Indian Passport Holders need to get a Visa in advance before leaving for Dubai Shopping Festival. Fortunately the process is quite easy and takes approximately 5-7 working days. It’s better than packages as you normally don’t need local tours for shopping. Thus booking your own tickets and grabbing one of the several Dubai festival hotel deals saves money and gives you your own time and pace for shopping.
Online Visa for Dubai Shopping Festival with Emirates
If you are planning to visit Dubai Shopping Festival, the easiest way to get a visa is book your ticket on emirates.com and then apply for an online UAE visa on emirates website.
When you are travelling to or stopping over in Dubai with Emirates, you can submit an application and receive your UAE visa entirely online – without having to submit your passport for stamping.
However, if you are not planning to fly emirates, you can apply for UAE visa for Dubai Shopping Festival through these channels also.
Dubai Visa & Marhaba Services
Dubai Visa & Marhaba Services is a good service to get a visa for Dubai Shopping Festival. It eliminates the need for a local sponsor or coordination with the hotel.
Flights & Hotels for Dubai Shopping Festival
Before you apply for a visa to attend Dubai Shopping Festival, you might be required to have confirmed air-tickets and hotel reservations. If you are not sure about dates, you can book completely refundable flight tickets and hotels. You can book flight tickets on Expedia. Hotels can be blocked by using your credit card (without actually paying). See deals on HotelBhai.com for Dubai Shopping Festival.