Dubai is home to the Emirates National Airlines which connects Dubai and UAE with many cities located in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and other parts of the world. IndoGo, Jet Airways, Air India, SpiceJet, Air India Express and Flydubai are the other flying options available for those travelling from India to Dubai. One can also board flight from several Indian cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and many more.
For an India citizen applying for Dubai visa following are the eligibility criterions one should take care of: Indian citizen, once in the last five years, should have travelled to or should own a valid visa for the countries such as USA, UK, Schengen countries, European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Canada, Switzerland and Japan. Or If criterion 1 is not met, the Indian citizen should attach below mentioned financial supporting document to support their application. 1. Income tax returns for last 2 years having minimum gross total income of Rs. 2 lakhs annually or, 2. Form 16 for last 2 years issued by the employer with annual salary of at least Rs. 2 lakhs or, 3. Investment documents in the form of post office deposits or bank fixed deposits aggregating to Rs. 5 lakhs (All the above mentioned documents should be at least 1 year old from the date of application. They should also be valid for at least another 1 year or more. Deposits made with Co-operative banks are not accepted.)
Note: If you have a valid US visa, you are eligible for visa on arrival. Documents required - Valid Indian passport, return flight tickets and proof of accommodation.
Emirates Express connects Dubai to all other emirates. One can easily avail the frequent bus services between Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Masafi, Abu Dhabi and others.
The Dubai International Airport is the only airport in the metropolis and is the busiest in the UAE. Several airline operate here including the Emirates Airlines (Dubaiês official international airline, connecting the city to more than a 100 destinations worldwide), FlyDubai (an LCC) and Etihad. Another way to enter the city is through the Sharjah International Airport with Air Arabia. A taxi ride from airport will get you to the main city in no time.
Tentative return flight prices to Dubai from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|New Delhi||₹ 19,736 Non-stop|
|Bengaluru||₹ 22,450 Non-stop|
|Chennai||₹ 24,229 Non-stop|
|Hyderabad||₹ 24,917 Non-stop|
|Kolkata||₹ 32,029 Non-stop|
If you are planning to visit Dubai through road, the only way to enter the city is through Oman. There is no requirement of any permit but only an exit charge of OMR 3000. On your way back, you will need to produce the payment receipt in order to re-enter Oman.
No railway routes are available for Dubai as of now.
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Getting around in Dubai is quite easy with several options for local transportation available. Dubai Metro, local buses, monorails, waterbuses and abras (motorized traditional wooden boats) are the available options. One can buy a rechargeable Nol Card which can be used for metro, buses, trams and water buses. They can also be used for inter-city bus services around Dubai. There are four categories of the card depending upon the requirement. Cards are easily available at ticket offices of any metro or some bus stations. As a tourist, you would typically want to get a 1 day or a 7-day pass. Children under the age of five years can travel free. For further information, visit the website www.nol.ae
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