I am a Pakistani national and need to transit through Dubai International Airport (DXB).

I am not planning to leave the airport and both of my flights (arrival and departure) are from Terminal 3.

I am pretty sure that I do not need transit visa at the DXB, however it is no where mentioned on any of their official website.

Can anyone please provide me such a link stating that transiting without leaving the airport does not require visa at DXB, as I need to use this link as a proof for a visa application?


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Nope, You do not need a visa for an airside transit at Dubai. Just for the record, even if you had different terminals on DXB you would still not need a visa.

TWOV (Transit Without Visa):

Passengers with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 24 hours. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.

Source: Timatic via Emirates

However, if you have a transit time of more than 8 hours you can also obtain a Transit visa on arrival and go enjoy.

Visa Issuance:

E-transit visas can be obtained before departure. Passengers must have a printed e-transit visa confirmation and they can transit for a maximum stay of 48 hours.

The passengers must transit for at least 8 hours.

Passengers can obtain a transit visa at Abu Dhabi (AUH), Dubai (DXB), Ras al Khaimah (RKT) or Sharjah (SHJ) for a maximum of 96 hours. The passenger must:

  • transit for at least 8 hours; and

  • have onward ticket to a third country; and

  • have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date.

Visas are only issued as a part of a transit package together with hotel accommodation and airport transfer.

Source: Timatic via Emirates

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