UAE’s five-year multiple-entry tourist visa expansion; all you need to know

If you have the UAE’s five-year multiple-entry tourist visa, soon your stay can be a little longer than usual.

The UAE’s five-year multiple-entry tourist visa allows a visitor (of any nationality) multiple entry and exit as long as they stay in the country for 90 days during each visit. The visa holder can also extend it for another 90 days, making the maximum duration of stay a total of 180 days in a single year.

This is great in case of visits by family members, for business purposes or for other recreational purposes. This five-year multiple-entry visa is for all nationalities.

The UAE, apart from being a great destination in itself, is also a very popular stop over destination for those flying out to Europe or the US. A lot of people fly out to places like Dubai and Abu Dhabi for a quick weekend getaway or a super quick shopping trip. Having a multiple-entry visa is incredibly useful for these situations.

One can apply for this visa online on the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs website (GDRFA), Federal Authorities for Citizenship, Customs, Identity, and Ports Security portal or on the GDRFA Dubai Smart Application. The five-year multiple-entry visa will cost around USD 408 or INR 33,755 (approximately), not inclusive of application processing fees of INR 2252.54 (approximately).

The UAE became a federation of seven emirates – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al-Quwain, Fujairah, and Ras Al Khaimah. Abu Dhabi is the capital city, and Dubai is one of the most visited cities in the UAE.

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