Goal 8

Decision to exempt children of tourists under the age of 18 from entry visa fees

The ICA called upon all the tourists visiting the UAE and who plan to visit it during the summer (starting from July 15 to September 15 of each year) to take advantage of the valuable facilities and incentives offered by the state, foremost of which is the exemption of their companions under the age of 18 from Entry visa fees at the country's airports. The exemption decision also covers border ports, national carriers and travel and tourism offices. Those interested can apply for the service through the ICA's E-channels (smartservices.ica.gov.ae) and the smart application (ica uae smart), and This resolution supports goal (8) of the sustainable development goals (decent work and economic growth).