The establishment of Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, UAE and Embassy of UAE are the result of an age old India-UAE bilateral relations which can be traced back to at least 3000 B.C. India shares many things with the United Arab Emirates comprised of 7 independent emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Al-Fujayrah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Qaiwain with Abu Dhabi as its capital. Both the Embassy of India and Embassy of UAE are maintaining the old and traditional relations of barter trade which India had with UAE for clothes and spices in exchange for dates and pearls. However, the diplomatic relations between India and United Arab Emirates were strengthened only after creation of the Federation in 1971. Recently, many high-level interactions between India and UAE have been taken place to promote the bonds of mutual friendship between the Embassy of India and Embassy of UAE for international cooperation. It is because of this cordial relation between Indian Embassy and Embassy of United Arab Emirates that UAE has become a home to over one million Indians. Both the Embassy of India and Embassy of United Arab Emirates have pursued with FICCI to organize the Joint Business Council's meeting in November 2007.
Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Plot No. 10, Sector W-59/02
Diplomatic Area, Off-Airport Road,
PO Box 4090,
UAE nationals as also nationals of other countries residing in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi are required to apply in the prescribed form for visa.
The application, complete in all respects, with two passport-size photographs and a photocopy of the passport, should be submitted in person with the prescribed fee at the designated counter in the Embassy between 9.00 AM and 12.00 AM on any working day. The visa will be processed and the passport returned the next working day between 2.30 PM and 4.00 PM. The prescribed application form may be obtained from the Reception Counter.
Applicants are advised to check whether the Embassy is working on a particualr day. An appropriate notice is put up in the Embassy premise about the forthcoming holidays.