UAE visa for Iranian citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for Iranian passport holders visiting United Arab Emirates for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Iranian citizens to enter United Arab Emirates for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa United Arab Emirates e-visa for Iranian citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival United Arab Emirates visa on arrival for Iranian citizens Not Available

United Arab Emirates tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Iranian passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in United Arab Emirates.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from United Arab Emirates.

If you are looking for United Arab Emirates visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Iran, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of United Arab Emirates nearest your place of residence.

  • Tehran: The Embassy of United Arab Emirates in Tehran, Iran (Working hours: Open now. Close in 6 hours 21 minutes)

United Arab Emirates visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest United Arab Emirates diplomatic mission offices to Iran for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Iran traveling to United Arab Emirates from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Iran) estimated Change (%)
2014 1,299 N/A
2015 1,398 7.62%
2016 1,517 8.51%
2017 1,632 7.58%
2018 1,703 4.35%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

United Arab Emirates & Iran comparison

United Arab Emirates's area is approximately 83,600 km2 (32,278 sq mi), while the area of Iran is approximately 1,628,550 km2 (628,786 sq mi). This means Iran is 19.48 times bigger than United Arab Emirates.

As of September 2021, United Arab Emirates's population is ~18.7 million people - 144,279,995 fewer people than the population of Iran.

We have highlighted United Arab Emirates & Iran’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

United Arab Emirates Iran Difference
Population (est 2021) 18,689,337 162,969,332 144.3 million fewer people live in United Arab Emirates than Iran
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 101 61 United Arab Emirates has 40 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Iran.
Travel freedom (2021) 128 12 United Arab Emirates passport holders can visit 116 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 127 83 UAE hosts 44 more foreign missions than Iran.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Iran travel to United Arab Emirates in one year?

The number of visitors from Iran visiting United Arab Emirates in 2018 was approximately 1,703.

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