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Updated January 2023

The GCC countries are a great destination for Emirati travellers, thanks to their geographic proximity and internal travel arrangements. Qatar, the UAE’s neighbour to the north, is home to extensive landscapes of smooth, pristine sands and cutting-edge, modern architecture, promising the Emiratis a quick and memorable weekend getaway.

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

Qatar visa for UAE residents

UAE nationals are not required to obtain a visa to enter Qatar. However, UAE residents who are foreign nationals will need to apply for an e-visa or visa waiver on arrival.

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Qatar visa on arrival for UAE residents

The Qatar visa on arrival allows nationals of 95 eligible countries to obtain a visa waiver upon arrival to Qatar by presenting a valid passport with a minimum validity of six months and a confirmed onward or return ticket.

The nationals of these countries do not require any prior visa arrangements before travelling to Qatar. Visitors intending to stay in Qatar must hold a valid hotel booking for the duration of the stay.

The countries eligible for the Qatar visa on arrival will, however, be divided into two categories depending on the types of visas on arrival they are eligible for.

90-day stay period

Residents of UAE who hold passports of specified countries can enter Qatar without any prior visa arrangements and obtain a visa waiver on arrival. The waiver will be valid for 180 days from the date of issuance and entitle its holder to spend up to 90 days in Qatar, during either a single trip or on multiple trips. The countries are as follows:

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine.

Please consult our dedicated article to learn more about the Qatar visa on arrival regime.

30-day stay period

Residents of UAE who hold passports from the following countries can also enter Qatar without any prior visa arrangements and obtain a visa waiver on arrival. The waiver, however, will be valid only for 30 days from the date of issuance and entitle its holder to spend up to 30 days in Qatar, during either a single trip or on multiple trips.

Andorra, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Georgia, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Macau, Macedonia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela.

Please consult our dedicated article to learn more about the Qatar visa on arrival regime.

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Qatar e-visa for UAE residents

Please note that Qatar has yet to resume the issuance of standard visas.

UAE residents who do not hold passports from any of the above countries but have a valid residence permit or visit visa to either Schengen countries, Australia, Canada, the UK, USA or New Zealand, can apply for Qatar ETA (also called Qatar e-visa or Qatar online visa).

Such residents of the UAE can apply for the e-visa here. They will need to submit the following documents:

  • proof of accommodation in Qatar (e.g. hotel booking or your host’s address)
  • details of your return (or onward) travel
  • a copy of your passport (with a minimum validity of six months)
  • a copy of your residence permit or visa to any one of the eligible countries stated above (with a minimum validity of 30 days).

Qatar visa fee for UAE residents

Since UAE nationals do not require a Qatar visa, they can visit the country free of cost. Additionally, the Qatar visa waiver on arrival is also issued free of charge, which means UAE residents of the nationalities listed above will also be eligible for free entry.

UAE residents who require the Qatar e-visa will have to pay QAR 100.

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