Holding A UAE Passport? Travel To These Countries With No Visa

By Shraddhanvita Tiwari on Feb 01, 2019
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When it comes to traveling abroad, the UAE residents stand as the biggest spenders. The travel trend witnessed a boost in the United Arab Emirates in past few years and while estimating the travel expenditure by Gulf countries, it is found that the UAE travelers have the largest holiday budget. But do you know that a UAE passport is considered to be the best passport in the world? Well, according to the Global Passport Power Rank, the UAE passport ranking is the strongest as they can travel to 167 countries around the world; 113 offering visa-free travel while 54 offering visa-on-arrival. All the other peers of United Arab Emirates passport have a lower ranking. 

Would you like to know which countries a UAE passport holder can travel to without a visa? Or for how many days these countries allow them a free stay? Here’s a comprehensive guide for the UAE passport holders to enjoy visa-free travel! 

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Countries That Allow Entry To Stay For An Indefinite Period

The UAE passport has the strongest position in the international arena, and this can be seen in the fact that there are two countries that offer free entry to the UAE citizens for an indefinite period. These countries are-

  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait

The Country Offering Visa-free Entry For 180 Days

Panama is the only country where a visa is not required for the UAE passport holders for 180 days. While many other countries need a big amount of tourist visa to enter Panama, people with Dubai passports get their documents stamped with 180 days visit free of any visa cost. 

A Country Offering Visa-free Entry For 4 Months

A tourist visa is unnecessary for the citizens of United Arab Emirates to enter Fiji and they can stay here for 4 months or say, up to 120 days. 

Countries Offering Visa-free Entry Or Visa-on-arrival Valid For 3 Months

According to the recent travel trends, the countries where most of the UAE citizens love to travel are Egypt, Morocco, and Malaysia. The best thing about these countries is that they are included in the list of countries where UAE passport holders can live up to 3 months without a visa. While some of the countries below offer visa-free travel for 3 months, some offer visa-on-arrival-

  • Egypt
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • El Salvador
  • New Zealand
  • Malaysia
  • Kenya 

Keep in mind that the visa on arrival fee for Kenya is USD 50 for UAE citizens.

Countries Offering Visa-free Entry Or Visa-on-arrival Valid For 90 Days

People possessing a valid passport of UAE are allowed to have a maximum stay of 90 days (not completely 3 months) in the following countries- 

  • Colombia
  • Guatemala
  • Bolivia 
  • Nicaragua 

However, two of these are UAE visa-on-arrival countries. In the case of Bolivia, the visa-on-arrival fee for the United Arab Emirates citizens is USD 52, while they have to pay a fee of USD 10 in Nicaragua. 

The Country Offering Visa-free Entry Valid For 30 days

Ever since UAE’s visa system saw a reform, many countries, especially the Asian, have offered a visa-free entry to the UAE citizens. Hong Kong is a special region that allows UAE residents to enter their territory without any visa requirement and stay for 30 days. 

Countries Offering Visa-free Entry Valid For 21 Days

Following are two countries where the UAE citizens can stay up to 21 days with only their valid passports and without any visa fee -

  • Philippines
  • Dominica

Visa-free Entry To Schengen Area For 90 Days Within Any 180-day Total Period

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One of the key points that have a significant role in the rising travel trends in UAE is the Schengen visa waiver obtained by UAE in the year 2015. This event drastically increased the power rating of UAE passport. The United Arab Emirates is considered the first nation where citizens can enjoy visa-free entry to 27 Schengen countries, which means they can go for a perfect Europe-trip without worrying for a visa. The following Schengen countries offer a 90-day stay within any 180-day period for travelers with UAE passport-

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

With a global rank of 23 and 1st in Gulf countries, the UAE passport is one of the most powerful passports in the world. One must keep in mind that the visa-free entry is limited to a certain period of time in most countries. However, if you are willing to stay for a longer period, you may require a visa for the extended trip.

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