All About Dubai Visa on Arrival for Malaysia Citizens

Malaysians love Dubai. Each year, more and more people visit the city for tourism. Dubai has much to offer, and it only keeps getting better with them adding more world-class attractions each year. But to get to Dubai, one needs a Dubai visa, and the good news is that Malaysian citizens are eligible for a visa on arrival in Dubai. Here’s more information on the visa, and all other procedures related to it.

Visa on Arrival

The Dubai visa on arrival for Malaysian citizens is a recent development and it showcases the strengthening relations between Malaysia and UAE. There are not many Eastern countries that have this privilege, but now, Malaysia has been added to the list. Overall, only 33 countries’ citizens can get a visa on arrival in Dubai. This number is so low because many people try to enter Dubai owing to its prosperity and employment opportunities.

The visa on arrival is a 30-day visa and allows you to stay in Dubai for up to 30 days, and has a validity of 90 days, meaning, you can avail of the opportunity anytime in a period of 90 days once it has been issued. However, there are a few important conditions that must be met for you to get this visa. These conditions are:

  • Only Malaysian citizens can get this visa. If someone is merely staying in Malaysia and is not a citizen of the country, they will not be eligible for the visa on arrival.
  • The stay has to be a short stay, i.e. 30 days. Anything more will require another type of visa, and this visa will have to be applied for and taken in advance for your travel to Dubai.
  • The 30-days visa on arrival is a tourist visa, which you can also use to visit your family and friends. However, you cannot look for employment in the country based on this visa. You will be fined, banned, and the organisation that hires you will also face hefty fines.
  • Usually, no extension of stay is allowed under this visa, but in case there is a medical emergency, only then will an extension be possible.
  • Follow all the rules and regulations of UAE and other local laws.

How to Get a Dubai Visa on Arrival for Malaysian Citizens

  • Collect all the documents you will need for the visa. Keep an extra photocopy of them as well, and buy a ticket for Dubai.
  • Once you are in Dubai, you have to get the visa application form that is available at the immigration office at the airport.
  • Fill out the form. Attach the documents that you have brought with you. Check if everything is correct, and submit this at the immigration counter.
  • Pay the required visa fees along with your form.
  • The immigration officers will review your application, and may interview you with a few questions. Give all honest answers and you should be okay.
  • Once everything is in order, your documents will be stamped and you will get your visa.

Documents Required for Dubai Visa on Arrival for Malaysian Citizens

  • You will need your passport with a few blank pages and validity that is more than 6 months from your date of return from Dubai.
  • You will also need a passport photograph that is recent, at least 3 months from your date of travel. This photo should be against a plain white background with an unsmiling face.
  • You also need to have a return ticket in place that shows your date of return, and if possible, an itinerary of your stay in Dubai.
  • In case, for whatever reason, you might miss your return flight, you may need to buy another return ticket, for this, you will need to show some financial documents proving that you are capable of buying another return ticket.

Health Documents

  • You will need to show that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • You will need a PCR test showing you are COVID-negative within 72 hours of your travel to Dubai.

Malaysian citizens can now start planning a vacation to their favourite destination and not have to worry about visa rejection. The Dubai tourist visa on arrival is now going to make life simple, and allow you to come and enjoy everything Dubai has to offer!

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  1. Baru tahu nak ke Dubai boleh dapat visa on arrival. Terima kasih atas perkongsian. P/s; jemput ziarah ke blog saya kalau tak keberatan.