Questions

Who can travel?

These nationalities are welcome and meet the goverment criteria to come on the trips with us

TOURIST VISA RENEWAL or STATUS CHANGE. 30 day visa with 9 day grace period, can only be renewed on days 31-39
(ignore rumours to the contrary) Unlimited number of visa runs. 

  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
  • USA
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Brunei
  • Seychelles
  • South Korea (has 90 day visa)
  • Argentina (has 90 day visa)

All other European nationalities get 90 day non-renewable tourist visas and can only do a visa run under the following conditions:

CANCELLATION PAPER. Changing from cancelled residence visa to tourist visa:  

  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
  • USA
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Brunei
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Lativa
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Seychelles
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

ENTRY PERMIT. Changing from UAE tourist visa and getting entry permit stamped for UAE resident visa: 

  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
  • USA
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Brunei
  • South Africa
  • Lebanon
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Taiwan
  • Seychelles
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • French Guyana
  • Paraguay
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

 

What type of vehicle is it?

Decent Hyundai H1 vans. Yes, they have AC and seatbelts. A group of 5-9 passengers, usually Brits, Aussies, Kiwis, Yanks and the rest as listed. The driver knows what he's doing, drives well and speaks English fine.

Can we stop on the way?

Yes. We'll stop at a good petrol station where drinks, hot & cold food and toilets are available. Also we will stop for 20-30 minutes at the border post where facilities are available.

 

Can children come on the trip?

Children are welcome. Bring the child seat if theyr're under 5 years old. This is law since April 2017. Strictly no children/babies riding on the laps of passengers.

A ticket must be booked for any child coming on the trip. 

What to bring?

  • Passport obviously
  • 35AED Exit fee to get out of UAE
  • 200AED for your visa to get into Oman unless you have a UAE res. visa, then its only 50AED.
  • If youre switching from/to a job or spouse visa then bring your Entry Permit or Cancellation paper
  • Extra cash if you've been naughty and need to pay a fine. Cash is king. Leave your airmiles at home.
  • Sense of humour

Where do you pick up and drop off from?

Currently all trips pick up from Dubai Marina mall, from the main entrance of the mall. The exact location of our pickup and drop off's can be found on our Departure Locations page HERE. You can zoom in on the map to see the exact place the vehicle will pick you up from.

 

Grace period, or no grace period?

All 30 day tourist visas have a 9 day grace period, A 30 day tourist visa has a 9 day grace period and can only be renewed in this period 31-39 days.

Nationalities who receive 90 day tourist visas have no grace period. 

When a Residence Visa is cancelled the person can exit any day on or before the date written on the cancellation paper. Usually a grace period of around 30 days to exit. Stay longer and you'll get fined.

If a tourist visa has been extended through the DNRD/Immigration there is no grace period.

How can I make a booking?

Reserve your seat online, its easy peasy.

Then choose to pay online or on the day

Only bookings for private trips done over the phone. Normal bookings need to be done online. 

We do not take bookings over the phone. You can book your seat/ seats by clicking date and trip you want on our Booking Calendar. The details are then displayed underneath. Click Go Book, enter your info. Then choose if you would like to pay online using Paypal with a debit or credit card or cash by selecting Pay on the Day.

Any problems booking? Check you dont have a Pop-up blocker, your computers time and date is set accurately, try using a different internet browser, different computer, restart, smart phone or if stuck, give us a call.

When do you go?

Numerous daily trips, every day of the year. Please refer to our Bookings Page for more detail about the dates and times.

How long is the trip?

The journey is over 300km. 1 hour into the journey we will stop for a quick break so you can stretch your legs and pick up any food or drinksetc. Around an hour later we will arrive to the border posts where we will stop to process the visas.
The total journey time there and back including the time spent stopping is around 5 hours. 

Why Go Tours?

We are the UAE's number one Visa Run solution since 2010

Our service is simple, reliable and affordable

Many available trip dates and times to suit your schedule

We are experts in the visa run process, meaning you can chill out and enjoy the ride.

Our drivers and staff have years of experience and good relations with all border staff

Any problem that can occur, we will have already seen it and handled it before.

Our drivers are highly trained and with professional driving qualifications with many years experience

Our vehicles are new, safe, comfortable and regularly maintained.

Meet other interesting people, less boring than driving, dont go paranoid looking for radars, dont go dizzy looking at maps, cheaper than renting a car & Oman insurance and costs about the same as what you would spend on petrol...and less polluting. Save the enviroment!

 

I entered UAE before using E-Gate/Smart gate so I did not get an entry stamp, is this a problem?

This is also ok because the main visa record is held in the immigration system on the computer, not just in the passport. 

How much does the trip cost?

The cost of our transport is adverttised for each trip on our website booking calendar here. Prices are from only 100AED return.

Then there is 35AED tax to exit the UAE and 200AED for the Oman visit visa.

 

How are your drivers?

Our drivers are extensively trained on how to drive well, safely, smoothly and efficiently. They are well experienced, knowledgeable of all routes, procedures and protocols at the border posts, and guaranteed to make your journey safe, efficient and pleasurable. 

The drivers guide all the passengers in detail through the border procedures so you can be sure you have nothing to worry about and everything will be under control.

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Testimonials
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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.

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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

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Moraig / New Zealand / Palm Jumeirah / 28 June 17
Thanks for a great visa run yesterday. My best so far in 10 years of living here. See you in 38 days.
 
Regards
 
Moraig
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Lamia / German / Business Bay / 27 June 17

Thank you very much for the tour.Everything
was easy going and professional.Big thank you to the driver who has been very nice!
I will recommend you!

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Zoe / British / Tecom / 7th May 17
Dear Go Tours, 
 
I went to Oman yesterday and would just like to say how great your driver was. He was friendly, organized and made the whole process smooth, easy and hassle free. I would definitely use your services again and recommend it to others. 
 
Warm Regards
Zoe 
News & Events
Visa Rules: An example for clarity / Thu 07 2017

If your previous entry was June 22nd then your visa expires on July 22nd. Therefore you should arrange your visa-run exit on July 22nd or within the 9-day grace period after July 22nd.

If your previous entry was June 22nd then your visa expires on July 22nd. If you plan your visa-run exit for July 20th (or even July 21st), i.e. before your visa expires, then Immigration at the borders will not issue a new visa. Instead they will ask you to come back when your visa expires. Anyone switching from resident to tourist or tourist to resident can arrange their visa-run any time within the 30-day period.