel.

Dubai Tourist visa fee 

Below is the summary of Dubai tourist visa fee including processing cost.  

Visa Name Visa Fees Blinkvisa Fee (INR) Total Cost (INR) Cashback
Dubai 14 days tourist visa 6100 500 + 18% GST 6690 6690
Dubai 14 days express tourist visa 7050 500 + 18% GST 7640 7640
Dubai 30 days tourist visa 6300 500 + 18% GST 6890 6890
Dubai 30 days express tourist visa 7299 500 + 18% GST 7889 7889
Dubai 96 hours transit visa 4499 500 + 18% GST 5089 5089
Dubai 90 days tourist Visa 16000 500 + 18% GST 16590 16590


COVID-19 update insurance for travel insurance for dubai visas. 

It is now required to have a COVID supporting health insurance when applying for Dubai visa. 

 HDFC Ergo Travel Insurance for as low as INR 300

At the Immigration : 

You may be also questioned on your intent of travel and your accommodation arrangements if any. You will also need to download the DXB app which will be used to track and keep you aware of COVID updates. You need to enter all your details in the app before you are allowed to enter Dubai. Wearing masks at all times in the airport is also mandatory.

Note: OTB(OK TO BOARD) is Required only for ECR passport Holders.

Dubai OK to Board explained

OK to Board(OTB) is a requirement of the Airline. It is a verification procedure undertaken by the airline to check the authenticity of your UAE visa. The airline checks your visa and passes a message in their reservation system stating that the applicant’s visa is valid and he/she is ok to board the flight. Whether an OTB is required or not will depend upon the airline in which you have booked your flights. The OTB should be processed at least 48 hours before your intended date of travel to Dubai.

Why is OTB required?

if an airline lets a passenger without a valid visa and OTB to board a flight, they will be fined by the authorities in UAE, and will also be made to bear the cost of repatriating the offender. To combat this, airline check-in staff ensures that the passenger has a valid passport and visa prior to issuing a boarding pass. This job becomes more challenging when passengers are travelling to a country where visas are either issued electronically or are paper based and not stamped on the passport. In such cases, passengers have a print-out of the visa, which could easily be faked.

Is Ok to Board mandatory?

Yes, the OTB is mandatory in some airlines. Till now all Indian passport holders visiting Dubai were supposed to update the OTB (Ok to Board) status before boarding the flight. However in a recent development, OTB for Dubai is not required now for Indians holding a ‘Non-ECR’ or ‘ECNR’ passport and intending to visit Dubai on a Tourist Visa. However we recommend you check with our Visa Experts.

What to do once you land in Dubai ?

You need to download DXB covid-19 app and register all your details besides you need to have a copy for COVID approved health insurance covering your entire duration of stay in Dubai. The airline can also refuse you entry if you display any COVID-related symptoms.

Thermal screenings are done on all visitors in the Dubai Airport and can be subject to retest if the authorities are not satisfied with you.

Dubai Tourist Visa Information

Blink Visa

Processing Time

(Working days)

Upto 3 Days

Blink Visa

Stay period

(Continuous days)

14 Days

Blink Visa


Up to 58 Days

Blink Visa

Type of Entry


Documents required for Dubai Tourist Visa

New Dubai tourist visa requirements for COVID travel 

As per the new circular sent to all authorised Dubai visa agents, the new requirements for Dubai tourist or business visa is as follows:

  • Scanned color copy of first and last page of your Passport. The validity of your passport should be at least 6 months from the date of travel and have a minimum of 3 blank pages.
  • Scanned color copy of your passport size photograph with white background
  • Pan Card Copy
  • Confirmed flight tickets

Beyond this proof of eligibility for Dubai visa needs to be shown such as

  • Previous passport exhibiting previous travel, if any.
  • Banker’s certificate of long-term Fixed Deposits.
  • Income-tax returns for last 2 years and photocopy of PAN card.
  • Letter of invitation from Dubai based close family member

COVID related Dubai visa requirements

Along with the above common documents customers need to carry along the following documents are submitted for post covid travel to UAE.

  • Health Declaration Form
  • Quarantine undertaking Form
  • Copy of PCR test issued 96 hours prior to undertaking travel
  • Health insurance for the duration of the visa validity. (Not just the duration of Stay) .

How to apply for Dubai Tourist Visa

 The process to apply for Dubai tourist visa since it is online visa & it is fairly simple once you have all the documents and health related information in place. You just need to submit your documents scanned and uploaded in your login portal and your approved visa will be sent to you within 1 to 4 working days. There is no need to visit an embassy or get an appointment with the consulate. 

At Blinkvisa, we have a simple application process as follows;

  1. Visit Blinkvisa
  2. Fill in the simple online application form
  3. Pay INR 500 as the application initiation fees (Get the complete visa fee as Blinkcash in your Blinkwallet)
  4. Our visa assistant will call you within half an hour from the time of receipt of the online form
  5. We will scrutinise the documents shared by you and apply on your behalf
  6. You will receive the approved visa via email
  7. Pay the remaining visa fee to download your approved visa
  8. Get instant cashback on your complete visa fee

Common Reasons for Dubai Visa Rejection

  • Incomplete Applications
  • Single Woman Traveller
  • Overstay on your last Dubai Visa
  • Handwritten Passports
  • Errors in the application
  •  No Previous Cancellation of a UAE Visa
  • Blurred Photograph or Passport copies
  • Profession in the passport
  • Previous Criminal Offence
  • Similar Identity in the family

So be careful when applyiing for your dubai tourist visa. 

Renewing or extending tourist visa

All types of visit and tourist visas can be extended for 30 days twice, upon applying for it and after successful approval by the relevant authority. This can be done without the need to leave the country.

Visitors and tourists can apply for the second renewal before the expiry of the first one against AED 600 each time of renewal.

Visa overstayers who do not renew, as above, will have to pay AED 100 fine for each day of their overstay, to be calculated from 10 days after the visa expiry.

However, the new rule for extension does not apply on the following categories:

  • visitors and tourists who are residents in GCC countries
  • residents accompanying GCC nationals
  • those on special entry permits
  • those on 96-hour permit for special missions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The visa needs to be applied 30 days in advance, in certain cases, it needs to be applied 2 months prior to the date of travel.

Yes, the visa fees are the same for both infants and adults.
Any Indian passport holder who desires to visit UAE flying on the Emirates or Fly Dubai airline can apply for the UAE visa.

Dubai allows visa on arrival to Indian citizens. Indian nationals holding a normal passport and a valid Visa, or a Green Card issued by the USA, or UK or EU Residency, can obtain a Dubai visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 14 days. Citizens of few countries do not require advance visa arrangements to enter the UAE and can obtain a visa on arrival. 

The Dubai Visa requirements for Indians are:

  • Scanned colour copy of your passport
  • Scanned coloured photograph with white background
  • Scanned colour copy of your pan card
The visa application fees would not be refunded if the visa application is rejected.

No, the 14 Dubai 14 days tourist visa is a single-entry, non-extendable type. You have to leave the country by the 14th day of your arrival. If you want to come back, you have to apply for a fresh visa of the same duration or longer. 

No, Dubai visa and UAE visa are the one and same. In fact, there is no such thing as a Dubai visa. Technically it is a UAE visa. People say Dubai visa as per convenience if their tourist destination is Dubai. With a UAE visa you are permitted to visit any of the 7 emirates within the valid period. 
The validity period of your Dubai visa (UAE visa) starts from the day you have entered the country. For eg, if you have entered on the 1st of a month, the expiry date of your visa is on the 14th. You should leave the country by 14th. Any day in addition will be considered as an over stay. 

Yes, any Indian citizen with any type of visa issued by the US government is eligible for the visa on arrival with the 14 days validity. All you need to do is book the tickets, show the US visa at the immigration counter, get the visa on arrival. 

No, Indian passport holder with a Schengen visa is not eligible for a visa on arrival at Dubai. This previlege is only applicable to those with any US visa. 

Indians need a visa to visit Dubai. A Dubai tourist visa is needed to travel to Dubai for business and holiday purposes. Based on the motive and duration of your visit, you should have to opt for a Dubai visa type. Indians can apply for Dubai visa online or can consult authorised visa agent if you are travelling to Dubai for tourism purposes. Once your visa application gets approved by the Consulate, you will get an email.

Depending on your travel plan, Dubai tourist visa can be issued for 30 days or 90 days for single or multiple entries. Dubai tourist visas are often extended for 30 days twice, without the necessity to leave the country.

There are 7 types of

United Arab Emirates ( UAE - Dubai ) Tourist Visa


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