Dubai: Tourists travelling to the UAE during the summer won’t need to pay visa fees for dependants aged 18 years or below, the Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship has announced, according to Khaleej Times.
The fee exemption will be applicable between July 15 and September 15 every year and is expected to boost tourist numbers during the off-peak season.
The exemption was first announced by the UAE Cabinet in September last year. This will be the first year of its implementation.
A 14-day express tourist visa costs Dh497 per head and a 30-day multi-entry tourist visa costs Dh917 if the traveller purchases it online.
The number of passengers travelling through the country’s airports reached 32.8 million during the first quarter of this year.