Dubai restarts tourist visa application process


The application process for tourist visas to Dubai has returned to its regular, pre-pandemic ways.

That's according to a statement released by the Dubai Media Office and Emirates Airline, which said tourists can now apply for visas in advance or get their visa stamped on arrival if they hold a passport from one of 70 countries and territories.

This is as per the entry and immigration regulations that were in place pre-pandemic.

"As travellers mull over their summer vacation plans, Emirates and Dubai is sending out the clear message that tourists are welcome to enjoy the city's many attractions, with various measures put in place for safe visits and smooth travels," the statement added.

Adel Al Redha, Emirates' Chief Operating Officer said: "In the 3 weeks since Dubai re-opened for tourists, we saw more than 1.6 million searches for destination Dubai on and an increase in bookings with travellers coming from more than 30 countries."

Recently, Dubai obtained the "Safe Travels" stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which endorses the effective measures taken by the emirate to ensure the health and safety of guests.


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