UAE passport visa-free countries

Emirati passport holders can visit countries such as Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, South Korea, South Africa, and others without a visa or with a visa on arrival.

Emirati citizens do not need a visa to enter other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and also have the right to work in those countries. Similarly, citizens of other GCC states do not need a visa to enter the United Arab Emirates, or UAE. GCC citizens can use a GCC national identity card (rather than a passport) to enter the UAE.

Visa requirements for Emirati citizens are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of other states placed on citizens of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

UAE passport visa free countries

All GCC countries are in the below list because UAE citizens can visit and work any Gulf country. Emiratis, or citizens of the United Arab Emirates, have visa-free entry to the following countries or territories:

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • French West Indies
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • Nicaragua
  • Niue
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • St. Maarten
  • St. Pierre and Miquelon
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Wallis and Futuna

Visa on arrival for UAE passport

You can travel with an Emirati passport, and get a visa on arrival, to the following countries or territories. Citizens of the UAE can get a visa on arrival when they travel to these countries, that means that you don’t need a visa before travelling there:

  • Azerbaijan
  • Bolivia
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Congo (Dem. Rep.)
  • Gabon
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Iran
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mongolia
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Palau
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Turkey
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Visa online for UAE passport

These are countries that require a evisa or an eTA, electronic travel authorization, for citizens of the United Arab Emirates, in these countries, and territories, you need to get a evisa or an eta online before travelling:

eTA, electronic travel authorization

  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • United Kingdom

evisa, visa online

  • Angola
  • Australia
  • Benin
  • Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • India
  • Lesotho
  • Montserrat
  • Norfolk Island
  • South Sudan
  • St. Helena
  • Suriname
  • Taiwan
  • Vietnam

Visa required for UAE passport

Citizens of the UAE need to get a visa before travelling to these countries and territories:

Afghanistan, Algeria, American Samoa, Anguilla, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Congo, Eritrea, Falkland Islands, Ghana, Gibraltar, Guam, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Palestinian Territories, Papua New Guinea, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, United States of America, US Virgin Islands, and Venezuela.


Sources: Visa Index UAE passport

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