Biotech Middle East 2017

Exhibition and Conference

4 - 6 December 2017
Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre

Visa Information


Citizens of the GCC nations - Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Note: As of 29 April 2016, GCC residence permit holders will need to apply for a UAE visa before arriving in Dubai.

Nationals other than those of the above lists require an entry visa that will need to be arranged prior to arrival.


If your country of nationality appears on the below list of eligible countries, no advance visa arrangements are required to visit the UAE. Simply disembark your flight at Dubai International Airport and proceed to Immigration, where your passport will be stamped with a 30-day visit visa free of charge. This can be extended for an additional 30 days at an additional charge.

Europe: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City.

Americas: United States of America, Canada

Oceanic/Pacific: Australia, New Zealand

Asia: Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea


If your country doesn't appear in the above list, please check the below link to find out the nearest UAE embassy/consulate in your country:

For visitors and conference participants

The organizer is not authorised to process visa applications for visitors. Processing of visas for visitors can only be arranged through our official Travel Partner Tripaxis Events, your hotel, airline or the UAE Embassy in your country. Please click here for our official Travel Partner Tripaxis Events contact details.

If you need a visa invitation letter to submit to the UAE embassy, Contact us to request for one.

For confirmed Exhibitors

The organizer can assist with the visa application process for confirmed exhibitors. Contact us to assist in arranging your visa through our official travel partner, or alternatively, visas can be arranged through your hotel or Emirates Airlines.

Visa requirements

A minimum of five international working days prior to arrival in Dubai is required for the visa process, however; we recommend that applications are made as early as possible.

Applicants' passports must have at least six months' validity as of their date of travel to Dubai.

Please contact our official travel partner by Email to should you need to know more about the visa information, requirements and process.


  • It is your sole responsibility to obtain a visa where the same is required and we shall accept no liability for your failure to do so. Please also note that entry into the UAE is subject to immigration approval.

  • The visa information provided here is for information purposes and to be used at your own risk. Visa rules are subject to change without warning. Contact your nearest embassy for the most up-to-date information

  • Please be aware that we won’t be able to contact directly consulates and embassies.