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Updated March 2024

Dubai and the UAE have become immensely popular among travelers, captivating their interests and fueling their imaginations. As a result, the Emirates has emerged as highly desired destinations worldwide. In response to this growing demand, the government has introduced a diverse array of visas and permits, such as multiple entry visas tailored to cater to the varying requirements of different visitors.

In this article, Wego provides a comprehensive guide to the different types of multiple-entry visas issued by the UAE.

Dubai & UAE multiple-entry visas

Whether you’re planning to visit the UAE for tourism or business, there are various visa options depending on the purpose and duration of your stay. The following visas provide multiple entry validity for the convenience of foreigners wishing to enter the UAE.

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Dubai & UAE 5-year multi-entry tourist visa

A five-year multi-entry tourist visa has been introduced in addition to the regular tourist visa sponsored by UAE tourism establishments. This new visa is available for all nationalities and allows tourists to self-sponsor their visits for up to 90 days per entry, which can be extended for another 90 days.


Interested applicants can apply directly on the ICA or GDRFA website. You need to ensure that the data you provide in your visa application is correct while filling in all required fields; this includes your current contact number, email, addresses, profession, bank statements etc.

Here are the primary requirements set by the UAE Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship to apply for a five-year multiple-entry tourist visa:

  • proof of having a bank balance of $4,000 (AED 14,689) or its equivalent in foreign currencies during the last six (6) months prior to submitting the application.
  • ticket to and from the country.
  • proof of place of residence/ hotel.
  • proof of health insurance.
  • photocopies of the front and last page of their passport.
  • recent coloured passport-sized photographs taken against a white background.


The fees breakdown for the 5-year UAE multi-entry visa is as follows:

  • application fee: 100 AED
  • issuance fee: 500 AED
  • electronic services: 50 AED

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Dubai & UAE business visa

The UAE business visa allows foreigners and expatriates to obtain long-term visas for themselves and their dependents. The UAE business visa is a part of the Golden visa residency program, first implemented in 2019. The Golden visa system enables expats to study, live and work in the UAE without a national sponsor and grants them 100 percent ownership of their business in the UAE.


All applicants must meet the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Ports Security requirements. The requirements include a health assessment and a background check.

To be able to substantiate your experience as an entrepreneur in the UAE, you will need to prove that you have been a majority shareholder of a start-up or a member of its senior leadership. You must also propose a business idea or plan that you wish to bring to life in the UAE. Moreover, you must be willing to relocate to the UAE and establish a business legally in any one of the seven emirates.

The UAE business visa under the Golden Residence for Entrepreneurs can be obtained under the following circumstances:

  • the person is a founder or one of the founders of a previous entrepreneurial project that was sold with a total value of not less than AED 7 million (USD 19,06,110.50).
  • the approval of the Ministry of Economy or the competent local authorities is required for projects or ideas.
  • qualifying for a business visa does not assure that the applicant will indeed receive the visa. Specialized committees review the application and the relevant documents and will grant the visa approval accordingly.

The following are the primary documents that are required to be submitted to apply for a business visa in the UAE:

  • copy of a valid passport
  • 2 – 3 passport-size photographs
  • cover stating the purpose and duration of your stay.
  • proof of investment (if any)


The fees for a UAE business visa can vary based on several factors such as the type of visa, its duration, and the processing time. According to some sources, a standard processing business entry visa for a 60-day stay in the UAE is priced at AED 808 (USD 220). Alternatively, for those who require a longer stay of 90 days and need expedited processing, a rush processing business entry visa is available at a cost of AED 1028 (USD 280).

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Dubai & UAE job seeker visa

The job seeker visa or the job exploration visa is a part of the new entry permits introduced by the country’s Advanced Visa System as a means to attract young talents and skilled professionals to explore job opportunities available in the country. Moreover, the job exploration visa can be obtained and applied for without the need for sponsors or a host.

The UAE job seeker visa will be issued with three validity options, including for a period of 60, 90 and 120 days. Therefore, job seekers will have around 4 months to explore the job market in the UAE. Furthermore, the job exploration visa is available for single or multiple entries and will be valid for 60 days from the date of issuance. They can also be renewed for similar periods.


The job seeker visa does not require a sponsor or a host and will be granted if the applicant meets the following requirements:

  • is classified in the first or second, or third skill level as per the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation
  • is a fresh graduate of the best 500 universities in the world
  • has a minimum educational level of a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
  • graduated a maximum of two years before the year of application.

To apply for the UAE job seeker visa, the following documents will be required:

  • a passport copy of the applicant.
  • a coloured photo of the applicant
  • attested qualification certificates

Please note that additional documents may be required in some cases.


As stated by the ICP website, the visa fee for different categories of the UAE job seeker visa is as follows:

  • the 60 days visa – AED 1,495 (USD 407)
  • the 90 days visa – AED 1,655 (USD 450)
  • the 120 days visa – AED 1,815 (USD 494)

Please note that the visa price mentioned above are the total fees, including a security deposit of Dh1,025 (USD 328). For more details, visit the ICP website.

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Dubai & UAE remote work visa

Dubai’s remote work visa is formally known as the Virtual Working Programme (VWP). The arrangement allows holders to relocate to Dubai from outside the UAE and legally work for their current company or organization remotely.

Apart from granting holders of the visa a legal standing to live and work in the UAE, the visa additionally grants foreign remote workers access to all the standard services that residents benefit from, including banking services, utilities, and even schooling. Visa holders are also permitted to leave the country and return to the UAE multiple times. However, be advised that staying out of the UAE for six months or more will automatically render the visa nullified.


The requirements are as follows:

  • a passport with a validity period of at least six 6 months
  • a health insurance policy valid in the UAE
  • employees are required to provide the following:
    • proof of employment from their current employer with a one-year contract
    • a minimum of AED 18,362.50 (USD 5,000) per month salary
    • the latest payslip along with a bank statement for the preceding three months
  • business owners are required to provide the following:
    • proof of ownership of the company for one year or more
    • an average monthly income of AED 18,362.50 (USD 5,000)
    • a bank statement detailing the income of the preceding three


The fee for a remote work visa in UAE was AED 1,053 (USD 287) per applicant until now. However, as confirmed by a customer care agent at the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP), the prices for all types of UAE and Dubai visas have now increased.

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Dubai retirement visa


Retired residents over the age of 55 can apply for a long-term visa of 5 years.

For a retiree to be eligible for the retirement visa, he/she must:

  1. have worked for not less than 15 years inside or outside the UAE, or be 55 years old or more at the time of retirement
  2. own a property/properties of no less than AED 1 million, have financial savings of no less than AED 1 million or have a monthly income of AED 20,000 (15,000 a month for Dubai), and provide bank statements for the last six months.


If your application is approved by the GDRFA or DLD, a total of AED 3,714.75 (approx. US$1,011) per applicant must be paid. The amount covers all the visa-related expenses, including entry permit, visa status adjustment, residency stamping, Emirates ID, medical examination and management fees.


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