Global Advanced Materials & Surfaces Conference 2016

Visa Information

Visa to UAE/Dubai

Before you travel to the UAE, please check your visa requirements and make sure you have a valid visa if needed. Holders of non-standard passports and travel documents may also have different entry requirements.

Citizens of the GCC nations of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia do not require a visa to travel to the UAE.

If your country of nationality appears on the list of eligible countries, 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-day visit visa free of charge. This can be extended for an additional 30 days at an additional charge.

Nationals of countries requiring a prearranged UAE visa can apply and pay for their visas through their hotel booking or online through if they are travelling with Emirates Airlines.

For more details about how and where to get a Visa to UAE/Dubai, please review the details available under the following web links:


Support/Invitation letter


If you do need visa, we will be pleased to give you a letter of invitation to support your application. You need to apply for the Visa as soon as possible to avoid delays as the Visa process can take up to 4 weeks.


The letter will be sent by email only.  Please send us the letter request to


Please be aware that we won’t be able to contact directly consulates and embassies for any reasons.