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Old Sep 16th 2010, 1:54 pm
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Default UAE Visa Requirements

I'm coming to UAE on a business trip next month, arriving in Dubai then moving to Abu Dhabi, travelling on a UK passport.

I will be in AD for up to 6 months.

I know I will get a 30 day visa on arrival, but what exactly are my options to renew, extend or otherwise obtain a valid visa during my stay?

Will I have to do a visa run every 30 days?

Any info much apprecciated...

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Old Sep 16th 2010, 5:10 pm
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Default Re: UAE Visa Requirements

Originally Posted by Britmal View Post
I'm coming to UAE on a business trip next month, arriving in Dubai then moving to Abu Dhabi, travelling on a UK passport.

I will be in AD for up to 6 months.

I know I will get a 30 day visa on arrival, but what exactly are my options to renew, extend or otherwise obtain a valid visa during my stay?

Will I have to do a visa run every 30 days?

Any info much apprecciated...
You will have to do a visa run every thirty days, i believe you can extend it for 30 days after your first 30 without a visa run, but not sure how and where you do that. please do a search there are loads of posts on this topic
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Old Sep 16th 2010, 8:22 pm
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Default Re: UAE Visa Requirements

You can drive to Oman at the end of your 30 days, leave the UAE, then come back over the border, refreshing your 30 days. I'm doing this waiting for my residency to go through.

And if you over run your 30 days its a hefty fine !

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Old Sep 16th 2010, 9:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Danielrm88 View Post
You can drive to Oman at the end of your 30 days, leave the UAE, then come back over the border, refreshing your 30 days. I'm doing this waiting for my residency to go through.

And if you over run your 30 days its a hefty fine !
Thanks for that.

Can you get a UAE driving licence before you get your residency?
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Old Sep 16th 2010, 9:49 pm
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Thanks for that.

Can you get a UAE driving licence before you get your residency?
Simple answer, no. You can hire a car on a UK licence, you cannot own a car unless you have a UAE licence...

And you cant have a UAE licence without a UAE residency..
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Old Sep 17th 2010, 4:11 am
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Default Re: UAE Visa Requirements

And it's not just a UAE resident visa now. In AD you must have a valid national ID card (or at least the paper copy receipt) to apply for a driving license.
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