Visiting Dubai – Visas

Once again I want to draw your attention to double checking if you need a visa to visit Dubai, I strongly recommend a quick phoine call to the airline issuing your tickets would be a good starting point, they will know if you need a visa from your origin.

We have also sent out several lists of countries not requiring a visa the info coming from The UAE Immigration Dept. I hope you checked to see if your country was on this list.

We can confirm that the visa agency appointed locally in Dubai has successfully obtained 8 visa so far for our members, so if you need a visa let us know and always cc Shaukat of Najd Star, e-mail but if your flying on Emirates they also have a visa service as part of their ticketing.

Well the clocks running and time is flying bye so please do not leave it any longer to get your vis if you need one they take a little while to get 7-14 days.

See you all in Dubai



Embrace Global Logistics




We would like to welcome Embrace Global Logistics based in Manchester to the family of ASA Network.

Embrace G.L. have built themselves a good reputation as a multi-modal freight forwarder offering services by Air, Road, & Sea for LCL and FCL cargo to and from the UK as well as cross tradewith loading, transport, storage, and clearance capability.

They also specalise in Project cargo for the oil & gas industry and with their strong relations direct with the carriers this enables good buying power for space and rates.  Theyhandle all shapes and sizes of cargo from single cartons to heavy lift oversize consignments, including handling charters by air and sea.

Embrace G.L. place a great deal of importance to providing high priority to all shipments big or small and work hard to find suitable solution of all consignmemnts.

Next time you have a shipment to from the North of England why not call David Ingle and his team.

By the way David and his partner Jacqui are looking forward to meeting you all in Dubai.

See you there




Visas for Dubai



Urgent info Re Dubai meeting

Hi all those members who have still not booked your place at the ASA annual meeting please do so now, don’t delay any longer time is running out we are now at the end of August so its only 5 weeks away to the meeting.

Reminder:-  For all those that have already booked please double check if you need a visa, to help you I have listed below the info from the UAE immigration office. Apologies its so long, but it’s important.

UAE visa information

Before you travel to the UAE, please check your visa requirements and make sure you have a valid visa if needed, or if your passport needs to be valid for a minimum period. Holders of non-standard passports and travel documents may also have different entry requirements: find out if you need to apply for a visa and other passport requirements.

As of 29 April 2016, GCC residence permit holders will need to apply for a UAE visa before arriving in Dubai.

As of 1 May 2017, Indian nationals holding a normal passport valid for a minimum of six months from the arrival date, and a visit visa or green card issued by the USA which is valid for a minimum of six months, can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 14 days for a charge of AED120 (subject to change). They can apply to extend their stay for an additional 14 days for AED250 (subject to change).

Visas on arrival

(A) 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.

Hong Kong, China
New Zealand
People’s Republic of China
Russian Federation
San Marino
United Kingdom
United States of America
Vatican City

(B) 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.

Czech Republic
South Korea

Citizens of the European countries listed above are also entitled to apply for a paid pre-arranged visit visa if the ‘on arrival 90-days visa’ has been fully utilized, or if they wish to use the pre-arranged visa.

Apply and pay for your UAE visa online

Nationals of countries requiring a prearranged UAE visa can now apply and pay for their visas online through

If you are travelling to or stopping over in Dubai with Emirates, you can submit an application and receive your UAE visa entirely online – without having to submit your passport for stamping.

You can apply for your UAE visa through our Manage a booking tool after booking your Emirates flight. VSF processing fees apply. For more information please visit the VFS Global website(Opens an external website in a new window).

Go to Manage a booking

The online visa application service is available for residents and nationals of many countries around the world: find out if you can apply for a UAE visa(Opens in a new window). Applicants’ passports must have at least six months’ validity as of their date of travel to Dubai, and must be machine readable passports – handwritten passports are not accepted.

This service is only available to passengers with a confirmed Emirates booking where an Emirates eticket has already been issued and the flight itinerary already includes the desired time in Dubai. The itinerary into and out of Dubai should be on one ticket, and these flights must be Emirates flights. Note that any itineraries including any flights to or from Dubai on other carriers are not eligible for the online visa service.

A minimum of four international working days prior to arrival in Dubai is required, however Emirates does recommend that online applications are made as early as possible. Visas issued through this service are available for a period of stay in Dubai of 96 hours, 30 days or 90 days. Once approved, any visa cannot be extended beyond the original period of stay.

Other ways to apply

We have appointed a Visa agency to help with visa applications just contact

Visa requests can be sent to both emails  

TO:      Mr Wally Ashour          Email  

CC:      Mr Syed Ali                    Email  

CC       Mr Roy                           Email   

 Allways cc to

Dubai Immigration Procedures

As an added security measure, Immigration Authorities at Dubai International Airport are now conducting random eye screening for visitors to Dubai.

Visitors asked to proceed for eye screening are required to present a hard copy of their visa or a printed version of the visa number confirmation page at the screening counter. If you do not have a copy with you, a charge of AED 30 per copy applies – payable only in AED.

Note: It is your sole responsibility to obtain a visa where the same is required and we shall accept no liability for your failure to do so. Also see our Terms & Conditions. Please also note that entry into the UAE is subject to immigration approval.