If you have entered Dubai on a visit visa and you wish to work then you should get a probationary work permit, valid for up to 3 months, from the Ministry of Labour. If you don’t get this permit and are caught working while on a visit visa, then you risk being jailed or fined and deported.
A 30-day visa costs $68, a 96-hour visa costs $44 and a 90-day visa costs $164. Applicants from some countries may also need to pay a refundable security deposit of $272.50 click here for a list of countries this applies to. VFS Global also charges a processing fee for each individual visa application.
United Arab Emirates Visa Types and Cost of Application:
|96-hour||4 days from arrival date||AED 200||Non-extendable|
|Tourist – short term (single entry)||30 days from arrival date||AED 330||Non-extendable|
|Tourist – short term (multiple entry)||30 days from first entry||AED 650||Non-extendable|
|Tourist – long term (single entry)||90 days from arrival date||AED 800||Non-extendable|
|Tourist – long term (multiple entry)||90 days from first entry||AED 1,750||Non-extendable|
All visas are valid for 60 days from the date of issue to enter Dubai, except the 96-hour visa, which is valid for 14 days from the date of issue to enter Dubai. And all Visa fees are non-refundable.