We strongly advise all participants to book their flights and arrange visas (where required) early due to the high level of demand throughout the year.
Citizens from the following countries will be granted a free of charge One Entry Visit Visa on arrival in the United Arab Emirates:
UK, France,Italy, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Spain, Monaco, Vatican City, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and holders of Hong Kong SAR passports.
From 2nd January, 2011 Canadian passport holders are required to obtain a UAE entry visa prior to travel. Canadian GCC residents can enter the UAE on their existing residency visa.
Please seek advice from the UAE Embassy in your home country for further information.
Citizens of the Arab Gulf Co-operation Council member states (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) do not need a visa.
AGCC expatriate residents who meet certain conditions may obtain a non-renewable 30-day visa upon arrival at the approved ports of entry.