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Confused about the visas

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Confused about the visas

I'm getting different information from everyone. Our local UAE embassy told us that we do not need a visa but can get a 96hour transit visa at the airport. I called etihad with whom we are flying and they say that the transit visas are not available anymore but that might change as well. Should I now just accept that we will be stuck at the airport for more than 36 hours?

- I'm from south africa

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1. Re: Confused about the visas

South Africa is not one of the 33 countries that can get a visit visa free on arrival in UAE. You need to arrange a visa in advance. This can be arranged by some airlines (such as Air Arabia) but recent travellers report they cannot get a visa through Etihad. Hotels can usually arrange visas.


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