The United Arab Emirates has announced that no tourist visa fee will be charged for children below 18 years.
The announcement was made on Wednesday, June 19 by the UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship as the authority also said that the children who are accompanying their parents to the UAE will not be charged the visa fee.
The authority said that the freedom was to be enjoyed by those below 18-years of age, entering the emirates between July 15 and September 15 each year and provided that they are accompanied by a parent, regardless of the validity of the visa of the parent.
To this effect, the authority also announced that it will launch a campaign in the cause of the week to define the exemptions granted to the tourists and how to obtain them during the period under review.
The authority also suggested that those wishing to benefit from these facilities can apply through the authority’s electronic channel and can fill the family tourism visa with parents’ data, then add the children’s data through the system.
This online news platform understands that the parents might need to provide proof that the children are actually below 18-years during the period of application.
The authority furthered that tourists could apply for family travel visas through the approved travel and tourism offices in their countries as well as through the offices of national carriers, Etihad Airways, FlyDubai, Emirates, and Air Arabia.