If your spouse or child is a citizen of the countries listed below, he or she does not need to obtain a visa before entry, if the duration of stay is less than one month. This includes travel for business, tourism, or in transit, the countries listed are:- United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Finland, South Korea, Spain, Monaco, Vatican, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.
If your spouse or child is a citizen of a country not listed above--even if they have a US Green Card or a US student visa- they will require a visa for travel to the UAE. For instructions on obtaining a visit visa, tourist visa, or transit visa please visit our Visa Requirements page for non-US citizens.
If your stay is longer than one month, then you and your family, regardless of citizenship, will be required to obtain a visit visa.