I am arriving in Dubai XNB at 6am from an Etihad flight. Then on 5pm, I am leaving Dubai on a Flydubai flight. Do I need a transit visa? (I'm Filipino so visa is always a constraint whenever we fly outside of Southeast Asia.)

I am asking because i have read conflicting accounts that I can ask for transit visa via Etihad since I am arriving from an Etihad flight.

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    XNB and DXB are the same airport! I presume you're actually flying Etihad to Abu Dhabi (AUH) and taking their bus to Dubai Intl bus station (XNB)? – lambshaanxy May 28 '15 at 10:46
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    In any case, I doubt Etihad will arrange a visa for you, because your connecting flight is with another airline. – lambshaanxy May 28 '15 at 10:47
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    @jptokal Isn't XNB the Etihad Travel Mall Bus Station? Isn't that different from Dubai International Airport DXB? – user161300 May 28 '15 at 10:56
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    In fact, you will arrive in Abu Dhabi (AUH). Then a bus will take you to the Etihad Travel Mall in Dubai (XNB). This is some 20 kilometers away from Dubai International Airport (DXB). There is a metro station nearby, from where you can take a direct train to DXB. Note that the metro does not run on Friday morning. – Maître Peseur May 28 '15 at 12:09
  • @user161300 Oops, you're right, I stand corrected -- but can't edit my comment anymore :( – lambshaanxy May 28 '15 at 12:38

As a Filipino citizen you are not eligible for a "visa on arrival" in the UAE. Instead, you have to apply for a visa beforehand.

Etihad Airways helps you to arrange the visa. They provide an online service for this sake.

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