If you aren’t eligible for a visa on arrival or visa-free entry into the UAE and you want to have a longer stay in the country, then you’ll want to apply for a tourist visa. You must have a passport that has been valid for the past six months in order to qualify for a tourist visa in Dubai. There is one restriction in place, females below the age of 18 aren’t allowed to apply unless they are traveling with their parents.
The UAE embassy does not issue tourist visas, but there are a couple of different ways you can apply. Certain UAE-based airlines can help make arrangements for your tourist visa. You’ll want to check with Etihad Airways, Emirates Airline, Fly Dubai, and Air Arabica to see what their conditions are.
You can also apply for this visa through the travel agent you are using or the hotel that you are staying at. Some businesses offer tourist packages that include the visa included in it. Just make sure you are working with a legitimate business before you pay them anything or send any personal documents in.