International Visitors

Do I need a VISA for the UAE?

Before you travel, please check the visa requirements and make sure you have a valid visa if needed.

If an invitation is required, please complete the form.

How do I apply for a Dubai tourist visa?

If you require a visa to enter Dubai, you can apply via approved airlines, hotels, travel agencies or tour operators. You can also be sponsored by a UAE resident or company.


How long can I stay in the UAE?
Your length of stay depends on your visa type starting from 14 and up to 180 days.


What is the validity period of my visa?
All visas are valid for 60 days from the date of issue until entry to the UAE, except the 48-hour and 96-hour visa Transit Visa (valid for 30 days).


What nationalities are entitled to a visa on arrival in Dubai?
Citizens of more than 50 countries do not require a pre-arranged visa to enter Dubai.


What should I check before traveling to Dubai?
Please check that your passport is valid for at least six months at the time of entry. You may also require a pre-arranged visa depending on your nationality.

About APLF

We bring leather, material and fashion businesses together: an opportunity to meet and greet face to face. We bring them from all parts of the world so that they can find fresh partners, discover new customers or suppliers and keep ahead of industry developments.


We organise a number of trade exhibitions which focus on fashion and lifestyle: sectors that are constantly in flux, so visitors and exhibitors alike need to be constantly aware both of the changes around them and those forecast for coming seasons.


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