GCC residents wishing to visit the UAE from today need a pre-arranged visit visa to proceed by air or road. This ends the visa on arrival facility except for nationals from 46 countries which have a mutual agreement in place with UAE.
The GCC resident card needs to be valid for a minimum of 3 months and the passport 6 months to apply for a visa online.
The website for the visa application is https://www.ednrd.ae/
As per the official notification the visas will be issued within 48 hours. Better to plan ahead before travelling.
Airlines will be strictly implementing the visa guidelines at Muscat and Salalah airports and will not allow boarding without a valid UAE visa.