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United Arab Emirates Child Visa Policy

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Individuals who are under the age of 18 are now extended from UAE visa fees when they are traveling with their parents. This rule is only restricted to Dubai and at other places, you will need to provide a visa fee for your children as well. This fee reduction is only applicable from July to September. The visa fee exemption for individuals under the age of 18 is done focusing on reducing the cost of visas for the children so that the family can enjoy more theme parks water parks and other entertainment that Dubai has to offer.

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According to the reports, the acting Director-General for Foreign Affairs and Ports at ICA said that “These facilities contribute to supporting UAE competitiveness as a leading destination in family tourism and attracting visitors and families from all over the world to enjoy historical monuments, heritage, and cultural and entertainment activities and fascinating beaches.”

Dubai is home to some world-class attractions and welcomes a lot of individuals per year. So if you want to take your kids to some of the world's best attractive places then you will need not worry about visas. There are a lot of amazing places that you can visit including Burj Khalifa, Palm Islands, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai Mall, and more to explore. According to the rule tourists who are under the age of 18 and if they are traveling with one or both of their parents then they will be exempted from the visa fees regardless of the duration of their stay. This age Visa fee exemption is applicable for the citizens of all countries. So you need not worry about this and you can always ask for this visa fee exemption.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A tourist visa is required for the individuals who are not eligible for Visa on arrival or do not belong to a Visa-free country to UAE. According to a cabinet resolution, children under the age of 18 who are with their adults will be eligible for a free visa before their visits from 15 July to 15 September every year.

Every expatriate residence is eligible for sponsorship of his daughter until attains the age of 18 years. The person you can sponsor until the age of 21 providing proof that he is studying only.

The age limit of a UAE visit visa is 30 to 60 years. However, the age limit for individual Women to get a visit visa is subjected to different criteria under which the woman is applying for Visa. The visa applications are approved very quickly if the intentions and the purpose of the visit to UAE are transparent in case there is some suspicious activity involved then there might be a chance of rejection of your visit visa.

Children above the age of 12 are allowed to travel alone. The Government of Dubai does not allow children under the age of 12 years to travel alone unless the child is accompanied by a Parent or Guardian who is at least 16 years old. There is no way to go alone to the UAE if you are below the age of 12 years. In case you try to sneak there might be serious consequences to this and you will be deported to your country immediately. It is considered that children between the ages of 5 to 14 years who travel without a parent or Guardian unaccompanied minor. For kids between 5 to 17 years of age, this term is not used and they are eligible to travel alone if they want to.

Yes, you can hug your child in Dubai. There is no rule about hugging and kissing your children. However, in case of two adults are visiting this country then they must remember that public display of affection is not allowed in UAE. Also, you do not need to take any kind of medicine for your children. You can always buy Paracetamol Ibuprofen and other essential medicines easily from the stores in UAE.

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