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Updated February 2024

Planning a vacation and obtaining a visa can be a daunting and lengthy process, depending on various factors. With a UAE passport providing excellent accessibility worldwide, Emiratis can avail themselves of the visa-on-arrival facility for certain countries. This enables you to plan a trip without worrying about applying for a visa before your travel.

Read on as Wego has prepared a list of countries where you can easily obtain a visa on arrival for your upcoming vacation.

What is Visa on Arrival?

Visa on arrival refers to a visa provided to travellers when they arrive at their destination country. Upon arrival, travellers can complete the necessary paperwork by submitting the required documents and paying the visa on arrival fees. If you’re planning to travel internationally from the UAE and wish to avoid visa application formalities, consider planning a trip to the following countries that offer visa-on-arrival facilities, making your journey hassle-free.

Countries offering visa on arrival for UAE citizens

The countries listed below, categorized by region, provide Emirati tourists with visa-on-arrival options, each with varying durations. Please verify this information individually on the official website of the country you intend to visit.



A vacation amidst the pristine white sands and Maldives’ expansive blue waters, reaching out to the horizon like an infinite pool, stands unparalleled in terms of luxury. The best part? No need to worry about visa processes beforehand when visiting the Maldives with a UAE passport, as it qualifies for the convenient visa-on-arrival facility at Maldives immigration.

Initially valid for 30 days, this visa can be extended if necessary. Travellers must present proof of return transportation and either confirmed hotel accommodations or evidence of sufficient funds. Additionally, ensure your passport has unused visa pages for the required stamps upon arrival.

Other Asian countries extending visa-on-arrival facilities to UAE nationals include:

  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Laos
  • Macao (SAR China)
  • Nepal
  • Timor-Leste
  • Yemen



The mosaic of wildlife, vibrant cultures, and warm hospitality makes Tanzania a captivating destination for every adventurer and nature enthusiast. This African beauty also offers a visa-on-arrival facility for UAE nationals and convenient eVisas, adding to the accessibility and allure of this remarkable country.

Apart from Tanzania, the following countries also provide Visa on Arrival facilities for Emiratis:

  • Burundi
  • Cape Verde Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Comoros Islands
  • Ethiopia
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Rwanda
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Madagascar
  • Mauritania
  • Namibia
  • Palau Islands 
  • Sierra Leone
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • Zimbabwe

South America

  • Bolivia
  • Guyana


  • Marshall Islands
  • Tuvalu

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