I have this UAE visa and my time between flights is more than 12 hours. Can I go out of airport and see the city, or do I need something else?

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  • What is your nationality? – Nean Der Thal Oct 14 '14 at 16:21
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    I've given your question a better title but it would help if you edited to include your nationality, what kind of visa you got, and what airport you would like to step out of. – Kate Gregory Oct 14 '14 at 16:25
  • No specific knowledge BUT you;ll need a visa, or have visa free entry status or similar at any location where you do this. A short entry is (probably) always the same as any other entry - they may provide vis free access or N day visa etc but you must comply. This MUST be on their immigration website. – Russell McMahon Oct 15 '14 at 1:41

If you are traveling with Emirates, check at their transfer desk - they will arrange the visa for you. Otherwise, for 12 hour transit you can get a transit visa at the counter right before immigration, and visit the city.

However, you may not even need a visa depending on your nationality. It is best to check with the UAE immigration. Emirates provides a handy guide which lists those nationalities that do not need a visa or can get a visa on arrival.

From the airport, you can take the metro (light rail) or the cab. There are luggage storage lockers available at the metro station; and also at Dubai Mall.

Plan to leave quite early for your departure as traffic in Dubai can get thick in the evenings.

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