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Top 9 Visa-free Countries for UAE Residents & Citizens

The process of getting a Visa is a tedious process and it sometimes can mess your dream of having a perfect vacation. Too anxious whether the visa will get in way of your vacation? Worry not, Here is the list of visa-free countries for UAE residents and citizens which would take you a step closer to your dreams without going through the tedious visa process. Exploring the world has become even easier.

Read on to know more about the visa-free countries for UAE residents or countries where you can get a visa on arrival if you are a UAE resident or citizen.


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Visa-free Countries for UAE Residents & Citizens

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  1. Azerbaijan
  2. Malaysia
  3. Armenia
  4. Maldives
  5. Hong Kong
  6. Indonesia
  7. Mauritius
  8. Seychelles
  9. Singapore

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1. Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, known as Land of Fire is a beautiful country which lies at the intersection of Europe and Asia. It is a land of heritage and its history dates back far too long, as back as the stone age. The country stands as home to many tourist spots ranging from the Caucasus Mountains to the old generation villages. Baku, the capital city boasts attractive architecture with royally sitting over the Caspian Sea.

The country has good ties with the UAE as a result of which you can get the visa on arrival upon your visit there if you are a UAE citizen. The validity of the same will be for 30 days. In the case of UAE residents, you can avail of the Evisa if you are from certain countries.

2. Malaysia

The country of Malaysia is a perfect embodiment of the fusion of traditional civilisation and modern marvels. The place is filled with serene beaches, amazing attractions, exotic flora and fauna, delicious cuisine, and much more. It is a country where both cultural harmony and technological advancements co-exist. You can also witness various festivals being celebrated in the country involving the Indian, Chinese and Malay people.

If you are a UAE citizen, you can avail visa on arrival to stay for up to 90 days. For residents, an E visa can be availed for Indians, Pakistanis, and Sri Lankans and visa on arrival for Egyptians, Syrians, Jordanians, and Filipinos.

3. Armenia

Bordered by Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia, Armenia is one of the most loved travel destinations for UAE residents. The world’s first Christian country has a very strong history and heritage, older than most of the European countries. The country houses amazing cultural attractions like museums, concert halls, theatres and ancient monasteries.

If you are a Citizen of the UAE, you need not apply for a visa as you can get it upon your arrival with a validity of 180 days. In addition to that, the UAE residents with Indian and Filipino Citizenship can avail the visa on arrival.

Tatev Monastery in Armenia
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4. Maldives

A heaven on earth is reachable by flight in just above 4.5 hours from Dubai, ever heard of it? Yes, you guessed it right, It is the islands of Maldives. This tropical island destination is filled with exotic beaches and ravishing resorts where you can have the perfect vacation in Maldives.

This island archipelago can be visited by both the UAE citizens and residents with a visa on arrival valid for 30 days.

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5. Hong Kong

Hong Kong has a myriad of options for travellers to explore and it is one amazing holiday destination. It is a place that surprises one with marvellous architectures and natural beauty, thus offering one of the best travel experiences. The place is well-known for its exotic nightlife and for its adventurous escapades. It is home to the Victoria Peak, Ocean Park, Avenue of Stars and Disney land and one shouldn’t miss these places while visiting Hong Kong.

If you are a UAE citizen, you can avail visa on arrival to stay for up to 30 days. For residents, visa on arrival can be availed by Egyptians, Jordanians, and Filipinos.

Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong
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6. Indonesia

Here is yet another tropical paradise that makes it to the list – Indonesia. The country is a land of adventure and it is a vast ecosystem with over 17500 islands. Some of the major destinations include the exotic island of Bali and the fast-paced capital city, Jakarta. It majorly survives on tourism and hence allows easy access to many countries.


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Similarly, It provides easy access to the UAE citizens by providing a visa on arrival valid up to 30 days and if you are an Indians, Filipino, Jordanian or Sri Lankan, you can get the visa on arrival too. So, pack your bags, and book away your Bali holiday package.

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7. Mauritius

Mauritius is yet another island destination that offers visa on arrival for UAE citizens. The island paradise is present off the coast of Africa and it has many luxury resorts, sandy beaches and astonishing attractions. It also has many historically important sites that are worthwhile visiting.

With the visa on arrival, the UAE citizens can stay up to 90 days. Other UAE residents, can avail visa on arrival if they are from India, Filipino, Jordan, Sri Lanka, or Nigeria.

8. Seychelles

Seychelles is a group of 115 islands and it is one of the beautiful places on earth. The amazing nature and the favourable weather attracts thousands of tourists to the country every year. It is known for an active nightlife and you can also enrol yourself in adventurous land and water activities.

This island archipelago can be visited by both the UAE citizens and residents with a visa on arrival valid for 90 days.

9. Singapore

Singapore is a top-notch travel country with all the ingredients for a perfect holiday destination. From amazing architecture to exotic wildlife, the country has it all. It is also known for its shopping centres and adventure activities. All the buzzing nightlife and exotic islands will light up your soul.

If you are a UAE citizen, you can avail the visa on arrival which is valid for 30 days. In the case of UAE residents, the Indians can get an E-visa and visa on arrival is available for Sri Lankans and Filipinos.


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