Are you thinking about booking a trip to another country for your next vacation, but don’t want to go through the hassle of applying for a visa?
Many destinations have eased travel restrictions for UAE residents, allowing them to explore hidden gems around the world. These include providing a visa on arrival or waiving the requirement for an entry permit altogether.
Here are ten countries to which Emirati residents, regardless of which passport they hold, can travel to without a visa or by obtaining a visa on arrival:
Located at the intersection of Europe and Asia, this beautiful country is a popular destination for UAE travelers, with mountains, Black Sea beaches and historic cities to explore. Tbilisi, the capital, is only a three and a half hour flight away and is also a relatively more cost-effective holiday destination than other cities in the region.
UAE residents do not need a visa to enter the country and can stay for 90 days without entry permission.
The Central Asian country grants UAE residents visa on arrival and allows up to 30 days of visa-free stay.
Popular cities in Uzbekistan include the capital Tashkent, which features the famous Tashkent Tower and historical museums, as well as Samarkand, which is located on the historic Silk Road and is home to beautiful mosques and mausoleums.
Do you fancy a beach holiday? Maldives is a world-famous tourist destination that offers a 30-day visa on arrival for travelers from all countries.
Apart from the serene beaches and blue waters, the country is also famous for its mosques, fish markets and coral reefs.
The country, another of the Caucasus region, is famous for the medieval walled city of its capital, Baku.
UAE residents can obtain a visa on arrival, which is valid for one month from the date of issue. However, if you plan to stay more than 15 days, you will need to obtain a registration with the State Migration Service. According to the government website, your hotel in the country can help you do this.
In 2023, Kenya announced that visitors from around the world would no longer need a visa from January 2024.
The tourism industry plays a vital role in the African country’s economy, offering beach holidays along the Indian Ocean coast and wildlife safaris in the interior.
The archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean does not require a visa for most nationalities. Travelers simply receive an entry permit upon arrival in the country, provided they present valid travel documents and a return or return ticket.
It is famous for its pristine beaches, coral reefs and wildlife, including giant turtles.
This country, located in the Himalayas, offers visa on arrival for UAE residents. In addition to being home to the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest, the nation is home to many beautiful Buddhist and Hindu temples. It is also known for its quiet getaways, delicious street food and hospitality.
News Source: Khaleej Times