I am an Indian citizen travelling to Muscat from USA via Dubai. To Dubai by United Airlines via Zurich. Six hours later from Dubai by flydubai.

Since it is a separate booking, do I require a transit visa for Dubai?


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"Airline transit passengers travelling with a stopover at Dubai Airport (or other UAE airport) who do not leave the terminal building, do not need a UAE visa since they are not entering the UAE. "

Taken from http://www.dubaifaqs.com/visa-transit-dubai.php

Moreover "Transit passengers stopping at Dubai International Airport for a minimum of 8 hours and meeting certain conditions mentioned below are eligible for obtaining a 96-hour transit visa."

from http://www.uae.org.br/Ingles/Consular/transvisa.htm

So technically you CANNOT and therefore need not apply for a transit visa

  • Hi, Thanks for you response. I'm arriving to Dubai via Swiss airline to Terminal 1 and My Fly Dubai flight is from Terminal 2 after 4 hours. I guess i'll need a transit visa in that case, Am I correct? Nov 24, 2014 at 19:18
  • @user3044327 edit your question to indicate this please, this point does matter
    – Adrien Be
    Aug 7, 2015 at 9:42

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