Frequently Asked Questions

Q1 - What is the UAE Capital?

United Arab Emirates Capital is Abu Dhabi

Q2 - What is the Seven Emirates?

The seven emirates are Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah, Ras al-Khaimah, Fujairah and Umm al-Quwain

Q3 - What is the official UAE language?

The official language is Arabic, but English is the main language in higher education

Q4 - What is UAE Currency?

Currency is the dirham - AED(one dirham = 100 fils).

Q5 - What is the UAE International Dialing code?

International dialing code is +971 and internet domain is .ae

Q6 - When is the Weekend in UAE?

The weekend is taken on Friday and Saturday, as Friday is the Muslim holy day.

Q2 - What are the shopping outlets in UAE?

The UAE has many glitzy shopping malls, modest shopping districts and classic traditional markets (souks in Arabic). Each has its own charm and character.

Find malls and traditional souks in:

Q3 - What are the places for dining in UAE?

There are restaurants and cafés all across the country, located in shopping malls either as stand-alone establishments or in food courts. They are also located in hotels, shopping districts, residential areas and country clubs.

Search for Dining options in:

Q4 - What are the Theme Parks in UAE

There a variety of theme parks in the UAE which guarantee entertainment to the whole family. Some of them are listed below. Check their websites to plan your visit and book your tickets.

Theme parks in Abu Dhabi
Ferrari World
Yas Waterworld
Emirates Park Zoo
Al Ain Zoo
Wadi Adventure (water park).

Theme parks in Dubai
LegoLand Legoland Water Park
Bollywood Parks
Wild Wadi (water park)
Aquaventure (water park)
SEGA Republic

Theme parks in Sharjah
Al-Montazah (water park)
Other parks (Al Montazah Park, Sharjah National Park, Green Belt Park, Al Majaz Waterfront

Theme parks in Ras Al Khaimah
Iceland Water Park
Saqr Park

Theme parks in Umm Al Quwain
Dreamland Aqua Park
Happy Land

Q5 - How can I find Events in UAE?

The UAE is a regional hub for events, meetings, conventions, conferences and exhibitions.

Find your event:
Events in Abu Dhabi - the official events portal of Abu Dhabi
Events in Dubai - the official events portal of Dubai
Events in Sharjah - Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority
Events in Ras Al Khaimah - Ras Al Khaimah tourism website
Events in Ajman - Ajman Tourism Development Authority
Events in Fujairah - Fujairah Tourism and Antiquities Authority

Q6 - What is the Culture in UAE?

The UAE has lived through the Paleolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages.

Discover the history of the UAE by visiting the:
Archaeological sites in the UAE
The National Registry of  Archaeological Sites 
The National Registry of Artifacts
UAE history
Archaeological sites - the official portal of Abu Dhabi Government
Archaeological and historic sites - the official portal of tourism in Dubai
Archaeological sites - Archaeology and heritage - Umm Al Quwain

Q1 - What are the Key requirements of a student’s visa?

In order to secure a freshman student’s visa, the applicant must obtain an official admission letter from the university he is studying at. For older students, a certificate of continuation of study is needed. Other requirements include:

Q2 - Is there any related eServices?

Entry permit for study - Ministry of Interior
Extend entry permit for study - Ministry of Interior
Entry permit for training, studying, rehabilitation, or similar purpose – GDRFA-Dubai. 

Q3 - What Is the Long-Term Visa

On 24 November 2018, the UAE government approved a decision to grant a 5-year visa to outstanding students.
Eligibility conditions for a 5-year visa are:

  • School students must graduate with a grade of at least 95 per cent from secondary schools whether public or private.
  • University students must graduate with a distinctive GPA of at least 3.75 from universities within and outside the country.

Q4 - What are the Visa Channels in UAE

The eChannels portal
Through the eChannels portal, individuals and companies registered in the UAE can apply for a new visa or visa renewal. In order to apply, individuals and companies must first register themselves. Note that eVisa can be used at entry port in the UAE without the need to put the original visa in the entry port before the arrival of the sponsored.

The website of GDRFA?
You can apply online for visa through the websites of the relevant General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in each emirate. The links to GDRFA are listed below:

GDRFA of Dubai provides one more website, through which Dubai nationals and residents can apply for entry permit and residence visa for their families. Visitors can apply for extension to visas on arrival.

Mobile apps
You may apply for UAE entry permit and residence visa through:

  • The ICA UAE eChannels
  • The GDRFA Dubai app     .

Please see further information about via the following link: Golden Residency

Please refer to the following websites for the latest developments regarding covid-19 in the UAE :

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Ministy of Education