I am an Indian citizen with a US visa travelling to Canada and I have an 86 hour layover in Dubai.

  • Is it possible to get a 96 hour transit visa upon arrival at Dubai airport?
  • If so, how do I go about getting one?

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You can obtain the 96 hour transit visa in advance through your UAE-based airline. If you have booked with Emirates, you can apply for it online by going to Manage your booking. Etihad has a dedicated web page for visas. If you booked with flydubai, you can apply for it at the nearest flydubai travel shop which provides the service. They do not have online booking of the visa yet.

Note that entering with the 96 hour visa requires a 6 month validity on your passport.


Yes, it is possible to obtain the 96-hour transit visa upon arrival at Dubai Airport. You can obtain a transit visa from Emirates Airlines or Etihad Airlines. For more information, you can visit this websiteTransit visa - The Official Portal of the UAE Government

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