Getting a visa for Abu Dhabi
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
People’s Republic of China
Republic of Mauritius
Republic of El Salvador
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
United States of America
GCC citizens do not need a visa to enter the UAE.
Countries not listed
Citizens of all other countries will need to apply for an Abu Dhabi tourist visa, transit visa or visit visa prior to their trip.
Apply for a visa with hotels
Five, four and three-star hotels can apply for visas on behalf of guests who have booked a stay with them. Please note that not all five, four and three-star hotels have this system in place. Make sure you check with your preferred hotel if they offer this service. This service does not currently apply to guests staying in hotel apartments.
While the airline, travel agency and hotel can apply for your visa, please make sure you give yourself enough time for it to be approved, and note that they do not take responsibility if the visa is declined.
Apply for a visa with airlines
If you are flying with Etihad Airways, a visit visa may be arranged for you upon request. If you have booked your trip through a travel agency, in most cases they will be able to arrange this for you.
Alternative visa application methods
Alternative methods to apply for an Abu Dhabi visit visa would be to apply through your nearest UAE embassy. An eye scan will be required at the airport. Cruise passengers can now apply for the multiple visa entry for AED 200.
For more information on visa types or how to get your visa, visit the Abu Dhabi Government website or call its contact centre on +971 2 666 4442 (800-555 from inside the UAE).