When renewing the electronic passport, the Saudi citizen must bring the old passport and activate the new passport before traveling or at the ports, even if the travel is using the national ID to one of the Arabic Gulf countries.
Before you book
Check if you need a visa. Depending on your nationality you can get a visa on arrival, or you can apply for your prearranged visit visa from Dubai Immigration before you travel.
Nationals of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar & Saudi Arabia) can travel within GCC countries and enter Dubai with their National Identity Card (ID Card).
Passengers on connecting flights via Dubai International Airport:
The visitor must apply for and obtain a visa before coming and entering the country. A transit visa cannot be extended or renewed.