I'm traveling from Birmingham to Singapore with 2 hour stop over in Dubai. I have a British Subject passport. Do I need a visa for Dubai? I will stay airside.

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    Could you add some more information (and punctuation)? Are you planning on leaving the airport? – Mark Mayo Nov 17 '16 at 9:13
  • Is there any difference between a british subject passport and a british citizen/national passport? – Newton Nov 17 '16 at 10:39
  • I am not leaving the airport – Des Nov 17 '16 at 11:16
  • A british citizen was born in Britain a british subject was born outside of Britain and now lives in Britain I was born in southern ireland – Des Nov 17 '16 at 11:20
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    @Newton Yes they are quite different. British Subjects are basically people who were born somewhere in the old British Empire, but for some reason were not eligible to receive either (normal) British Citizenship or the citizenship of the new country. Many British Subjects are not entitled to live permanently in the UK. – Calchas Nov 17 '16 at 12:48

Considering that you only have a stop over and you will simply transit to the next flight (spend time in the transit lounge, airport duty free etc) a visa is not required because you will not be leaving the airport hence not entering the UAE hence no immigration/visa requirements.

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    Only British passports held by British Citizens can get 30 days on arrival. British Subjects need to apply for a visa. – Calchas Nov 17 '16 at 12:54

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