UAE Travel: 12 countries offering visa-free entry or visa on arrival

Visa-free entry and visa-on-arrival are available to UAE residents in a dozen countries, including some of the most popular tourist destinations.

Five countries provide visa-on-arrival services to residents, while seven offer visa-free entry to residents. reports that Georgia, Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, Kazakhstan, Serbia, and Jordan provide visa-free entry to UAE residents while Armenia, Baku, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand, and Albania provide visa-on-arrival.

The COO of, Raheesh Babu, said a few nationalities may be required to submit additional documents.

With a visa-free or visa-on-arrival score of 176, Henley & Partners ranked the UAE passport as 15th most powerful in the world. Among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries as well as the wider Arab World, the UAE passport remains the strongest.

As the largest gainer in the index, Henley & Partners announced that the UAE was the pandemic winner.

UAE expatriates have better chances of obtaining visas from advanced countries since the passport is strong and the per capita income is high. 

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