Expedited Visa for
United Arab Emirates

When you need to get your visa for United Arab Emirates processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a Tourist Visa for United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel

United Arab Emirates Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to United Arab Emirates with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Visa issued upon arrival for maximum stay of 30 days.

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United Arab Emirates Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to United Arab Emirates with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Visa issued upon arrival for maximum stay of 30 days. Please contact the Embassy directly to verify you can get a visa on arrival

Get a Business Visa for United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel

United Arab Emirates Business Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to United Arab Emirates with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Visa issued upon arrival for maximum stay of 30 days.

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United Arab Emirates Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to United Arab Emirates with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Visa issued upon arrival for maximum stay of 30 days. Please contact the Embassy directly to verify you can get a visa on arrival

Get a Diplomatic Visa for United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to United Arab Emirates with a U.S. Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

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United Arab Emirates Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to United Arab Emirates with a Non-US Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for United Arab Emirates related to embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

No vaccinations required.

While no vaccinations may be required to enter the country, you should still check with the CDC on their recommended vaccinations for travel to United Arab Emirates

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About United Arab Emirates

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of United Arab Emirates at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of United Arab Emirates

The U.A.E. was formed from the group of tribally organized Arabian Peninsula Sheikhdoms along the southern coast of the Persian Gulf and the northwestern coast of the Gulf of Oman. This area was converted to Islam in the Seventh century; for centuries it was embroiled in dynastic disputes. It became known as the Pirate Coast as raiders based there harassed foreign shipping, although both European and Arab navies patrolled the area from the 17th century into the 19th century. Early British expeditions to protect the India trade from raiders at Ras al-Khaimah led to campaigns against that headquarters and other harbors along the coast in 1819. The next year, a general peace treaty was signed to which all the principal sheikhs of the coast adhered. Raids continued intermittently until 1835, when the sheikhs agreed not to engage in hostilities at sea. In 1853, they signed a treaty with the United Kingdom, under which the sheikhs (the "Trucial Sheikhdoms") agreed to a "perpetual maritime truce." It was enforced by the United Kingdom, and disputes among sheikhs were referred to the British for settlement.

Primarily in reaction to the ambitions of other European countries, the United Kingdom and the Trucial Sheikhdoms established closer bonds in an 1892 treaty, similar to treaties entered into by the U.K. with other Gulf principalities. The sheikhs agreed not to dispose of any territory except to the United Kingdom and not to enter into relationships with any foreign government other than the United Kingdom without its consent. In return, the British promised to protect the Trucial Coast from all aggression by sea and to help out in case of land attack.


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About Us

Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.