The United Arab Emirates or UAE is located along the Person Gulf in the Middle East. The country is a federation of seven emirates such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras al Khaimah, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain. These several emirates make United Arab Emirates a rapidly progressing country challenging the big economies in the world. I recently planned a visit to this country, and have obtained my visa in Karachi, I want to share the simplest UAE visa process with you so you can also get the visa straightforward in order to avoid hassle.
Visa to UAE/Dubai in Pakistan
Majority of travelers to UAE including myself deal with travel agencies in order to get a Dubai visa in Pakistan. The term “Dubai Visa” is frequently used due to the fact that Dubai is a cultural, tourism and financial hub of that country. Dubai is very famous not only in tourists, but also in common people who in fact have never visited it.
Travel agencies in Pakistan have contracts with partners in UAE, and they get visas issued from the consulates and embassy without any hassle. A single entry visa to UAE will cost you around Rs9500 ($95) for 14 days, and a 30 days single entry visa will cost you around $140 or Rs14000 depending on the travel agent you are dealing with. There is also a 6 months multiple entry tourist visa recently introduced.
For updated visa information, it’s advised to always visit the official website of that country.
UAE Visa Requirements & Processing Time
There is no specific requirements for UAE visa, you can simply give a clear scanned copy of your passport to the travel agent who’ll apply for the visa on your behalf, and they’ll apply it on the same day or the next day. But remember, your passport must not be expiring in the next 6 months.
Processing time is normally 3 to 5 days, and sometimes the visa get issued within 48 hours depending on the season and volume of applications. I’ve been to UAE three times in the past, and always got my visa in 3 days. However, the processing time may vary in your case. In high seasons such as December, January & February, it can take a little longer.
The visa is valid for traveling to all emirates of the UAE such as Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Dubai, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Ul Khaimah and Fujairah. You can’t use this visa for employment in UAE, there is a strict policy regarding illegal migration and illegal employment. The visa to UAE is issued on a Paper, so you must carry that paper with you all the time during your stay in the United Arab Emirates.
After all, United Arab Emirates is a developed and progressive country, you can enjoy your time there for a little investment. If you are from any South Asian country such as India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Nepal then you’ll save so much money on Air Tickets. For people from Western Countries, it’s usually expensive to visit Dubai.
I visited UAE for the first time in 2013, and this will be my fourth visit to this beautiful but (warmest) country on earth. This time, I’m going to celebrate Happy New Year 2017 in Dubai, and to see the amazing Fireworks at Burj e Khalifa the world’s tallest tower. I’ll share my experience with you through vlogs and blog posts.