Saudi Arabia visit visa from Dubai

Last Updated: Monday, 12/05/2023

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the largest country in Arabian Peninsula in terms of land size, equivalent to the United States to the east of the Mississippi River. According to the census completed in 2010, the population of Saudi Arabia is 27 million people, of which 8.4 million are foreign residents. Saudi Arabia's capital city is Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia is open to foreign travellers for tourism or business purposes. If you are planning to visit Saudi Arabia from Dubai, we got this guide to enlighten you about the visa requirements.

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1 Do I need a visa?

Saudi Arabia's government has categorized countries whose citizens don't need visas to enter the country, those who can get visas on arrival and those who need to apply for visas in Advance. Check out below to know if you need a visa or not.

A) Visa-free

Below are nationals who don't require applying for a Saudi Arabia visa to be allowed to enter the country. All they are required to present is National ID cards and allowed to enter the country.

  1. Bahrain
  2. Kuwait
  3. Oman
  4. Qatar
  5. United Arab Emirates

B) Eligible For on Arrival Countries

Nationals from the below countries are issued with Saudi Arabia visas when entering the country at the point of entry.

  • North America
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Europe
  • Switzerland
  • Ireland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Monaco
  • Andorra
  • Russia
  • Malta
  • Montenegro
  • San Marino
  • Ukraine
  • UK
  • Portugal
  • Poland
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Luxembourg
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Slovenia
  • Holland
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Asia Countries
  • Brunei
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • South Korea
  • Kazakhstan
  • Oceania Countries
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • China (including Hong Kong and Macau)

C) GCC residents can apply for an E-Visa:

The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Tourism announced that residents of countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) can now apply for a Saudi tourist e-visa, no matter the profession. This is just one of the recent changes Saudi Arabia has made to its visa rules to get more people from other countries to visit the kingdom.

The Saudi e-visa, besides allowing visits for tourism purposes, also allows one to visit Saudi Arabia for Umrah visits except during the Hajj season. There are both single-entry and multiple-entry options for extra convenience.

2 Types of Saudi Arabia Visas

Below are the types of Saudi Arabia visa you can apply for and be allowed to enter the country.

Tourist visa/ E-Visa

Business visa

Umrah visa

Hajj visa

Family visit visa

Residence visa or work permits

Transit visa

3 Eligibility and When to Apply

You should meet the eligibility requirements to be issued any of the above Saudi Arabia visas. These requirements are;

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old.
  • Applicants under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian apply for an E-Visa on their behalf and accompany them.
  • The passport must be at least six months valid when applying for the visa
  • GCC country residents must have a valid ID card for over three months.
  • Applicants must submit individual visa applications for every immediate family member and accompany that person into Saudi Arabia.

4 Rates for the full services

The following are services offered by Tourmate:

  • Verification of documents
  • Visa Form filling
  • Travel insurance

When you seek any of our services, you should expect to pay a visa service charge of 600AED

5 Step by step process

Follow these steps to get a Saudi Arabia visa:

1. Send all required Documents to Tourmate visa assistance via email

2. Pay your visa Fee

3. Track your application

4. Visa ready notification

6 Documents are required to Apply for a Saudi Arabia visa

When applying for a Saudi Arabia visa, below is a list of documents you must submit:

  • Passport Copy (Passports of the travellers valid for six months or more)
  • Resident visa copy (Visa validity should need More than three months)
  • Emirates ID photo (front & back)
  • One passport-size photograph with white background

7 Preparing for Travelling

 Preparing for Travelling


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You can visit Saudi Arabia at any time of the year, but October through March is the best time to visit because the weather is wonderful, flight tickets are cheap, and you can avoid the country's busiest traffic times.

In the middle of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the temperature can reach 111 degrees Fahrenheit (44 degrees Celsius) in the middle of summer. During the winter, the temperature can drop to as low as 8 degrees Celsius (46 degrees Fahrenheit) at night. As the table below shows, the weather in Saudi Arabia can be very different from one part of the country to another.

In Saudi Arabia, June and July are usually the longest days between sunrise and sunset. So, to get the most out of your daily activities, you should plan your trip for these months.

You shouldn't visit Saudi Arabia in April if you like dry weather. Instead, it would be best to go in July when the country's dry season ends.

8 Tourmate expertise

Even a minor error in your Saudi visa application can result in significant setbacks. Having a dedicated Global visa assistant like Tourmate lend a hand and expertise to your paperwork throughout the process can make all the difference. We ensure that each client receives individualized guidance throughout the visa application procedure.

9 Frequently Asked Questions

After submitting the required documents and making the payments, it takes 2-3 working days to process your visa.
Only UAE or GCC residents can apply for the Saudi Arabia E-visa.
No, you should apply for a Special Visa to perform Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
Yes, you can perform Umrah when you enter Saudi Arabia on E-visa.
No, there is no refund of the services fee when you pay in case the visa application is rejected.
The Saudi Arabia E-visa will be a one-year and allows one to stay in the country for up to 90 days.
  • Original passport valid for at least six months
  • UAE resident visa valid for 90 days
  • Photocopy of your recent picture