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The Art Dubai Travel Team is available to assist with a range of travel and health concierge services, including hotel bookings and discounted packages at partner hotels, advice on PCR test requirements, transport options, home check-in, baggage collection and disinfection services.

As COVID-19 guidelines are changing frequently, we encourage individuals to follow travel advice from the authorities of their resident countries.

We are happy to offer hotel bookings and discounted packages, including preferential rates during the fair. For any queries and to avail our exclusive offers, please contact us at travel@artdubai.ae


To ensure entry into the UAE, you are required to present a passport with 6 month validity. Below is a breakdown of visa requirements for different countries.

As of April 29, 2016, GCC residence permit holders are required to apply for a UAE visa before arriving to Dubai. Citizens of the GCC nations of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia do not require a visa to travel to the UAE.

Visa on arrival

If you are a passport holder of the below country or territory, no advance visa arrangements are required to visit the UAE. Simply disembark your flight at Dubai International Airport and proceed to Immigration, where your passport will be stamped with a 30-days visit visa free of charge.

  • Andorra
  • Hong Kong
  • Malaysia
  • People’s Republic of China
  • Ukraine
  • Australia
  • Japan
  • Mauritius
  • Republic of Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • Brunei
  • Kazakhstan
  • Monaco
  • San Marino
  • United States of America
  • Canada
  • Macau
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • Vatican City

If you are a passport holder of the below country or territory, your passport will be stamped with a multiple entry 90-days visit visa that’s valid for 6 months from the date of issue, and for a stay of 90 days in total.

  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Colombia 
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Luxembourg
  • Montenegro
  • Paraguay
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • Costa Rica
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Honduras
  • Kiribati
  • Maldives
  • Nauru
  • Peru
  • Russian Federation
  • Seychelles
  • Solomon Islands
  • Switzerland
  • Bahamas Islands
  • Bulgaria 
  • Croatia
  • Estonia
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Liechtenstein
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • South Korea
  • Uruguay
  • Barbados
  • Chile 
  • Cyprus
  • El Salvador
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Lithuania
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Spain

Visitors from all other nationalities require a pre-arranged visa.

Should you need assistance with your visa application, please contact travel@artdubai.ae



Located on the Eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in the southwest corner of the Arabian Gulf, Dubai is the second largest of the seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The official language is Arabic, but English is widely spoken across the UAE. The UAE is 4 hours ahead of the UTC (Universal Coordinated Time, formerly GMT). The official currency is the Arab Emirates Dirham (AED or DHS), which is pegged to the US Dollar at a rate of AED 3.67 / $1.

Home to over 200 nationalities, Dubai has been a trading post and meeting point for South Asia, Iran, the Arab world and Africa for hundreds of years. Dubai has become known as a city of business, entrepreneurship, debate, and a meeting point for the creative industry. It is in Dubai that the art world as a globalised phenomenon is most evident.

This homegrown support for artists, exhibitions and museums has been vital to Art Dubai’s success and provides a robust platform for international discourse.

There are many safe and reliable taxis available for you to take from the airport to your destination. Please do change some money into dirhams, before your flight or at the airport, as taxis here will not accept any other currency.

We hope that you enjoy your stay in Dubai and explore the city’s vibrant art scene.