Flying to Kish Island from Dubai for visa change.

These days anyone who come to Dubai on tourist visa should exit from Dubai and enter again to get the work visa, so the easiest way is to fly to the nearest country, there are many possible countries to fly such as Oman, Qatar or any nearest countries. To fly to any country you must get a visa unless you cannot travel there. But Kish you do not need a visa since it’s a freezone Island, you do not need a visa to fly to Kish Island. You only need up and down ticket and your passport.

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About Kish Island.

Kish Island is a beautiful island and touristic resort located on the north east of the Persian Gulf (Khalij-e Fars) about 17 km (10.2 miles) from the southern offshore of the mainland Iran. Kish is a free trade zone.

To know more about Kish : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kish_Island

Many people (most of all) do not have any idea about Kish and what happens there when you go, so I intend to write this to provide some information’s based on my experience in Kish Islands.

Needed things prior to fly Kish:

  • Passport
  • Air Ticket to Kish (around 700AED)
  • Deposit at the airport  (around 1500AED)
  • Pocket Money
  • Hotel Deposit (500 for Arabian or Africans & 300 for others)
  • Cloths & other things for minimum 3 days

Expenses with pricing

  • Room charge : 40AED (free for first day) – Price may change depend on the Hotel or may have to keep a deposit.
  • Breakfast : Free
  • Lunch : 10AED
  • Dinner : 5AED – 9AED
  • Tea : 1AED
  • Tea with Milk : 1.5AED
  • Soft Drink : 2AED
  • Internet for 1 Hour : 5AED (Very Slow)
  • International calls : 1.5AED per Min
  • Wifi 1 Hour: 5AED
  • Photocopy : 5AED
  • Scan : 7AED
  • Du or Etisalat Cards : 5AED extra
  • Taxi : 20AED up and down
  • Bus to airport : 5AED (but it should be 1AED if many)

Over Stay

If you stay more than 14 days you will have to get an Iranian visa it might cost 70 AED

*You cannot call and your phone works on roaming, outgoing calls are not allowed, only incoming is allowed, but messaging is allowed.  If you stay for long days its better you buy a local SIM Card its cheaper (25AED).

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When we book the ticket the ticketing office do not give us any information about what will happen in Kish, unless we ask them many times, some they charge extra amount for the hotel and other facilities, for me they charged 750AED saying it is for the hotel, but the truth is you only have to pay for the ticket do not pay for anything else.

According to my knowledge, the Kish airline has few affiliated hotels (lodge), you will have to stay there they are especially for the visitors who travel Kish for visa changing. If they say Hotel it means it’s a Camp or lodge, each room has around 5 – 6 beds, everything is shared, you are responsible for your things and you will find many nationalities in groups, so you can join them when you go there, as a Sri Lankan I was with a nice group of Sri Lankan, they treated me like their own blood. And every one helps each other.

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Do’s and Don’ts when you are in Kish

From Dubai to Kish Island it will take around 40min, the flight is not comfortable but they provide a good service, they give you a box in it you will find a piece of cake, a drink packet (mango) and salted peanuts. When you arrive you will find a big signage which says “WELCOME TO BEAUTIFUL KISH ISLAND” and mostly all of them laughs, still I laugh when I think if my days in Kish because we are not in the beautiful part of the island we wore in an isolated place. When you arrive to Kish you should follow some important instructions and there are few things you must know before you fly there.

Do’s

  • Take some extra money; you should take minimum 800AED, since you must pay for the hotel 500 deposits if you are Arabian or African, 300 for other nationalities.
  • If you are a female you should cover your body with “Abaya” it is a must, so take some decent cloths, if you do not have they will provide you at the airport.
  • Life there is not easy it’s expensive and you cannot assure that you will get the visa as your employer promised so be prepared.
  • Send the hotel Fax & email to your employer so when they got your visa they will send to the hotel and then they will print it to you.
  • When you receive your visa take it and go to the Kish Airline office and schedule your flight then go to the hotel and inform them so they will check out you and provide your passport and deposit money.
  • There are two flights each day and your hotel will provide you the bus transport, there is a bus in the morning 7AM and there is one in the evening.
  • Please check for the arrival airport and terminal when you are booking the tickets back to Dubai.
  • Do not forget to get the deposit at the airport when you coming back.

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Don’ts

  • If you are a female please wear decent cloths, it is prohibited to wear open cloths.
  • Drinking alcohol or any other is strictly prohibited but smoking is allowed
  • Do not misplace or be carless on your belongings.
  • Do not pay any think more than the ticket fare to the travel agency.
  • Do not pay anything more than the deposit and room rent in the hotel, also do not forget to get your hotel deposit.
  • Do not take photos at the airport, there are no sing boards, but it is strictly prohibited.

The life there in Kish is not really fun as we thought, it’s a hard life there, we are not tourist we go there to get our work visa, so it is normal to experience such stay there, but please keep in mind it may take many days to get your visa, some stay here for many weeks, I met one person he was there for 40 days, so be prepared for the consequences.

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When you arrive to the Kish airport to fly Dubai, make sure you have your visa copy and tickets, the flight is mostly to Dubai, so if your visa is in Sharja or Abu Dhabi airport please inform to your employer. When you arrive to Dubai there is a counter to collect your Visas, you should show your visa copy and collect the original visa, then check out from the immigration.

Done! You are in Dubai.

Let’s enjoy our stay in this beautiful multidivers country.

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208 thoughts on “Flying to Kish Island from Dubai for visa change.

  1. Mohamed

    Your article is very useful, Thank you

    • Thank you Mohamed

      • Charyll

        hi! Thank you, i find this very useful and informative. I need to know how call Kish. Im calling a dubai cellphone number and i cant get through.

        • Thanks for the appreciation, why do you need to call Kish ? and to whom do you want to call ?.

          If you want to travel Kish you can simply approach a Kish Travel agent and get all the needed details.

        • soaib

          I live in kish island, I have a tourism service company,
          this is my email : soaib.azizi@gmail.com

    • Lijo

      Can u tell the Hotel name..near to airport or chepest rate and more comfortable.May be I want to stay two weeks..

  2. uttam gurung

    Thanks for the article. It is very useful.

    • you are welcome, please share this if its useful.

  3. Kavitha

    Hi,

    Please tell me is that place safe for girls to stay alone overnight

    • yes it is, and Kish is an Island from Iran, they are so strict on those issues, you will be sent to a hotel or a camp and the girls are separated from boys. no need to worry,

      Good luck

      • ajay

        thanks brother i going to send my wife its very good while see your comments

  4. Kavitha

    can we carry food item with us, please reply at earliest

    • Yes you have to carry food, better carry a bottle of water, you will not get any food in the Airplane.

  5. Esakha

    Sir,
    I’m from Kazakhstan. I have plan to travel to Dubai by tourist agent. And also I plan to go Kish island for 2-3 days just for rest. Kindly explain me , how to get ticket from Dubai airport to Kish and how much price, also need visa to Kish ?

    Thanks.

    • Thank you for reading my article bro,

      You can get air ticket from Dubai airport or any other travel agent, the price is mention in my article, then you dont need to have a visa it is on arrival visa from Dubai to kish.

      good luck

    • rosalie

      hi help tell me the airlines i can buy my ticket from Dubai to kish island?

  6. Manzoor

    Thanks Buddy for the above informations…… will help it lot …

    • You are welcome bro, If its useful please share on your tweets and facebook

      Thank you

  7. edge

    may i know what the 1500 aed deposit for at the airport?

    • Hi Edge, the 1500AED deposit is to ensure that you are going to Kish island for the visa change and you will return back, It is not a must for some nationalities i believe.

  8. You are so interesting! I don’t suppose I’ve read through a single thing like this before.
    So wonderful to find somebody with unique thoughts on this subject matter.
    Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This website is something that
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  9. Adepoju Dolapo James

    WAO
    I really love this article. keep the fire burning!!!

  10. umair

    what if we dont want to stay more than an hour in kish island. still we need 1500 AED?

    • I am not sure with that, but note: that you have to pay 1500AED at UAE airport before you go to kish, it is not compulsory for some nationalities as per my knowledge.

      • rosalie

        what is the name of the airline

        • Hi Rosalie,

          Kish air line is the only flight service there to kish and You can book the ticket from any Travel agencies here, you need to contact a travel agent since Kish Airline does not have an online booking system (as per my knowledge).

  11. Anitha

    hi,
    need your help as if i get visa today evening until wat tme i can book the tickets.. is there any time limit as since tomorrow is friday isit possible to book and come back to dubai from kish

    • Hi Anitha,

      If you get the visa when you are in kish, if you get it in the morning then there is a high chance you can book the ticket for the evening flight, if you get it in the evening then you will have to book the ticket the next day.

      good luck.

  12. noor

    hi Brother, your writing hand is superb. i m planing to go to kish to hire some female lady for my cleaning company. i want your advise on that pls.

    • Hi Noor,

      This Article is for the people flying to Kish Island for visa changing, and I do not know any thing related to what you have asked.

  13. vivian

    Am vivian a nigerian ,but in dubai now .i want to come to kish for my visa change please tell me what is require to be there.

    • As I mentioned in my blog, you need followings,

      Passport
      Air Ticket to Kish (around 700AED)
      Deposit at the airport (around 1500AED)
      Pocket Money
      Hotel Deposit (500 for Arabian or Africans & 300 for others)
      Cloths & other things for minimum 3 days

      Just message me if you need to know anything more about it.

      Good Luck, have a safe flight.

      • rojith

        is it compulsory to deposit 1500aed?

        • Hi Rojith,

          \it \depends on which country you are from, India, Pakistan, Srilanka, Philippines they have to keep a deposit.

        • Hi Rojith,

          it depends on which country you are from, India, Pakistan, Srilanka, Philippines they have to keep a deposit.

  14. Adil

    Hi bro, nice article. My employer says i have to travel Kish on this upcoming Monday but i was wondering why can’t they issue me visa from here? SO i could just take the visa with me and just travel back right away without waiting for them to send the visa? Also you mentioned that the Etisalat sim doesn’t work there? So i wont be able to contact them unless i get the local sim? and that air ticket of 700 AED is a return ticket? means for both going and coming back? is the hotel deposit must? Awaiting your answer

    • Hi Adil,

      Sorry for the late reply, In most cases they can not issue the visa unless you exit from the country (as per my knowledge), Kish is the only place near you can travel with out an arrival visa, you can contact your employer from the hotel local telephone, email. and they can call you but in most cases you can not call them.

      • Abdullah

        Hi,

        You can get your visa while staying here but you will have to pay an extra 660+550 = 1,210
        You employer will not be willing to pay this.

        • sreeram

          Hi sir,

          My employer is willing to pay this amount 1210 , but where we need to pay this

          I am in a tourist visa and my employer(Abudhabi) is saying me that he is going to apply my visa on the coming Sunday so i need to leave from here.

          Is it correct or kindly advise any other solutions without leaving from Dubai.

  15. Adil

    Hi rimaz I am also going to kish on Monday so that 700 is for the return ticket right ? Also do we have to pay that 300 hotel deposit and it’s refundable right ?

    • Hi Adil,

      Yes the Air ticket is around 700AED (But please check it in a travels), the hotel deposit differs depend on the hotel you stay, for me I had to deposit only 40AED, and yes if you deposit it is refundable.

      Good luck, and safe flight.

  16. Adil

    Alright thank you man hope for the best :)

  17. jijo

    Hai Rimaz,i am also going to kish on this week,what if i want to stay more than two weeks in kish island. still we need 1500 AED?to deposit in dubai airport?am an indian nationalities

    • Hi Ji,

      If you think that you have to stay there for morethan 2 weeks, then you must consider getting a visa in Kish, it is allowed to stay only 14 days in kish with out a kish visa, if you overstay you may have to get a kish visa, and also you have to deposit in Dubai airport.

      Good luck.

      • jijo

        Hai Rimaz,thanks for your valuable reply,i ask to this things (regarding the Deposit)one of the agency told me no need to deposit.especially for the indian nationality.and why we need to deposit in airport ?what the reason for that ?and how much for the KISH visa?do you have any idea?

        • Hi Jiji,

          You are welcome, as per my knowledge you have to keep a deposit, the reasons are.

          1. You dont get a Kish visa to arrive to kish Island, to go to any country you need a visa, at-least on-arival.
          2. It is just a assurance that you return back.

          but if the travel agent toled you that you dont need may be they are right. the Kish visa was max 700AED, but most of the travel charge 650AED.

          Please share the post among your friends (facebook, twitter, Google+)
          Good luck.

          • jijo

            Thank you Mr.Rimaz

  18. jijo

    Hai Rimaz,i just want ask you something,if i stay there in kish more than two weeks do you have any idea for the Expence,i mean how much money i should take?

    • Hi Jiji,

      Just read the post again to get a good idea of expenses, but I can list the expenses ass bellow,

      Room Rent = 40AED (min)
      Food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) : 6AED + 10AED + 9AED = 25AED
      Drinks = 1AED

      Total per Day = 66AED
      Total Basic Expenses per week = 462AED

      *This is may change according to your budget, and if you are going with few others better try to cook, or find some friends in the flight or there in the hotel and you can share the expenses.

      Please share your experiences when you come back.

  19. HABEEB

    HI Rimaz,
    Is there any money exchange service available there? can we arrange money via exchange from uae on unexpected delay of our visa issue.
    Thanks
    best regards,
    habib

    • Hi Habeeb,

      Yes there is money exchange, you can receive money from “Al Ansari Exchange”, as per my knowledge you can transfer money only from “Al Ansari Exchange”.

      Good luck, safe flight.

      Please share this post in (facebook, Twitter & Google+)

  20. Kaiser

    wow..I never knew that there is an island named Kish Isand, I am new in Dubai and will definitely visit Kish Island during weekend after ramdan. Thank for the post and pics rimaz :)

  21. Faaz

    Good job bro, keep it up :)

  22. Faaz

    Great msg bro,keep it up :)

  23. jijo

    Hai Mr.rimaz,sorry to disturb you again,i told u that am going to kish,i got the ticket from on of the agency in(dubai),after that i asking about my accommodation,but they told me they will not arrange that.i need to stay at least two weeks. how can i find the Lodge/Hotel?Because its a new place and where i can find ?is there is any hotel agents are there?and one more thing i just want ask u ,is there is any exchange over there like (Al-ansari/Western union).what are the documents need for withdrawing money?and where i can get my kish visa:?

    • Hi JiJI,

      Please read my conversation with others in the commenting area, you will find the answers to your questions, when you arrive the island you will get a transport (just try to sit in front or hurry to the check out after you land) and they will take you to their hotels, do not worry much, they have Taxi to pick you to hotel if you want, but better go with the crowd, I mean there will be a bus to take you to their hotels, and you just have to follow what I mentioned in the post.

      there are Exchange aswell.

      Good luck.

      Please share this post in (facebook, Twitter & Google+)

  24. ashriq.

    Hi,

    Can you tell me i want to exit to kish, i just cancelled from employment visa week back, now i m thinking to exit to kish, and i will receive my 90 days visa there, so will i able to return to Dubai.

    • Im am sorry I am not sure about that, you can google for forums and check.

  25. sofiya

    Dear Rimaz,

    Good day,

    i need some information on visa exchange in Oman. and why some visa exchanger prefer kish island to Oman.

    • Hi Sofiya,

      As I mentioned in my post, you do not need a visa to fly to kish island, but as per my knowledge if you are flying to Oman then you need a visa to Oman, thats why they prefer kish.

      Good luck

  26. Rheylyn

    Hi Mr, Rimaz,

    Just want to ask, what airline can i book my ticket to kish?

    • Hi Rheylyn,

      Kish airline is the only airline to fly, and there are many Travel agents to prove you the tickets. If any more questions please let me know,

      Good luck, safe travel.

      Please share this article on : facebook, Twitter & Google+

  27. Ganesh

    Hi Ramiz
    I am going to kish next week and stay there for more than 1 month . As you said after 14 days we have to get iranian visa for long stay. Do i need to do that myself or the hotel management will do that for me?

    Thanks
    Ganesh

    • Hi Ganesh,

      The Hotel Management will assist you,

      Good luck

  28. asif manzoor

    hi rimaz
    thanxs for all these replies it will help me alot just 1 question comes in my mind ,that deposit for room 500 or 300 is it the charge for all 14 days or 40 per day ,im little bit confused about it plese correct me nd the air port deposit 1500 its refundalbe i understood but where agin in dubai air port
    please ans me soon

    • Hi Asif,

      The hotel charge 40AED per day, they will calculate your stay and deduct it from your deposit, you will have to collect the refundable deposit form the Kish office in Dubai airport (the same office you will submit the deposit)

      Good luck

  29. asif manzoor

    i mean wats the charge for room per day

  30. asif manzoor

    thank u so much rimaz

    • You are welcome Asif,

      Please share this post on facebook, twitter and more.

      Thanks.

  31. infadh ahmed

    vallah ahsan ya habeeb,mashkooor for the information

    • Hi Ahamed,

      Thank you for the appreciation, Please share the post if you like them.

      JazakAllah

  32. Syed Fayaz

    I am residence of Dubai. I want to visit Kish island. Should i have the visa for kish in advance or at arrival at kish airport there is any visa??? if there is any visa, what are the visa charges.

  33. HI rimaz
    I want to ask if I exit from Dubai to iran minimum how many hours should I stay in the Iran.

    • Hi Arjun,

      It depends with your visa, you can leave as soon as you get your visa from uae.

      Good luck

  34. Ann Dela Cruz

    Hi Rimaz,

    This is very informative article, a good one. I’m off to Kish tomorrow night 10pm. Is it still safe as I travel alone and share a room to others?

    • Hi Ann,

      Yes it is safe to travel alone, and the ladies have their separate accommodations, you can hang out with your nationalities.

      Have a safe travel, good luck
      Welcome back to UAE.

  35. sonny ozzie

    Hello & Greetings

    Your enthusiacsm and dedication to help others is highly appreciated, although I can see the same question appear over and over, which you had described in the beginning of the article.
    Will it be more articulate if you can rearrange the format and address via website, where general information could be filed under separate pages, such as:

    WHY KISH ?
    EXPENSES
    TRAVEL
    HOTEL
    FOOD
    VISA
    DO’S AND DONT’S

    People will take advantage to sign in and go fro the web page and find the answers once and for all, instead you are answering each and every individual the same information.
    If you need any assistance, I will contribute my time.
    Keep up the good work
    God Bless

  36. noufal

    hi rimas how is ramsan there timing and food ….am a keralite….

    • Hi Noufal,

      I am not sure with that, but there are restaurants you can buy food for sure, I hope they have arrangement for Ramazan aswell.

      Good luck.

  37. noufal

    There is keralaite Restaurants…

    • I am not sure with that, I have not seen any keralaite Restaurants, but I hope there are indians staying in kish same as you, most of the time they cook and eat together.

  38. osman ahmad

    Hi what is the 1500 airport for travel agent did not tell me about this

    • Please read my post fully, 1500AED is a security deposit for some nationalities.

  39. Raj

    Im Raj from Kolkata (India). I’m wanting to go Kish islands sometime ahead this month….. Wanting to have a longer stay there….wat all do I need….plzzzz bear with me as m gonna ask a few number of questions……

    *Do I need a Dubai transit visa…as thr r no direct flights to kish…hv to catch kish airlines from Dubai…so do I need a Dubai transit visa??

    *Shud I gt Iranian visa from Kolkata or cn I gt it easily in kish itself??

    *Cn other nationalities gt flats fr rent in kish, like a 1BHK??

    *If yes, do u hv any idea abt the rent thr??

    *i wnt to gradually settle dwn the in kish….set up small business thr….planning to open up an eatery…..is it advisable??

    *& lastly… If I hv to go to kish only & not to Dubai….do I still need to make that security deposit of 1500AED…?? *What is the rule for Indian Nationals abt the security deposits…??

    • Hi Raj,

      Thank you for the comments, This article is only about flying to kish Island from Dubai for visa change. and I am sorry I am not sure with those questions.
      I am not aware of business setups and other things.

      Thanks

  40. naufal.Qatsr

    Hi.
    Your article is so usefull.thanks for that.
    And my doubt is if i am going to kish from Qatar then how it will be the charges which is for ticket and deposit also..??

    • Hi Naufal,

      Thank you for the appreciation, I am unsure about the charges from Qatar to Dubai, Please you have to check from a travel agent in Qatar.

      Have a Great Day !

  41. irum

    can we get alone room means i dont want t stay with strangers peoples.

    • Hi Irum,

      Yes you can book a room in a hotel, please read the conversation for more information. you can check for hotels online and book them.

      Good luck.

  42. kashishholidays

    hey,

    i am going to kish island , and have booked a ticket to dubai from where i will buy kish island ticket.i need to ask:
    -do i need a dubai visa??since i wont enter dubai just buy ticket from airport itself.
    -if i do have a visa..then can i go and come back to dubai from kish island.( dxb-kish- dxb)

    also suggest the best hotel to stay in kish island.

    regards,

    • Hi,

      You can book ticket to Kish with return ticket from the travel agents here in Dubai, there are many travel agents who provide ticket to kish.
      You do not need a visa to fly to kish if you are flying from Dubai.

      Wish you good luck

      • Arslan

        when we have not got Dubai employment visa yet how can a travel agent issue RETURN Ticket. I think we will have to buy returning ticket from Kish?

        • Hi Arslan,

          You will buy the ticket with the return ticket, and when you fly to Kish you have to wait for your visa, then you have to re book the return ticket.

  43. supad

    Hi Rimaz,

    Thank you for this valuable insight, it is very helpful.

    Just a few questions.

    Does everyone on this visa quest have to pay 1500AED to exit Dubai airport as my friend has a Mauritian Passport and if you pay do you get it back?
    Could you recommend any hotels?
    Did you experience much crime there?
    My friend is very worried about going there.

    Many thanks

    • Hi Supad,

      I appreciate you for that,

      It is a security deposit that most of the nationalities have to keep at the Dubai airport, but you can check at the airport more details,
      Yes you can collect it when you are return.
      I dis not hear any proven crimes, but you better check online for more details. Better do not stay in camps like hotels.

      Good luck

  44. Letty

    Hi Rimaz,

    Enjoyed reading your article. It has a lot of helpful info and Ive noticed, much appreciated by many. Very kind gesture on your part to share your own experience also patience to respond in detail all queries. Its funny too!
    All the best!

    Letty

    • Hi Ms.Letty,

      Thank you for the appreciation, I wanted to share my experience with others since many do not know much thing about flying to knish Island and the procedure. it really helped many and I am so happy with that.

      Regards.

  45. Anil

    Hello Rimaz,

    Your details is informative. After my cancellation of current visa my new employer will issue me new visa before going to Kish. So, how many days I had to stay at kish if I had already employment visa of Dubai with me ?

    • Hi Anil,

      Thank you for the appreciation, Kish is an Exit alternative so If you have a Visa (Pink Copy) already even you can exit to Oman or Kish, If you exit to Oman you can return on the next Bus (you might have to schedule it with the travel agent). if you exit to Kish then you have to wait for the next booking for the flight, probably it will take only 1 day.

      Good luck
      Please Give a Like and share this post if you find it informative.

  46. Hassan

    Hi Rauf

    I am searching for information on how to travel from Dubai to Kish. I am a UK national and I don’t need visa to travel to Dubai. I believe I wont need any visa for Kish either. Now could you please clarify few things for me. I would really appreciate your help.

    1. How do I book a ticket from Dubai for Kish bound airlines
    2. Can I do it here online or do I have to do it from a travel agent in Dubai?
    3. If I have to purchase ticket from Dubai does it mean i have to do it outside airport? (which means staying in Dubai for longer than I want)
    4. Cost of return ticket (including agency charge)
    5. I am planning to stay there with my wife for 3 days. So roughly how much AED i need to take with me. Total please. And can I use Visa Debit card? Or do I need to take just cash?

    I know few of my questions are repetitive but its purely because I desperately looked into internet for few valuable tips but none are more helpful than your site. Kish Airline site is in Farsi and that doesn’t translate. All the travel buffs say so many nitty-gritty things on their blogs but fail to leave mostFAQs.

    I will eagerly wait to hear from you mate. Cheers

    Hassan

    • Hi Hassan,
      Thank you for contacting me, I have explained for most of your questions on my blog post itself but anyway I will clarify you here. You do not need to get a visa to kish it is on arival visa so you will be stamped when you reach Kish.

      1. There are many travel agents, you can simply visit to any of those and book your ticket.
      2. I have tried online booking but it did not work, so better you go to an agent and book the ticket. Since Kish has only one airline service (Kish Airline).
      3. There are Travel agents in the airport too (as per my knowledge), but the Flight times may not be frequent.
      4. As I mentioned the total cost would be around 600AED – 800AED
      5. Better take cash since AED is a common currency there you do not need to convert the money to Iranian currency.

      * Also there is another option to Exit, you can travel to Oman aswel, since you are a UK national you might not need to make a deposit.

      The cost might vary depend on the hotel you stay, but please make sure you book a hotel from Dubai so you can guess your expenses there.
      I hope I have explained you correctly, if any question please do not hesitate to ask. And please share this post if you find informative.
      Regards.

  47. Samuel,

    Hi Rimaz,
    Please thank you for such great info. to us and i too have these questions.
    1. Am willing to travel to Kish on monday 8th september, but is it a must that i can make the flight booking that very day and then travel to kish?
    2. Is 700 AED for the up and down flight or each is 700 and then a total of 1400 AED?

    • Hi Samuel,

      Thank you for your appreciation, please share this post among others too as it would benefit many others. also please share your experience after you come back it might help me to update this post.

      Now the answers for you questions :

      1. As per my knowledge you can book the ticket any day better book it the day before.
      2. yes the total up and down ticket cost is around 700AED you can book the up and down tick for only 700AED (charges may change) then when you got your pink copy of ur visa (FAX or Email) then you can book the return flight.

      wish you good luck

  48. Shahid Raja

    Dear Rimaz,

    First of all, Thank you and best wishes on such a informative blog. Could you explain my concerns below

    1- which stamped is consider to exit, In dubai airport or at Kish airport (Actually my company provided me ticket for tomorrow and asked me to inform us on exit so that we can apply for you employment visa, moreover they said that within one hour, we will be able to get you visa and then send to you. And you will catch return flight on the same day).
    2- what’re the flights timings from kish to dubai and how many flights in a day from kish to dubai
    3- As mentioned above, company provide me ticket so I have to pay any amount as deposit on airport. if yes then how much?
    4-On ticket, it is mentioned that kish airline will provide one day stay, In this case how much amount, i have to pay on hotel on one day stay if necessary
    5- where i will stay between flights (retrun) if i will be able to return fly on the same.
    6- How can i contact my company from kish, i have etisalat sim

    Thanks in advance!

    • Hi Raja,

      I have already answered the same questions on the comments few more times, also please read the full article I have mention the answers already.

      Safe Flight.

  49. sirajuddin mohammed

    Hai Rimaz,thanks for your valuable reply,i ask to this things (regarding the Deposit)one of the agency told me no need to deposit.especially for the indian nationality.and why we need to deposit in airport ?what the reason for that ?and how much for the KISH visa?do you have any idea?

    • Hi Mohamed,

      The deposit is to assure that you are coming back or for some other security reasons, as per my knowledge most of the nationalities have to pay a deposit. if the agency says maybe its okay not to pay (I am not sure), kish visa is on arrival so it includes with the ticket itself, you do not need to pay extra.

      Good luck, please share this post if its useful for you.

  50. Jafrey

    Thanks Rimaz for your blog. Was really helpful.. Appreciate your minute details

  51. Sameer

    Thanks a lot Rimaz,, I was actually looking for all these information. You helped me a lot. I have just received an offer letter from new company. So I am planning to resign the current one. And if it is compulsory for us to make an exit for new visa, would you suggest me to resign and go to kish to wait for new visa? I know you have answered most of the questions already. However just to make myself comfortable I would be grateful if i get your suggestion. Coz this is the first time for me.

    Thanks again.

    Sameer

    • Hi Sameer,

      Thank you for the appreciation, I wish you all the very best on your new employment, As you may know you will get one month to stay here after you cancel your visa from your previous employer (that is normal) and you can ask your new employer to process the visa, then when they say your visa is ready then you can exit to kish island, and then they will email or fax you the visa copy, so you can return back to UAE.

      It is better you wait here for the processing of your visa than waiting in Kish since you have extra one month to stay here in UAE even after your visa is canceled.

      I am not an expert in theses issues but I just gave you some suggestions.

      Good luck and wish you all the best.

      Please share this post on your facebook, so many would benefit.

      • Sameer

        Hi Rimaz,

        Thanks again for prompt response and valuable time. Yes, that is the great idea. Your suggestions are greatly appreciated. And for sure these information will be shared.

        Sameer

  52. Amrit

    Dear Rimaz,

    You are such a excellent person providing very important information. I am from Nepal and I have got nice job offer in Iraq as Fire & Safety officer. My government has imposed the ban on it’s citizens travelling to iraq. But my contract is 28 days on and 28 days off means I have to leave iraq once 28 days of my work is complete. for the first time I used uae visa but I can’t use for next time because once I exit from UAE i only can apply for the uae visa after 30 days of exit date but in my case I have to get out of iraq within 28 days.

    So, I was thinking to travel to Kish Island and stay there for next 28 days but not sure if I can travel to Kish island from Iraq? There is no direct flight from Iraq so, I was thinking that I can travel from Iraq to dubai airport one flight and transit. Book the Kish flight and get in to the island. However, is it possible to fly to kish island not having uae visa? I have got iraq working visa.

    Please reply me.

    Thank you.
    Amrit

  53. Seyed

    Hello,
    Could you recommend a good hotel around 100AED ?
    Thanks
    Seyed

  54. saqib ali

    Aslaam o alaikum sir,
    I m visitor in dubai can I go Iran’s other cities like as Tehran,from dubai or from kish?I want visit Iran,can u help plz

    • Hi Saqib,

      It is better you visit a travel agent and ask, they will guide you.

  55. Joy Casa

    Hi
    i go on sunday at kish to exit my visa i am a philippines and i am torisr visa what can i bring papers my employers said to me im a to a flight how to i sure he said true what they give me papers to exit a to a..thnx and more power..

  56. Ninshid

    Thanks.. The article was found very useful.. :)

  57. iya

    Hi Rimaz.. im from phil.. just want to ask my visa will be finish ds Feb 2015 and i will not renew it but i will apply new job here in dubai.. once my current visa cancel i wanna go to kish island and go back in dubai with new visa… I will get problem here in dubai airport if my employer give me a 6 month ban of my visa cancellation? Plss helppp!!! Thanks :)

  58. iya

    And if my employer give me 6 month ban after my visa cancel.. is it ok if i exit Dubai and go to Kish then Kish to Qatar with visit visa?

    • Hi Iya,

      This article is only about flying to Kish Island for visa change, it does not cover anything about visa cancellation or any other legal issues, you must consult the relevant authorities for those topics, or you can find a them on forums.

      Though I will share you what I know about this issue.

      If you resign your job before the end of your contract, then you will have an automatic ban of 6 months, and your employer can impose an extra 6 months ban (it depends with your employer), if your employer put a 6 months ban then you will have 1 year ban.

      There are also other possible options.

  59. Olisa

    Hi! Am currently in Dubai my visa is expiring 19th of this month want to renew but I have a tourist visa and I have been here for a month or 2 please need directions..

    • Hi Olisa,

      How may I help you ? make your question clear.

      • Olisa

        How can I renew my visa. But people I asked said I have to leave the country for a mount then return..

      • Uday

        Hi rimaz, I came on a visit visa to dubai valid till 2nd dec .And now i got an offer in bahrain it wil take 15 days to sent da work visa from bahrain .And i dont have dat much time to stay in dubai now i want to travel to kisi for 3 to 4 days ..My question is

        1. From kisi can i travel to bahrain if i have a bahrain work visa..
        2. wat are documents I have to carry to kisi.
        3. And how much i have to carry..

        • Hi Uday,

          Please read my post, and I have almost covered all your questions, and I am not sure with flying to Bahrain from kish please conform it with a travel agent.

          Regards.

  60. Michael

    Hello Sir,
    I finish 2yrs contract with my company and resign. My visa has expired.
    Is it possible to settle my dept?
    Apply for 1month Dubai tourist visa immediately?
    Exit to Kish for tourist Visa exchange like 2days and come back to Dubai to look for work?

  61. Hello Frndz….

    Thanks for your blog. I just landed up in your blog and I really appreciate your blog. It is full of resourceful information.

  62. Niyomal

    I have a Visa (Pink Copy) already, can I exit to Oman via road ? if yes how can I book my road transportation ?
    With above trailing comments I can see mostly Kish procedures, If i am traveling to Oman ( Visa change ) what are the procedures ?

    Also please advice AED. 1500.00 deposit for Dubai Airport or Kish Air Port?

    • Niyomal

      I appreciate if you can reply me fast.

      • I have answered all your questions on other comments, please go through them. I have been repeating the same thing again and again.

        you have to deposit in Dubai Airport

        • Niyomal

          I am asking about below issue, please reply

          I have a Visa (Pink Copy) already, can I exit to Oman via road ? if yes how can I BOOK my road transportation ?

          • If you have the Visa Pink copy you can exit to oman or Kias (as per my knowledge), so now you can go to a travel agent and ask the infos, they will make arrangement for your exit.

            there are many travel agents in Bur Dubai Area

  63. ali

    hi please tell me about some hotels name if u have?

  64. idowu

    i want to know the actual amount to be deposited at the airport because i want to go to kish for my exit and i am hearing 2000AED DEPOSIT AND 4000AED plz sir i want to know the actual amount . plz help me

    • Hi as per my knowledge you have to deposit 1500AED, but if you want to conform please go to a travel agent.

  65. theju

    Hi
    am going to kish for visa changing.if there have any ttourist package to see kish places/.

    • Please visit a Travel agent here in UAE, if you are in Dubai, you can find them around Deira or Karama Area.

  66. Bikash Kumar Swain

    Hi Bro
    Good Day !!

    This is Bikash Kumar from India. My employer told me exit from UAE to Kish to get the employment visa. I already have my return ticket to India. Cant i go India and get the visa. Is it possible or not. As my employer told me that if i go India there will be problem for issuing visa so better go Kish. Kindly advise.

    Waiting for your reply.

    • Hi Bakish,

      Your employer has a point, It is better to exit on a nearest country and come back, if you travel to India you might have to face some issues.

      You can travel to Kish Island, or Oman for visa change.

  67. Tahira

    Hi rimaz, i am from indonesia, i have found a job as nanny in dubai but my employer in dubai want to know how he can get me in dubai with employement visa by travellingg to kish ? ThaKns

    • Hi Tharia,

      It should be done by a PRO, or a Travel agent. Please check with them.

      Regards.

  68. jerome

    hi rimaz,

    im calling from dubai to kish using etisalat. i just wanted to know if its possible to use the sim at the same time.

    • Hi Jorome,

      If you are calling from Dubai to Kish island, the person in Kish can receive your call, but he will not be able to call you back. If you are the one in Kish and you can not call you to dubai by your mobile number, you can send sms but not call. so you can get a sim from kish and call the person in dubai.

      the easy way is to use the internet from the hotel there in kish.

      Regards.

      • jerome

        hi rimaz, thank you for immediately responds, but do you have any idea how much per minute? and also it is possible it will be charge me here and them at the same time?

        • Hi Jerome,

          Please read my article fully, I have mentioned all the needed information, please look at the section “Expenses with pricing“. and do not forget to share it.

          As I have mentioned in my article and on your reply, you can not call from Kish to Dubai, so if anyone call from Dubai to Kish it will cost Roaming amount. it depends on the Roaming charges from Du or Etisalate, you can check them from their website.

          and of course both of the numbers will be charged.

  69. Rimash

    Dear

    I want to know information regarding my wife came from tourism visa, to apply for residence visa they telling first need exit from here.. now my wife is currently pregnancy stage 7 month..can i know is it safety place kish island to stay?and how we contact our etisalate mobile number is working there?

    • Hi Rimash,

      Please read my post again as I have answered regarding mobile contacts, If it is compulsory to travel to Kish I would suggest you to book a better hotel for your wife to stay.

      Good luck

  70. Sarath Sasidharan

    Thanks for the information brother…

  71. Melissa Jahde

    Good article. I am dealing with a few of these issues as well..|

  72. preetha

    Hi please can you help me. I need to know if we have to book a hotel from uae or do we get transported directly to a hotel from the airport as I have looked online and can’t find any hotels priced at 40 aed per night. Thank you for your advice and assistance.
    Preetha

  73. Graccy

    Hi rimaz,
    Really appreciate ur blog- very helpful.
    Just a quick query – ma brother is awaiting for his work visa and is now in Kish. He was advised by the employer that it might take 4-6 weeks for the processing. Will it be possible for him to get a month visitor’s visa and go back to dubai whilst waiting for the visa processing? Will it not affect the work visa process?

    Thanks

    • Ho Graccy,

      Thanks for the appreciation, I am sorry I am not aware much on the visa issue, you can always get an advise from a travel agent. but for my knowledge being in tourist visa wont effect on the resident visa process. practically you can stay here on a visit visa while your residence visa is been processing. Exit from Dubai is required only for the visa change.

      Regards.

  74. Rajshekhar T

    Hi RR,
    Thanks a lot for such a detailed explanation. I am sure by now the rates would have gone high (which I need to check from the Kish agent). However, the other information you provided was very useful.

    Thanks once again and God bless!

    • Hi Rajshekhar T,

      Thanks for the appricaition, please share this post which will benefit more others.

      Thanks.

  75. Jeffrey

    Hi Mr. Rimaz,

    First of all, I am from Saudi Arabia and the company provided me an Exit/Re-entry visa so I can leave the Kingdom and took a Visit Visa to UAE. Now I found a job here in Abu Dhabi and need to exit to Kish for visa change. Is there going to have an issue regarding my Saudi visa, as I will not be able to return in the Kingdom?

    Thanks in Advance :)

  76. Anna

    Thank U so much for nice story with very value information.
    Just have some question….ur photos from camp with rooms for 5-6 peoples for me look terrible. Can i live normally in nice hotel, like a tourist but not in isolate zone?

    • Hi Anna,

      Yes you can book a hotel and live a normal life there :) please check for the hotels in kish and book them before your leave Dubai.

  77. Jim

    Hi very nice blog.

    I just want to ask, can I go to any regular hotel meaning you are solo in the room?

    Will the shuttle from the airport go around all the hotels to drop you off? Or it’s okay to just take a taxi from the airport to the hotel?

    Thanks and keep it up!

    • Hi Jim,

      On my experience, you can take a taxi and go to a hotel, that would be the best choice.

  78. Ishmael Abdul-Hafiz

    Please , I am an African and want to find out whether the 1500AED deposit at the Airport is same for all nationals or Africans deposit amount is different. Please help me because I need to exit before Saturday 28th .
    Thank you.

  79. Kaashif

    I was at Kish Island for three days (7th to 9th of April 2015). In the aeroplane before take-off, they provided chocolates. Once the flight started they provided cookies, juice, nuts. The cabin crew wasn’t friendly. Once I reached kish island airport, a lady wearing a doctor suit checked the temperature of people using a small device. I stayed at Asia hotel, the reception was good, my expectations were high until I went to my room. It was not good. bugs under the bed. They had squat toilet, I used it long back. I went to a mosque for prayer and changed my phone timings. The locals aren’t friendly either. Some locals knew Hindi. There was a small beach. I heard that there was an underground city (15 aed per person). The breakfast was very bad. main dish was like a big chappati(don’t know the exact name), additionally there were egg, butter, jam, tea. Internet rate was too costly. The second night, I along with my roommate went to a park. There were bunch of guys smoking marijuana, they asked us if we needed it. We turned back and walked fast, away from them to our room.
    Moving to the worse part. There are people who have stayed for longer period without money, some even started working in shops near by. I’ve heard that some people didn’t eat for two days straight since they did not have any money. Further, a guy told me that visitor had to sell his iphone for 300aed since he had no money. A visitor who was waiting for UAE visa, setted in Kish Island and opened a restaurant which is running well.
    Time was so confusing there. I set my time on the first day according to mosque time. The next day, I went to kish air office, when i looked at the time there, it was one hour ahead, so I changed my phone’s time according to kish air office time. The third day, i checked out of the hotel, it was at 12.03 (kish air line time), but in the bill, the time was 11.03. The fight took off according to kish air office time. I suppose, inside kish island, they follow two different time zones.
    And remember, As far as i have seen, there are only type c / type f sockets. Take a charger which fits that.
    Kish air office is located at Farabi Hotel. You can take taxi (costly), or mini bus (cheaper).
    Happy staying!

    • Hi Kaasif,

      Thanks for sharing your experience, with us.

  80. shefa lee

    Hye there.. im malaysian citizen.. tommorow i will going kris n waiting my empylr visa.. regard the deposit..do i need to do it as im malaysian citizen . ?

    • It is better you go and check in the Kish office at Dubai Airport, you can simply ask from an officer in the airport for the Kish Airline Office.

      Have a safe flight

  81. shefa lee

    And one more thing.. about locall number.. u mean example 050+++ thats local number rite.. we can use in kish?

    • As I mentioned in the post, you can not call from your number, there is no out going, but someone from Dubai can call you.

      • Furqan Shareef

        Thanks Rimaz your article is very helpful for all those who are going to kish.. May Allah give you its recompense..I am going there within next 3 days for a week & I am confuse.
        I would like know about internet or wifi charges and availability to contact my family and how I can get the cheapest hotel when i land to kish airport ?. Should I arrange taxi or bus my self or airport services will provide it from airport to hotel ??
        Waiting for your kind reply….

        • Furqan Shareef

          And I thing more…. What about currency can I use AED or exchange in Iranian rial ???

          • Hi Shareef,

            You are welcome, I have already mentioned the answers on my article, but any way let me clarify you again.

            You can use internet from an internet cafe, I could not find any WiFi or 3G there and I have mentioned how much it cost in my post. When you land to Kish you will be transported by some buses those are services to the Camp type accommodations (see the pics on my post), so if you want to stay in a proper hotel which is bit expensive you have to book from Dubai, or you might can get a taxi and go to a hotel then book. And yah you can use AED there.

            Please read my post again for more information, I have mentioned all the things you need.

            Have a safe flight.

  82. Tonzy

    Good day Sir.,i just want to ask if i stay there in kish after 12-14 days.,do i have to buy a iranian visa?how many days it will be and how much is the cost?thank you sir your reply will be highly appreciated…

    • Yes you will have to get the visa, I am not sure with the cost and days.

      • Tonzy

        Thank you sir!

  83. furqan shareef

    Thanks for support, i will definitely share my experience on your blog.

  84. MARIAM

    Just want to know regarding the money exchange in kish island, nagedinea exhange is open on fridays?

  85. Ishfaq

    Hi Mr Rimaz. Thanks for your wonderful article through which u ve provided huge information which is really helpful for the people travelling to Kish for exit purpose from Dubai.
    Since you mentioned 40AED is the minimum cost for 1 day stay in a camp or sharing accomodation.
    Please let me know what will be the minimum charges if i prefer to stay in some good hotel without sharing with any stranger. I am leaving for kish tomorrow night , so please reply me at the earliest. Once again thanks for your kind information. May Allah bless you.

  86. Jason

    Hi, is Kish safe to visit for a Western tourist?

    • Hi Jason,

      It is a tourist destination of course, but they have some rules an regulations, as per my experience its not an open country to visit, I have mentioned some do’s and dont’s. please do check my article again.

  87. Alvin Alcantara

    Good day, to whom i will give the deposit at the airport and how can we refund that? Does Filipinos need to deposit? Thanks in advance.

    • Hi Alvin,

      You can ask an officer at the airport, for the “Kish Office” they will direct you, then when you are back you can go and collect the deposit.and yah Filipinos too have to pay.

      Have a safe flight.

  88. Ibrahim

    Useful article, thanks for sharing your experience.

  89. kahked

    hello, am from nigeria and am travel to kish island for football trial and can emirate air line pick me without dubai visa and how can i pay for my kish island ticket from nigeria

  90. Muhyadin

    Thank you Rauf, this usefull article

  91. umer

    If i exit from abudhabi airport to kish is necessary to take original stamped tourist visa for immigration or simply photocopy can work out
    plz reply soon

    • Hi Umer, I am not sure with that, you can simply ask from the travel agent you bought the air ticket to kish.

  92. umer

    how much farabi charges and else how much needed to buy food from outside plus internet charges plz reply with all new updated dues require to stay at kish in Farabi Hotel
    thank uuu

    • I am not with the Farabi Hotel charges but you can check with the other charges on my article.

  93. Mohammed shadab

    HI RIMAZ,

    thanks for your blog its very useful … :)

    nex week i am going to kish for chaging the VISA , i heard that there is a ban for INDIAN citizen is that true if it is ban pls suggest, i am indian citizen can i hve to deposit 1500 AED in airport ? kindly reply

    • Hi Shadab,

      You have to conform regarding the ban with your PRO as it might differ case to case, then yah you will have to keep a deposit at the Dubai airport before you fly to kish.

  94. I will exit on Sunday, and I copied this article of yours for my guide. I’m really nervous.

  95. Feroskhan

    Hi Rimaz,
    Thanks to share your experience.
    here i want to know whether that air port deposit 1000aed is fully refundable or not.

  96. Feroskhan

    Hi Rimaz,

    I am planning for fly to Kish from Dubai by 10/07 for visa change.
    can you please advise is this right time for travel to kish during Ramadhan and nearing Ramadhan festival.

    • Hi Feroskhan,

      I am not sure with that, but I dont think there will be any difficulties.

      have a safe flight

      • Feroskhan

        Hi Rimaz, is there any option to change my visa here itself.
        and
        One of my friend told wait for employment visa and exit to kish with paying penalty.
        is this right.??
        i am sure ky employer has started for visa process.
        normally howmany days it is taking for getting a employment visa.

        • Hi Feroskhan,

          I am not an expert in visa issues, but as per my knowledge you can change your visa with out exit, but I think you have to pay for that, and yah what your friend told was also correct so you can make sure you have your visa on your hand, than staying in kish.

          Getting a visa might take around a week or two depends on the PRO. hope your PRO is not a lazy one :)

  97. anderson

    This is very nice blog. Really is Amazing thing to write a blog such a nice wat to help others.

  98. shabeer vengamannil

    Visa-change run to Kish gets cheaper for 16 nationalities
    Sixteen nationalities will no longer need to pay a security deposit when flying from the UAE to the Iranian island of Kish on a visa-change trip, according to a Kish Airline source.
    Published: 00:00 June 20, 2004 Gulf News
    By Mahmood Saberi, Bureau Chief
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    Sixteen nationalities will no longer need to pay a security deposit when flying from the UAE to the Iranian island of Kish on a visa-change trip, according to a Kish Airline source.

    “It was a burden on the passenger, though it was only a deposit,” said a source at the airline.

    Those excluded from paying the deposit are expatriates from India, Pakistan, the Philippines, China and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

    The CIS includes Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.

    Kish Airline, which runs six daily flights to the Island from Dubai, earlier took up to Dh1,500 from each passenger from these countries.

    This was to pay for the passenger’s ticket home in case the sponsor did not send a new visit visa for some reason.

    Many passengers on visa-change run to the island have been stuck there for days and sometimes months, due to glitches at the sponsor’s end.

    The security deposit varied depending on the nationality of the person.

    For an Indian or a Filipino, it was Dh1,500. For Pakistanis it was Dh1,000.

    The number of passengers from the excluded countries who had to be brought back to Dubai and sent to their home countries was very small, said the source, explaining the reason for waiving the deposit.

    For Chadians and Ugandans the deposit is around Dh3,000 because of the high air fare back to some of the African nations, said the source.

    However, expatriates from Sudan, Chad, Tunisia, Uganda, Senegal and Nigeria, still have to pay the security deposit.

    Passengers from the excluded countries now only have to pay a surcharge of Dh25.

    “The airline has not increased the fare since a long time,” said the source.

    However, Qeshm Airline, which does the visa-change run from Dubai to a smaller island off Iran, is still taking the security deposit from passengers.

    EXCLUDED

    Surety amounted to Dh1,500

    • Expatriates from countries India, Pakistan, the Philippines, China and the CIS are excluded from paying a security deposit when flying to Kish island on visa-change procedures.

    • Earlier Kish Airline used to charge up to Dh1,500 from each passenger to meet any contingency.

    • However, Qeshm Airline which flies to a smaller island off Iran still charges the deposit amount.

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