Types of visa as of now
Needs to be sponsored by an individual like relative, or an establishment. Application needs to be submitted by the sponsor with all required documents.However, citizens of some countries can get a 30-day visit visa free of charge upon arrival, entitling them to stay for 60 days and the visa can be renewed once for another 30 days for an additional fee like Britain, France, Italy, Germany & more others.
Available for tourists sponsored by tour operating companies and hotels, however it is issued for 30 days only.
Special Mission Entry Visa:
A non-renewable 14 days visa ,which is called commonly as a transit visa, which is collected by the visitor upon arrival.
A newly added type of visa, which is issued for the purpose of temporary work in the country and valid for a maximum of 180 days.
Issued to travelers transiting through UAE airports and valid for 96 hours ,however it must be sponsored by an airline operating in the UAE.
Multiple Entry Visa
An option for frequent visitors to the UAE and who have a relationship with a reputable company here. This kind of visa is valid for six months .
It is required for residents in UAE ,however it becomes invalid if the resident stayed out of the country more than months.
Only for an expatriate investor in partnership with a local.
This kind of Visa Permits is issued by the Immigration Department to a foreign national who wishes to work for a company in the UAE .