Visitors Visit Ras Al Khaimah Visitors coming from outside the UAE
Visitors coming from outside the UAE

If youlive outside the UAE and are planning to visit RAK, you must first acquire a VisitVisa to be able to enter the UAE. Several steps must be followed to obtain your visa.

GCC citizens do not require any visa and are free to enter the UAE from any port of entry by showing their GCC country passport or ID card.

Check if you are eligible for a Visa on Arrival in the UAE

Citizens of Australia, Austria, Andorra, Belgium, Brunei, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Republic of South Korea, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, the United States, the United Kingdom and the Vatican can get a visa upon arrival at any airport within the UAE. 

However, this list is subject to change from time to time and it is therefore advisable to check with the UAE embassy abroad or the airline company before coming to the UAE.

Citizens of other countries not included on the list mentioned above need to apply for a visit entry permit (valid for 30, 40 or 60 days) through a sponsor,which can be an entity such as a tourism establishment, hotel, airline or other company based in the UAE.The visa must be issued prior to arrival in the UAE.

Please note that this type of visa is non-renewable and is valid for 30 days (short term visits) and for 90 days (long terms visits).
For more information on the issuance of a Visit Visa, visit the General Directorate of Residency & Foreigners Affairs - RAK or the nearest embassy or council of the UAE in your country.

You can travel toRas Al Khaimah by car from neighbouring countries such as Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, KSA and other countries, or by plane through RAK International Airportwhich is only 20 minutes away from the centre of the city.

RAK International Airport

Situated 18 kilometers from the city, and only 45 minutes north of Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RKT) is the rapidly growing Northern Emirates Gateway to the UAE.  RKT is the leading low cost and charter airport in the region and offers efficient 24/7 operations.  With ample slot availability, sizeable catchment area (5 of the other 6 emirates are within an hour’s drive), strong local economy, booming tourism sector and excellent road network, RKT is attracting leading passenger and cargo carriers. From the passenger perspective, Air Arabia uses RKT as a hub to 10 destinations, Qatar Airways recently commenced operations through Doha to over 150 connections, and Air India Express commenced services from March 2016.

On the commercial side RKT offers a distinct price and service advantage, with the most competitive terms in the region, and all-inclusive deals are a particular specialization, providing partners with a further strategic advantage

For more information about RAK International Airport, visit or

P.O. Box: 501, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
Tel.: +971 7 2448111 / +971 7 2075200
Fax: +971 7 2448199