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Updated April 2024

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 with Wego 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 102 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 they are eligible for on arrival.

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

Qatar Visa on Arrival 2024: Which Countries are Eligible for Qatar Visa on Arrival?


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 entitles 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, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine.

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, is valid only for 30 days from the date of issuance and entitles its holder to spend up to 30 days in Qatar, either on a single trip or on multiple trips.

Andorra, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 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, Macao, 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, Uzbekistan Vatican City and Venezuela.

Qatar e-visa for UAE residents

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). These residents must register with the Hayya website or the Hayya mobile app in order to obtain e-visas.

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

  • a photo to upload to the Hayya website or the mobile app
  • 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).

To get detailed information on what and how Hayya works, check out our dedicated article below:

Hayya: What to Know About Qatar’s New Visa System


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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