Dubai Visa
There are a number of reasons you might want to visit Dubai or the rest of the UAE. You might want to scout for a job or gaze first hand at the remarkable Burj Khalifa. You might want to set your eyes on some of the remarkable attractions of the UAE or visit friends and relatives. You just might want a holiday break to enjoy yourself touring the UAE. Whatever the reason for which you want to visit the UAE, you will need to apply for a UAE visa. In this blog, we will provide a step-by-step detailed guide as to how to obtain

Dubai Visa from the Philippines.

How to Apply for Dubai Tourist Visa for Filipinos: Step by Step Guide

Following are the steps that Philippines passport holders have to go through while applying for a Dubai or UAE visa.

1. Getting a Sponsor

The Dubai Tourist Visa for Philippines passport holders allows Filipinos to stay in the UAE for 30 days only. If you want to get a tourist visa to Dubai / UAE from the Philippines, you will need a sponsor from the UAE.

  • Your sponsor can be a friend, a relative, future employer, colleague, or an acquaintance.
  • You can find a hotel such as JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa or Raffles Hotel Dubai or any other hotel to sponsor you if you like. If you use a hotel as a sponsor, you might have to book a hotel room there.
  • UAE airlines such as Etihad, Emirates, and Qatar Airways can sponsor you as well as any travel agency To make matters simple, just contact Rayna Tours and Travels and ask them to sponsor your Dubai Tourist Visa for the Philippines for you. They will also apply for your visa and make that visa available to you shortly. Call them now.

2. Preparing Supporting Documents

  • After you’ve got your sponsorship in place, all you have to do is to arrange for the supporting documents that would help you to obtain your Dubai visa for the Philippines.
  • Complete the UAE tourist visa application form. You can obtain this form directly from Rayna Tours or download it from here: Rayna Tours can also fill in your form for you if you like.
  • Scan a copy of your passport’s bio page and its last page and attach the scan to your doc set. Your passport must be valid for 6 months or more from the date of your intended travel
  • Scan a copy of your colored passport-sized photo with white background
  • If you’re being sponsored by someone other than Rayna Tours, then obtain a copy of your sponsor’s Resident Visa and Emirates ID Card.
  • Submit scanned copies of your round trip flight tickets. If you are not being sponsored by an airline, submitting airline tickets might not be entirely necessary. Speak to your Rayna Tours representative.
  • Submit copies of confirmed hotel bookings. If you’re not being sponsored by a hotel, this might not be strictly necessary. Speak to your Rayna Tours representative.
  • If you’re staying with friends or relatives in the UAE, provide your hosts’ complete name, address, and contact numbers, the name of your hosts’ employers, office address and office phone numbers. The visa office needs this information to ensure that you have a valid place to stay when you land in the UAE.
  • Copy of y our original bank certificate providing a history of your financial transactions for the past 6 months. Make sure your bank statements show a healthy savings balance that’ll enable you to spend 30 days in the UAE in relative comfort.
  • If you are traveling with your spouse, then provide a scanned copy of your marriage certificate
  • Also, provide scanned copies of your international credit cards if any
  • Provide scanned copies of your original certificate of employment that provides details of your current position, salary, years of service and duration of approved leave.
  • Provide a copy of your most recent Income Tax Returns document
  • If you’re traveling with young kids, then the kids’ birth certificates. If you are a divorced parent, then a copy of your custody papers or spousal permit letter would be required, especially if you’re a woman.
  • The fee for the tourist visa is 4770 PHP. Your sponsor will be able to tell you the exact date at the time of your visa application if there’s any change from this figure.
  • If you have traveled to the UAE sometime during the past year, then enclose a copy of the entry and exit stamps on your passport
  • If you have recently, within the past 5 years, traveled to the USA, UK, Schengen countries, Canada, Russia, Australia or New Zealand, you will need to submit a copy of your visas.

3. Sending Your Application for Submission

Gather all your scanned documents as well as the application and send it to your sponsor, who will do the rest. If you have chosen Rayna Tours and Travels as your sponsor, you can send all the documents via email. We have listed all the necessary documents here, but there might be one or two in addition that might be relevant to your unique situation and circumstances. Rayna Tours may ask you to provide those at the earliest, in order to facilitate speedy processing of the visa.

Some Basic Rules for Dubai Tourist Visa

You can apply for single or multiple entry tourist visas. Ask your Rayna Tours representative to explain the process to you. Visa fees are valid only for the duration of your visa; you cannot extend or renew your tourist visa. However, if you leave the UAE before your tourist visa expires, you can re-enter on a fresh visa. However, if you overstay your 30 days UAE Visa for Philippines duration, you may face legal consequences. If you overstay because of illness and you’re able to prove it, you may be excused. Otherwise, depending on how long you overstay, you may be asked to pay a fine or suffer further legal actions. If you overstay for too long deliberately, you may not be granted a tourist visa again to the UAE.

Reasons Why Dubai Visa Application Get Rejected

Certain mistakes or situations can lead to rejection of your UAE visa application. Here are some of the reasons why the UAE consulate may reject your visa application:

  • If you have a handwritten passport, your UAE visa application would be rejected. Make sure your passport is digitally printed and has at least 6 months validity.
  • Solo women travelers under the age of 22 may not get UAE visa
  • If your passport specifies unskilled profession like the farmer, laborer or some other service, you are unlikely to get a visa to UAE.
  • If you have a previous criminal record in the UAE, your visa request would not be granted.
  • If the scanned photographs, passport copy, and other documents are not clear, you would not receive the visa.
  • Spelling or factual errors on your application form can also cause rejection.
  • If you have applied for a UAE visa before and did not make use of it, your new visa application would also be rejected.
  • If you have a valid UAE residential visa, the request for a new visa would not be accepted.

Dubai Visa Process Time and Fees

The normal process time for UAE visa is 3-4 days. If you opt for you’re an express visa, you would get your UAE visa within 36 hours. The fee for the Dubai tourist visa would depend on the type of visa you have chosen for yourself.

  • Tourist visa for 14 days: AED 325
  • Tourist visa for 30 days: AED 340
  • Tourist visa for 60 days: AED 650

All You Need to Know About UAE

Once you get the visa, it is time to prepare for your holiday in Dubai or anywhere else in the UAE.

  • Best Time to Visit UAE

The best time to visit UAE is during the winter season, i.e. between the months of October and March. The climate is pleasant during these months and you also get to enjoy and participate in several events and festivals. Summers in UAE (between April and September) are extremely hot, making sightseeing during the day impossible. However, it is the cheapest time to visit the city. Also, there are several indoor attractions that you can check out during the day, as most indoor places are fully air-conditioned.

  • Where to Stay in UAE

UAE is home to some of the most luxurious cities in the world, namely Dubai and Abu Dhabi. You would find some amazing hotels in both these cities. Some of the most popular is the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi and the Burj Al Arab and Hotel Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai. Apart from these, there are several 2-stars, 3-stars and 4-stars hotel in both the cities. There are so many options in all the Emirate cities of UAE that finding one that fits your budget is not difficult.

  • Traveling Tips for UAE
    • The days are warm in the UAE, even during winters. Hence, pack comfortable, cotton clothes for traveling.
    • Apart from Dubai, all the other Emirates are a lit conservative when it comes to clothing. Make sure that your arms, knees, and cleavage are covered, especially when you are visiting mosques.
    • PDA is a definite no-no in the UAE. If you are caught, you could be fined, jailed or even deported.
    • Drinking in public areas and drinking and driving are illegal in the UAE. You can only drink at licensed restaurants and bars.
    • Swimwear is allowed at the beaches and pool areas. Cover yourself appropriately while traveling from your hotel or room to the pool area or beach.
    • If you are visiting during Ramadan, you should refrain from eating or drinking in public till the time of sunset.


Rayna Tours and Travels have been in the business of sponsoring visas and obtaining visas promptly for their customers for several years now. You can trust them to guide you carefully in the process of your visa application. With their sponsorship and support, you will be able to obtain your visa within a day or two and travel to the UAE immediately. We wish you luck on your travels to the UAE.

Aanchal is a writer by profession and an avid foodie. She loves travelling, exploring and adding cherished experiences to the book of life.

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