(IAMRA) التنظيم الصحي االمؤتمر ال13 للرابطة الدولية لهيئات بالتعاون مع
مؤتمر دبي للتنظيم الصحي 2018 06-09 أكتوبر 2018 ،دبي-الامارات العربية المتحدة
13th International Conference on Medical Regulation in association with Dubai Health Regulation Conference 2018 6-9 October, 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Empowering Regulation With Innovation And Evidence
Your guide to applying for a visa to the UAE
The kind of visa you need to enter the UAE depends on several factors such as your nationality, the purpose of your planned
visit and its duration. Currently, citizens of 48 countries apart from the GCC nations, can get visa on arrival.
Citizens of the Republic of India with a minimum six-month valid US green card or US student visa shall be granted visa on
arrival to the UAE from all ports for a period of 14 days, subject for a single renewal for the same period upon payment of
applicable fees. The passports should be normal and valid for more than 6 months.
Citizens of the following countries do not require advance visa arrangements to enter the UAE and can obtain a visa upon
Citizens of the countries listed above can obtain a visa upon arrival with their normal passports.
Passports should be normal and valid for more than six months.
This visa is considered a multi-entry visa, which allows the visa holder to consume the 30-day visa validity regardless
of whether the visa holder is inside or outside the UAE. Any number of days the visa holder stays outside the UAE would be
calculated from the 40-day validity of the visa.
Visitors can contact the AMER service call centre at 8005111 to check the validity of their visas.
Above rules are subject to change as per Department of Naturalization & Residency Department.
Visa Application Prior to Arrival
All other nationalities not mentioned in the above list are required to pre-arrange a visa for entry into the United Arab Emirates. Visa requirements can change with little or no notice. Please double-check foreign entry requirements for travellers from your country of nationality by contacting the local embassy or consulate for your destination country.
Visa Application Procedure
Please provide your complete passport details, attach a clear copy of the first 3 pages of your passport and a scanned coloured passport size photograph (white background).
Once the visa is approved, an e-visa copy will be emailed to you and a printed copy of the same has to be submitted by you to the immigration upon your arrival.
The passport should be valid for 6 (six) months or more prior to the date of travel.
Visa is valid for one single entry only.
Visa will only be issued 3-7 days prior to your arrival and emailed to you.
Acknowledgment of receipt of the visa copy is mandatory.
Working days in UAE are from Sunday to Thursday. (Friday/Saturday is the weekends).
All relevant visa documents are required to be sent to the conference secretariat before 15 September 2017 to ensure a smooth processing of the visa.
Visa fees are payable in full in advance and if not approved by immigration authorities, the amount is non-refundable.
All visas are valid for arrival and departure at Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah airports.
Visa application will only be accepted if hotel accommodation is booked through the Conference Secretariat.
If you are not booking hotel accommodation through the Conference Secretariat; you may pre-arrange your visa with
the hotel where you will stay or with the airline you will use to travel to Dubai.
Dubai - the exotic jewel of the United Arab Emirates; Bordered by deserts and beaches, Dubai provides stark contrasts, from intriguing Islamic culture to the ultra-modern, high-tech metropolis of the 21st century. The city is a magnificent expression of an incredible vision and an uncompromising statement of success and opportunity. Dubai has something for everyone, from vacationers seeking a relaxing break away from the pressures of work, to business travellers looking for a new exciting experience. The emirate is an international conference, exhibition and leisure destination.
Lying on the calm, blue waters of the southern Gulf and flanked by the majestic desert, Dubai offers year-round sunshine and five-star luxury along with the adventure of a unique Arabian experience. Dubai is a class destination with all the modern amenities of the western world. It is a fascinating emirate with beautiful buildings, excellent restaurants and nightlife as well as white sandy beaches, culture and history that you can feel as you visit the souks, shopping malls, museums and historic buildings and sites.
Dubai has a sub-tropical, arid climate. Sunny, blue skies can be expected most of the year. Rainfall is infrequent and irregular, falling mainly in winter. Temperatures range from a low of about 10.5°C /50 °F to a high of 48°C/118.4°F. The mean daily maximum is 24 °C/75.2 °F in January rising to 41°C/105.8 °F in July.
Lightweight summer clothing is suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Compared with certain parts of the Middle East, Dubai has a very relaxed dress code. However, care should be taken not to give offence by wearing clothing which may be considered revealing, for example low-cut dresses, very short skirts, or tight shirt or top in public. At the pool or on the beaches, trunks, swimsuits and bikinis are quite acceptable. Good quality sunglasses are advised, and photo chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles. Hats, or some protection for the head, are advisable when in direct sunlight.
Culture & Lifestyle
Dubai's culture is firmly rooted in the Islamic traditions of Arabia. Courtesy and hospitality are among the most highly prized of virtues, and the visitor is sure to be charmed by the genuine warmth and friendliness of the people.
Dubai society is marked by a high degree of tolerance for different lifestyles. Foreigners are free to practice their own religion, alcohol is served in hotels and, provided reasonable discretion is shown, the dress code is liberal. Women face no discrimination and may drive and walk around unescorted. Despite rapid economic development in recent years, Dubai remains close to its heritage. Local citizens dress in traditional robes and headdress. Arab culture and folklore find expression in poetry, dancing, songs and traditional art. Weddings and other celebrations are colourful occasions of feasting and music. Traditional sports such as falconry, camel racing and dhow racing at sea continue to thrive.
Language & Religion
The official language is Arabic but English is widely spoken and understood. Both languages are commonly used in business and commerce.
Islam is the official religion of the UAE and there are a large number of mosques throughout the city. Other religions are respected and Dubai has two Christian churches, St Mary's (Roman Catholic) and Holy Trinity (inter-denominational).
Normal tourist photography is allowed, however it is considered offensive to photograph Muslim women. It is also courteous to request permission before photographing men.
The monetary unit is the dirham which is divided into 100 fils. The dirham is linked to the Special Drawing Right of the International Monetary Fund. It has been held constant against the US dollar since the end of 1980 at a mid-rate of approximately US$1= Dh3.67.