New Visa Run rules coming soon

We have heard that there may be new rules affecting visa runs coming soon. We do not know the specific details yet, but will update the website as soon as the changes come into effect. 

Check the news page here for any updates before making any booking. 

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Claudia / South African / November 2017

Very helpful and informative service. Quick response to queries and very knowledgeable. Did the Visa run about 2 weeks ago and was really grateful for this service as it can be quite daunting. They also assisted me at Immigration when it seemed I was having issues so it all worked out well. The trip is made comfortable with a clean van and AC, as well as a pit-stop. They are currently assisting with my son's Visa Run and responding to my queries quickly and efficiently. Great job! Thank you!

Grant / British / Palm Jumeirah / October 17

I travelled to Oman for a "visa run" with my 2 children 6yrs and 9 yrs. The van/car was clean, good AC, friendly and helpful driver. He stopped for a few minutes after an hour for a toilet stop and a drink, then onwards to Oman. The driver directed us in the right direction and stayed with us at the Dubai side of immigration and collected us upon our walk over the road and back from Oman. Overall, a good professional and safe company, well done!

Angela / British / Motor City / October 17

Every trip I've done with Go Tours has been seemless and hassle free and that's why I recommend you

Onesmus / German / JBR / 4th Aug 17

The trip went well and couldn’t have asked for better service and conversation along the way.  The entire process was quick and painless, but glad to have someone who knew the way and process.

Dr Kashif / Canadian / Sharjah / 17 July 17

I have utilised your services on the 16th of July and found them very satisfactory and upto the mark. The driver was outstanding,

Kind Regards

Dr Kashif

News & Events
NEW VISA RULES: January 2018 / Tue 02 2018


The New Rule is that the following nationalities receive 30 day single-entry visas. 

  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
  • USA
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan

What has changed?

The old rule: Previously if you re-entered UAE before your original 30 day visit visa had expired, you would not receive a new visa. It was a multiple-entry visa and could only be renewed by overstaying and travelling in the 9 day grace period between 31-39 days. This led to a huge amount of confusion and many customers paying overstay fines that they were unaware they had or being thoroughly confused as to when they needed to exit. 

The new rule: Effective immediately, Every time you enter UAE or re-enter UAE you will get a new visa. This much simpler rule means that the nationalities above can exit any time within their 30 day visa period by doing a visa run with us and return with a new visit visa. There is currently still a 9 day grace period, so overstaying the 30 day visa is an option, however this grace period is not officially mentioned anywhere we can find and might be cancelled without notice. 

As such we do not recommend or advise any customers to travel during the grace period if it can be avoided because many customers miscalculate or forget and end up paying overstay fines that could easily have been avoided. 

We recommend all our customers from the countries above to travel before the 30 day visa expires.

Other Rules:

As for all countries, the date of the entry stamp in your passport is counted as day number 1.

If you entered through the airport E-gate and didnt receive a stamp in your passport, the day that you entered is counted as day number 1. 

If you have a cancelled residence visa and need to exit to change status you will need to exit before the expiry date of your Cancellation paper. This is usually a 28-30 day period from when the visa is cancelled to when you need to exit the country. 

If you have an Entry permit for a new Residence visa, you can travel with us at any time to change status from tourist to resident, but its recommended to do it as soon as possible otherwise your entry permit may expire and you will have to re-do the whole visa application process. 

Schengen nationalities (all the EU countries excluding Great Britain and Ireland) still receive 90 day multiple-entry visas. These are issued every 180 days. Days spent outside the UAE during the 180 day period do not count towards the total of 90 days permitted.