Getting A Visa

A visa is required to enter the UAE except for Nationals from the following countries that will be issued entry permits upon arrival at the airport in the UAE.*

GCC Countries 


: Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia

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




: United States of America, Canada

: Australia, New Zealand

: Australia, New Zealand

Expatriate residents from the Gulf states (Kuwait, Qatar, 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.

Nationals other than those of the above lists require an entry visa that will need to be arranged prior to arrival.

*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.

Visa Processing

For visitors:

Arab Health is not authorised to process visa applications for visitors. Processing of visas for visitors can only be arranged through your hotel or airline or the UAE Embassy in your country.

Click here for a list of UAE embassies.

If you need a visa invitation letter to submit to the UAE embassy, click here to request for one.

For confirmed exhibitors:

Arab Health can assist with the visa application process for confirmed exhibitors. Contact us to assist in arranging your visa through our partner travel agent, or alternatively, visas can be arranged through your hotel.

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