We would like to inform in good time everyone attending the conference that, according to the medical section of the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC, there is a new requirement for documenting prescription medications to enter UAE. As such, anyone traveling to the conference will need:
1. A pharmacy printout of all medications taken
2. Something generated from their doctor listing the medications and why they have been prescribed
3. Authentication from an official from your home government for any medication that is a controlled substance
4. Only enough medication for your intended stay
In case you have any further questions, it is advisable that you contact the UAE Embassy in your country.
Nationals of the following countries are eligible for a free-of-charge visa stamped on their passports upon entry into Dubai International Airport:
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America, and the Vatican.
Please provide your complete passport details as per the attached form and attach a clear copy of the first 3 pages of your passport and a scanned coloured, passport-sized photograph (white background).
Once the visa is approved, an electronic copy will be emailed to you and a printed copy of the same has to be submitted by you to the immigration upon your arrival.
The kind of visa that you require for entry into the UAE depends on several different factors such as your nationality, the purpose of your planned visit and its planned duration. Please read the following notes carefully. Regulations do change from time to time and, whilst we do endeavour to keep up to date with these notes, please do not rely upon them for complete accuracy. You should also check with your airline and regional UAE embassy or consulate.
For more information about UAE visas (types, fees and requirements please visit this page: