Hello, I'll have a 17-hr window between my two flights and I was hoping to leave DXB to see some sights and meet a few friends. I am not flying via Emirates, so I cannot avail of their visa processing service. I also won't be staying in a hotel. Most agencies that I found only process short-term visas, instead of transit visas.
My questions are:
1. Do you have suggestions on how I can secure the transit visa for at most $90$? Agencies in Dubai, maybe?
2. I'm also considering if there are tours that also offer transit visas? I'm willing to do some half-day tours as well.
3. In case I can't secure a visa before my trip, do you know how much I'll spend if I get the transit visa on arrival? Although I've read that it isn't guaranteed.
4. Or do you just suggest I drop this idea and just sleep/stay in the airport? :/