xty wrote:1. No, due to nationality, she can't do visa run (which is actually visa on arrival). She needs to go to UAE embassy in the country where she lives now.
First off there are two types of Visa runs 1. visa on arrival See a visa on arrival is for someone like me, every 2 months I can fly to Doha, drive to Oman, etc and then come back and get a fresh stamp on my passport, there are 33 countries that have this privilege in Dubai, the privilege of flying in without the need of a sponsor.
Okay safe to assume she is not from one of these countries, so the second thing is a visa run that is sponsored by a tourist company(maybe I should have been more clear) this is what the Pilipino, Indian, Chinese, Russian etc. population do that aren't from the lucky 33 they fly to kish, take a boat to Iran, fly to Doha, etc. When they leave the country the tour company starts doing the leg work to get them back in the country, they fill out all the paperwork etc. and sponsor them for another 'tourist' visa back into Dubai, this is what I was referring to for your friend. Depending on the company they go with they get picked up from central places in Dubai and Sharjah, bussed out to an airport in the UAE, RAK is pretty popular and off they go. they land in lets say, Kish or Doha, stick around for 3-5 hours or possibly a couple days while the visa is being processed and then fly back. I don’t know if this works for every single national group though but a lot do this.
If it is not too personal of a question may I ask where her passport is from? Maybe someone from that ethnicity can offer personal experience.