UAE: 7 Visa-Free Destinations and Visa-on-Arrival Options for Residents

Numerous destinations worldwide have recently relaxed travel restrictions, offering UAE residents the opportunity to explore hidden gems without the hassle of visa applications.

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These destinations extend the convenience of visa-on-arrival services or completely waive entry permit requirements, ensuring a seamless travel experience for residents. Here, we explore ten countries that are easily accessible to Emirates residents, regardless of their passport, with no visa requirements or through a straightforward visa-on-arrival process.


Situated at the intersection of Europe and Asia, Georgia boasts picturesque landscapes with mountains, Black Sea beaches, and historic towns. UAE residents can enjoy visa-free entry, allowing for a 90-day stay in this captivating destination.


This Central Asian country offers UAE residents the convenience of visa-on-arrival, allowing for a stay of up to 30 days without the need for a pre-issued visa. Cities like Tashkent and Samarkand feature historical landmarks and cultural attractions.


World-famous for its stunning beaches, the Maldives provides a 30-day visa-on-arrival for travelers from all countries. With serene beaches, coral reefs, mosques, and vibrant fish markets, the Maldives is an ideal destination for a beach holiday.


Nestled in the Caucasus region, Azerbaijan is renowned for Baku's medieval walled inner city. UAE residents can obtain a visa-on-arrival, valid for one month, with the option for an extension if planning an extended stay.


In a significant move, Kenya abolished the need for visas for visitors worldwide starting in January 2024. The country's tourism industry, vital to its economy, offers diverse experiences, from beach holidays along the Indian Ocean to thrilling wildlife safaris.


This Indian Ocean archipelago is visa-free for most nationalities, issuing an entry permit on arrival. Known for pristine beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and abundant wildlife, including giant tortoises, the Seychelles is a paradise for nature enthusiasts.


Nestled in the Himalayas, Nepal extends visa-on-arrival services to UAE residents. Home to the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest, Nepal offers beautiful temples, tranquil getaways, and delightful street food experiences.

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