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Visa Free Countries for UAE Residents 2024 List

Last updated on January 5th, 2024 at 03:14 pm

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Visa Free Countries for UAE Residents: The UAE passport is recognized as one of the most powerful passports in the world, allowing nationals to travel to the majority of countries across the globe without needing a visa. It ranks 13th in the recent Henley Passport Index with access to 180 countries, while the Passport Index holds it at 1st place with a striking mobility score of 180.

Despite the strong position, a significant number of UAE citizens do not fully leverage their passports, often because they are unaware of the countries they are permitted to land in. To help you resolve the issue, Burj Diary has compiled the complete list of free visa countries for uae residents according to the latest 2024 rankings. Explore and reveal all the destinations you can go to as an Emirati national. 

Visa Free Countries for UAE Residents 

Visa Free Countries for Uae Residents 

Before we start, you should know that the 180 score includes visa-free countries as well as those providing entry with e-Visa, On-arrival visa, or eTA (electronic travel Authorization) to UAE passport holders. Below, we have enlisted all these under separate headings so that you can understand all the information easily. 

Latest List of Visa Free Countries for UAE Residents

As per the 2024 passport index listing, UAE residents can enter 123 countries and territories visa-free out of the total 180 destinations. It means no advance visa application is needed, and you can directly land and stay there for a certain length of time as specified by the authorities. 

Note that these visas are primarily valid for short tours or leisure travels and not for work. If you intend to do jobs, you may have to acquire separate work permits from the relevant foreign state before or after landing. Also, although the arrival is visa-free, you’ll still be required to give your Emirates ID, an active passport with at least 6 months validity following your departure dates, and travel health insurance if demanded by your host country. 

Sr. No.Visa Free Country NameAllowed Staying Period
1Albania90 days
2Andorra90 days
3Angola30 days
4Antigua and Barbuda90 days
5Argentina90 days
6Armenia180 days
7Austria90 days
8Azerbaijan90 days
9Bahamas90 days
10Bahrain90 Days
11Barbados90 days
12Belarus90 days
13Belgium90 days
14Bosnia and Herzegovina90 days
15Botswana90 days
16Brazil90 days
17Brunei30 days
18Bulgaria90 days
19Burkina Faso--
20Chad90 days
21Chile90 days
22China30 days
23Colombia90 days
24Costa Rica180 days
25Croatia90 days
26Cuba90 days
27Cyprus90 days
28Czech Republic90 days
29Denmark90 days
30Dominica180 days
31Dominican Republic90 days
32Ecuador90 days
33Egypt180 days
34El Salvador90 days
35Equatorial Guinea90 days
36Estonia90 days
37Fiji120 days
38Finland90 days
39France90 days
40Gambia90 days
41Georgia90 days
42Germany90 days
43Greece90 days
44Grenada90 days
45Guatemala90 days
46Haiti90 days
47Honduras90 days
48Hong Kong30 days
49Hungary90 days
50Iceland90 days
51Ireland90 days
52Israel90 days
53Italy90 days
54Japan30 days
55Jordan90 days
56Kazakhstan30 days
57Kiribati90 days
58Kosovo90 days
60Kyrgyzstan60 days
61Latvia90 days
62Lebanon180 days
63Liechtenstein90 days
64Lithuania90 days
65Luxembourg90 days
66Macao90 days
67Malaysia90 days
68Mali90 days
69Malta90 days
70Mauritius90 days
71Mexico180 days
72Micronesia30 days
73Moldova90 days
74Monaco90 days
75Montenegro90 days
76Morocco90 days
77Mozambique30 days
78Nauru90 days
79Netherlands90 days
80Nicaragua90 days
81North Macedonia90 days
82Norway90 days
84Palestinian Territories--
85Panama90 days
86Paraguay90 days
87Peru90 days
88Philippines30 days
89Poland90 days
90Portugal90 days
91Qatar30 days
92Romania90 days
93Russian Federation90 days
94Saint Kitts and Nevis90 days
95Saint Lucia60 days
96San Marino90 days
97Sao Tome and Principe15 days
98Saudi Arabia90 days
99Senegal90 days
100Serbia90 days
101Singapore30 days
102Slovakia90 days
103Slovenia90 days
104Solomon Islands90 days
105South Africa90 days
106South Korea90 days
107Spain90 days
108St. Vincent and the Grenadines90 days
109Sudan90 days
110Suriname90 days
111Sweden90 days
112Switzerland90 days
114Tajikistan30 days
115Thailand30 days
116Tonga60 days
117Tunisia90 days
118Ukraine90 days
119Uruguay90 days
120Uzbekistan30 days
121Vanuatu90 days
122Vatican City90 days
123Zambia90 days

There are a few other territories and countries that you can visit visa free if you possess a United Arab Emirates passport, as listed below. 

Sr. No.Visa Free Country Name
2cook islands
4Faroe Islands
5French Guiana
6French Polynesia
7French West Indies
10New Caledonia
12St. Maarten
13St. Pierre and Miquelon
14Turks and Caicos Islands
15Wallis and Futuna

Countries Requiring E-visas, on-arrival Visas, ETAS and Regular Visa for UAE Residents: 

List of Countries Issuing Visa on Arrival for UAE Residents

List of Countries Issuing Visa on Arrival for Uae Residents

A visa on arrival is the one that you receive after you land in your destination country. It is typically issued at the immigration section present at the airport, unlike traditional visas that require lengthy prior applications. Remember that these differ from visa free countries for UAE residents in the context that you still must have a permit to legally wander around after landing. UAE citizens can avail of visas on arrival for the following countries. 

Sr. No.Country NameAllowed Staying Period
1Bangladesh30 days
2Burundi30 days
3Central African Republic90 days
4Comoros45 days
5Congo30 days
7Guinea90 days
8Guinea-Bissau90 days
9Guyana30 days
10Iraq30 days
11Jamaica30 days
12Maldives30 days
13Marshall Islands90 days
15Mongolia30 days
16Namibia90 days
17Palau30 days
18Samoa90 days
19Somalia30 days
20Timor-Leste30 days
21Tuvalu30 days
22Yemen90 days
23Zimbabwe90 days
24Madagascar90 days
25Malawi30 days
26Laos30 days
27Indonesia30 days
28India30 days
30Cape Verde--
31Cambodia30 days
32Bolivia90 days
33Nepal150 Days
34Rwanda30 days
35Sierra Leone30 days
37Türkiye90 days
38Togo15 days

List of E-Visa Countries for UAE Residents

List of Evisa Countries for Uae Residents

eVisa is similar to regular visas except that you file your application online instead of visiting the immigration office physically. Once approved, you get your visa confirmation document online by email, which you can carry with you while traveling to your desired foreign country. The following are the countries that offer e-visa facilities for UAE passport owners. 

Sr. No.Country NameAllowed Staying Period
1Benin30 days
2Lesotho14 days
3Kenya30 days
4Iran30 days
5Indonesia30 days
6India30 days
7Gabon90 days
8Ethiopia90 days
10Congo (Dem. Rep.)30 days
11Cambodia30 days
12Bolivia90 days
13Nepal150 Days
15Rwanda30 days
16Sierra Leone30 days
17South Sudan--
18Taiwan30 days
20Togo15 days
21Türkiye90 days
23Viet Nam90 days

List of Countries Providing ETA to UAE Residents

List of Countries Providing Eta to Uae Residents

Some countries offer eTA or electronic travel authorization to individuals who are exempt from the visa requirements. You have to obtain it from your intended foreign country before leaving your homeland. It’s like a pre-authorization entry document you get instead of a visa. 

If you are a UAE national, you are eligible to obtain eTA for the countries listed below. Since these countries don’t require a proper visa, these also come under visa free countries for UAE residents. 

Sr. No.Country NameAllowed Staying Period
1Canada180 days
2Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)90 days
3New Zealand90 days
4Pakistan30 days
5Seychelles90 days
6Sri Lanka30 days
7United Kingdom180 days

List of Countries That Require Visas From UAE Residents

List of Countries That Require Visas From Uae Residents

Emirati citizens who wish to travel to the following 18 listed countries will have to obtain a valid visa first. That means, contrary to the visa free countries for UAE residents mentioned above, you’ll have to go through the rigorous permit application process in person to be able to enter these nations. 

Sr. NoCountry Name
13North Korea
14Papua New Guinea
15Trinidad and Tobago
17United States of America

Regional Wise Visa Free Countries for UAE residents

Regional Wise Visa Free Countries for Uae Residents

For your convenience, we’ve further categorized the above countries according to regions so that you can quickly locate a suitable country in the world areas you want to explore. 

Middle EastBahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia

Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine

Vatican City
AmericasArgentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru


Brunei, China, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines

Singapore, South Korea, Uzbekistan, Thailand

Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad

Egypt, Eswatini, Gambia, Mali, Mauritius

Morocco, Reunion, Seychelles, Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa, Sudan
OceaniaCook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Solomon Islands, Tonga

Aruba, Antigua & Barbuda. Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, French West Indies, Grenada, Haiti, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia

St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Turks and Caicos

Ending Note:

Now you know all the visa free countries for UAE residents that you can travel to during your holidays and free time. Having an Emirati passport makes around 90% of the world easily reachable to you. Don’t waste it and plan exciting tours to your favorite Asian, European, Middle Eastern, American, African, Caribbean, and other regional countries today. 

Note: All the information above is in accordance with the latest 2024 listing on the original Passport Index site run by Arton Capital, the most trusted and reliable online tool for obtaining real-time passport rankings and details is here. You may find variations in the records on further updates or across different online passport indexing platforms depending upon their evaluation criteria. 

Saleema Ramziyah
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