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Contact your local representative for information on what you need before travelling to Sharjah

Before you travel to Sharjah, you’ll need to ensure your passport is valid for at least six months and, if required, a UAE visa. Visa regulations can change at any time, so check the latest requirements with the UAE embassy or consulate in your home country before travelling.

GCC nationals

Citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia do not need a visa to enter UAE. You just need to produce your GCC passport or ID card upon arrival. Qatari nationals are currently prohibited from travelling to the UAE.

Visa on arrival

Citizens of the following countries/territories are granted a free tourist visa upon arrival in the UAE, which is valid for 30 days: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and The Vatican. Depending on your nationality, you will be granted a visa that is valid for either 30 or 90 days.

Indian citizens with a valid US visitor visa or green card, or a residence visa from the UK or the EU, are also eligible for a visa on arrival. The visa is valid for 14 days and costs AED100.

Visa in advance

Citizens of all other countries/territories will need to apply for a visa before travelling to the UAE. Travel agents, hotels and UAE-based airlines, including Air Arabia, can arrange a tourist visa on your behalf. If you have a relative who is a UAE resident, they can also apply for a visit visa for you. Otherwise, you will need to apply for a visa through your nearest UAE embassy or consulate. Visa fees vary and travel agents, hotels and airlines will usually charge a nominal processing fee.