I am an Indian citizen and am travelling from New York to India via Emirates Airlines. There is a 7-hour layover at Dubai international Airport (DXB). I want to visit Dubai for a couple of hours. Do I need a transit visa? If so, how do I obtain one?

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    Not a duplicate. The other question is about transiting airside. This question is about leaving the airport during transit. Oct 21, 2015 at 13:43

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You will need to obtain a visa in advance. Nationals of India are not eligible for a UAE visa on arrival.

You can apply for your visa online. After you have booked your flight with Emirates, go to Manage your booking to apply for the visa. When you apply this way, you do not need a visa stamp on your passport.


You will need a transit visa to visit Dubai. Contact with Emirates airline to apply for the 96-hour transit visa on your behalf.

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    Answers based on personal knowledge and experience are great. Answers that are also based on authoritative references are even better. Do you have any such references?
    – JoErNanO
    Oct 21, 2015 at 11:57
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    Please visit uae.org.br/Ingles/Consular/transvisa.htm for reference.
    – TristaKim
    Oct 22, 2015 at 7:20
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    Add this to your answer, quoting the relevant parts of the link. :)
    – JoErNanO
    Oct 22, 2015 at 10:05

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