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Updated April 2024

The GCC countries are great destinations for UAE travellers, thanks to their geographic proximity and internal travel arrangements. Oman, the UAE’s neighbour to the south, boasts breathtaking natural beauty and diverse flora and fauna, promising the Emiratis a quick and memorable weekend getaway.

If you, too, are planning to visit Oman in the coming months, keep reading this Wego article to find out if UAE residents require an Oman visa to travel to the country and how much the Oman visa costs.

Oman visa for UAE residents news

There haven’t been any recent changes in visa rules for Oman affecting UAE residents.

Do UAE residents need an Oman visa?

The visa requirements for UAE residents depend on whether they are Emirati nationals. Nationals of the UAE may enter Oman visa-free at any border port, by road or by air, and can stay in the country for up to 14 days. However, please note that they will be required to show a confirmed hotel booking, health insurance, and a return ticket.

Foreign nationals residing in the UAE will need to possess a pre-arranged visa before departing for Oman. They can apply for their Oman visa at the official portal and may also check their options here.

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Oman visa on arrival for UAE residents

Oman discontinued issuing visas on arrival in 2019, irrespective of residency and citizenship. As a result, travellers who are not nationals of UAE or any GCC country will need to apply for an entry visa before flying to Oman.

Oman visas for UAE residents cost

UAE residents who are Emirati nationals do not require an Oman visa and may visit Oman free of cost. However, those who require a visa will incur a cost of AED 47.70 (USD 12.92).


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