If you’re planning to visit the UAE, you may be required to apply for a visa, even if you’re just transiting through Abu Dhabi. Explore the country we call home for up to 96 hours with a UAE Transit Visa or stay for up to 90 days with a UAE Tourist Visa. You can apply for your UAE visa quickly and easily online.
If you are from any of the countries or regions listed below, you do not need to apply for a visa before you travel to the UAE. When you land in Abu Dhabi, simply make your way to immigration to receive a visa when you arrive.
If you are already in the UAE and your resident visa has been cancelled or tourist visa has expired, you can apply for a Long Term Tourist Visa Single Entry. You can apply for the tourist visa whilst you are in the UAE to avoid any fines or legal implications. Once your visa is approved, you will need to complete the status change application at Etihad Airways Headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
Visa processing should take three to four days. All visa fees and charges are non-refundable.