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Football Fans going to the FIFA World Cup can get a discounted, multiple entry UAE Tourist Visa

5th September 2022

Good news for football fans heading to the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar this year. You are going to be able to combine your football experience with visits to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the wider UAE because a special, multiple entry tourist visa is going to be made available especially for you, and its going to be at a discounted rate of just AED100 (approx. $10.50).

UAE visa only for Hayya card holders

The special tourist visa will only be available to football fans holding a Hayya card.

A Hayya card is a personalized card which World Cup 2022 ticket holders need to apply for (you can apply using this link). This card will be needed to enter the State of Qatar and to physically access the stadiums to watch the matches. It will also enable you to use Qatar's metro and bus services for free whilst you are there.

UAE tourist visa for Hayya card holders

  • Cost - AED100 (approx. $10.50, this is a special, discounted rate)

  • Multiple entry visa

  • 90-day validity

  • Extendable for a further 90 days (standard visa extension fees will apply)

Which nationalities need to apply for an entry visa before travelling to the UAE?

Not all nationalities need to pre-apply for an entry visa for the UAE. If you hold a passport for any of the below countries/territories, you do not need to apply for a tourist visa because you can get a free 'visa on arrival'. If you do not hold a passport for any of the following countries/territories, then you will need to apply for the tourist visa before your trip.

Visa on arrival with 30-day validity: Andorra, Australia, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Kazakhstan, Macau, Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, San Marino, Singapore, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, United States of America and Vatican City.

Visa on arrival with 90-day validity: Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Kiribati, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, The Black Mountain, Nauru, The Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland , Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Uruguay.

Visa on arrival with 180-day validity: Mexico.

So make your trip to the FIFA World Cup extra special and visit the United Arab Emirates too.

Are you going to the World Cup and need an tourist visa to visit the UAE? If you would like assistance, and peace of mind it is correctly applied for, Gateway Group can arrange this for you. Contact us now:

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Founded and headed up by British husband and wife team, Nathan and Jenny Hunt, Gateway operates with it's core values at heart: Honesty. Trust. Integrity. We do what's in the best interests of our clients rather than what's best for our bottom line. After all, we are just like our clients - we've invested our own money into our business licenses, so we fully appreciate what a big investment a commercial license is. We believe this uniquely positions us to provide our services with understanding and empathy.

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Written by Jenny Hunt

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