Two types of transit visas are issued by the UAE to those wishing to visit the country, the first is a free 48-hour transit visa, and the second is for 96 hours for 50 dirhams. Transit visas are coordinated by the national airlines in the UAE, and the visitor must apply for and obtain a visa before arriving And entry to the country, and it is not possible to extend or renew the transit visa of both types.
The UAE smart government portal stated on its website that the visitor may not need to apply for a transit visa, if he is a national eligible to obtain an entry visa upon arrival, or has the authority to enter the country without a visa. And she indicated that the national airlines in the UAE can arrange to obtain a special transit visa for "transit" travelers before their trip, and if the trip is through a travel agency, the agency can also help the person obtain the visa through the airline associated with it.
She explained that agents of national airlines can apply for transit visas for their customers traveling through smart channels for residency and citizenship, pointing out that in the case of applying for a transit visa for 48 hours, it cannot be extended from 48 to 96 hours. She stated that the transit visa is issued for a period of 48 hours free of charge to transit tourists passing through the country on a continuous trip to another destination. The visitor must leave the territory of the UAE within 48 hours of arrival.
On the requirements for obtaining a transit visa, the UAE smart government clarified that the validity of the passport or travel document must not be less than three months before entering the UAE, and that the traveler has a ticket to continue his journey, and the traveler is heading to a country other than the country from which he came Provide a personal photo with a white background. As for a 96-hour transit visa, it indicated that it is issued to transit tourists passing through the country on a continuous trip to another destination, and in order for the traveler to roam within the UAE, he must coordinate in advance with the airlines on which he travels and submit a request for a transit visa before arrival. To the UAE and the visitor must leave the territory of the UAE within 96 hours from the date of arrival.