Visas For Dubai

 All delegates require a visit visa to enter the United Arab Emirates. Delegates from certain countries may obtain a visa on arrival at the airport. Most hotels are able to assist with providing a visa. It is the delegate’s responsibility to obtain all of the relevant travel visas and fulfil any other travel requirements. The World Business Institute is not responsible for any arrangements with regards to visas, For more information about visit visas please go to the Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department website ( We remind our delegates that the sponsor do not provide any  kind of assistance, other than issuing invitation letter, in respect of visa application and/or processing.

Visa Regulations for Dubai Visit

Tourist Visa - 30 days non-renewable

  • Cost is AED 120 + AED 100 if urgent processing wanted.
  • Hotels and tour operators usually arrange these for their customers.
  • Validity is 30 days (non-renewable).
  • Takes a couple of days to process, sometimes just hours.

Special Mission Entry Visa - 14 days

  • This is somewhere between a transit and visit/tourist visa. A company or hotel needs to obtain it and you can collect it on arrival.
  • Validity is 14 days non-renewable, fee is 220 dhs plus 10 dh delivery charge

Transit Visa - 96 hours

  • Validity is 96 hours for passengers in transit at Dubai International Airport. There may be a minimum stopover time of 5 hours.
  • Need to show an ongoing ticket and visa cost is 30 dhs or free (conflicting sources and not clear on DNRD website). The airline you are flying with should be able to arrange it for you (and are required to sponsor you).
  • It may be possible to go to the City Tours Desk in the Arrivals Lounge to book a tour (100-150 dhs). Registering for a tour does not guarantee that a visa will be issued though.

Visit Visa on arrival - 60 days

Visit visas can be obtained on arrival in Dubai and UAE if you are a national of one of the following 33 countries. No prior arrangements need to be made and the cost is free when arriving at Dubai International Airport. You may have to pay 20 or 30 dhs at land borders. Nationals of these countries can also renew their visas more easily, for example by driving to Oman and back (but confirm you can get an Omani visa at the border first).


  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Holland
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands (Holland)
  • New Zealand


  • Paraguay*
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Norway

 How to get Visa ?

 If you are not the citizen of the above countries, you can be sponsored by any hotel in Dubai. Please contact any hotel and make your booking with them and ask for sponsorship. They will send you application form and if you complete this form and return to the hotel, they will arrange your visa. It takes 2 weeks to process your visa and please apply well before 2 weeks. You cannot change your hotel after you get your visa. Your hotel may require your credit card to sponsor you.

 Weather in Dubai

The climate in April is pleasant with temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius. All indoor areas in Dubai are air-conditioned. Business casual attire is appropriate for the conference, however, delegates may opt for more formal attire (suit & tie) if they wish.

 Paper Submission Procedure

Full papers should be sent to the Chair, Paper Secretariat, Professor Zia  Haqq  by e-mail to the following address: or

 Contact Information

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