Soon you could enjoy short stay at Dubai and Abu Dhabi for two days without paying visa fee if you are a transit passenger flying to other international destination.
In a recent United Arab Emirates (UAE) Cabinet meeting, a decision has been approved to exempt transit passengers from all entry fees for the first 48 hours. Extension of the transit visa is also permitted for a period of up to 96 hours for a fee of AED 50 or approximately Rs 930.
The UAE is already one of the most popular international destinations for the travellers in India. About 25 percent people from India fly to and from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and other cities via some UAE-based airlines such as Emirates, Jet-Etihad and flyDubai.
According to the recent developments, more and more Gulf countries are implementing smart strategies to attract Indian tourists. The UAE also gives visa on arrival to Indian passport holders having a valid US visa. Likewise, Oman will also give visa on arrival to Indian travellers who live in or possess an entry visa to the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Japan and Schengen area countries.
In 2017, Qatar has permitted Indian nationals and residents of other 46 nations to stay in the country for a maximum of 60 days without applying for a visa beforehand.