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Dubai travellers must carry AED3,000 cash, return flight ticket, and proof of accommodation

Fri 31 May 2024    
The Brew News Team | 2 min read

Dubai: Travellers looking to Dubai on a visit visa must have AED 3,000 in cash, return flight tickets, and proof of accommodation, especially for “lower-income individuals and first-time visitors”, according to a statement by a travel company to agencies.

“Under the UAE immigration rules, visitors to Dubai on a visit visa are expected to meet certain requirements. Firstly, visitors should be able to provide either a hotel booking or the address of a relative. While this is often only checked if immigration officials are suspicious,” said Rikin Sheth, Assistant Vice President.

He further clarified that passengers are required to carry between AED 3,000 and AED 5,000 to “demonstrate sufficient funds for their stay.” Moreover, visitors need to have a return flight ticket and proof of accommodation.

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According to Sheth, these requirements are intended to prevent misuse of the tourist visa system and ensure visitors do not overstay their permitted 60 or 90 days.

“The cash requirement is specifically designed to ensure that visitors have the means to sustain themselves during their stay and are not stranded. This measure aims to prevent visitors from using tourist visas to seek employment, thereby maintaining the integrity of the UAE’s visa regulations,” he stated.

For those without a hotel booking, carrying extra cash is recommended to show sufficient funds for the duration of their stay. Travelers planning on staying with relatives in Dubai should “have their contact details, proof of address, and a copy of their Emirates ID,” Sheth recommended.

The UAE presently offers several visa schemes for tourists, professionals, and residents, including three types of visit visas: 14-day, 30-day, and 90-day. The 14-day visa allows single-entry permits but cannot be extended. However, the 30-day and 90-day visas can be extended twice.

The UAE aims to generate $123 billion from tourism and welcome 40 million hotel guests annually by 2031.

Agency: Arabian Business

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