The Emirati government recently opened its multiple-entry tourist visa application to foreign nationals traveling to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals holding a Hayya Card for the 2022 FIFA World Cup can now aderal%20Authority%20for%20Identity,%20Citizenship,%20Customs%20and%20Ports%20Securitypply for a multiple-entry tourist visa to stay in the UAE for up to 90 days through this website.
  • Visa holders can apply for an additional 90-day extension.
  • Visa holders are not required to travel to Qatar before entering the UAE.
  • Visa holders can conduct business meetings, attend conferences and perform similar unpaid business activities while staying in the UAE for the World Cup.

Additional Information: As of Nov. 1, most foreign nationals must have a fan ID called a Hayya Card to enter Qatar. In order to obtain a Hayya Card, applicants need to show that they have tickets for a World Cup match between Nov. 20 and Dec. 18 and accommodations for their time in Qatar.

BAL Analysis: Foreign nationals who hold a Hayya Card for the 2022 FIFA World Cup can now apply for a multiple-entry tourist visa to enter the UAE. World Cup travelers are reminded that the Hayya Card will serve as a valid visa to enter Qatar from Nov. 1, 2022, to Jan. 1, 2023. Foreign nationals attending the World Cup are encouraged to apply for the card as soon as possible to avoid delays.

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