Visa-Free Countries for UAE Passport Holders in 2023

Visa-free Countries for Emirati Passport Holders

The Emirati passport allows its holders visa-free entry to 112 different countries. Visa-free entrance means that you can visit these places without having to obtain any visa or any other documentation. Therefore, traveling to these countries is very comfortable and easy for Emirati citizens! Other places of the world require Emiratis to have some type of travel documentation like an eVisa, a visa on arrival, an eTA, or a regular visa. Keep reading to find out which territories you can visit with just an Emirati passport and which require some type of document in 2023.

In this article about world accessibility for Emirati passport owners, you will read about:
Map and chart showing the percentage distribution of visa requirements for Emirati citizens
Visa-Free Countries112 (56,5%)
Visa-On-Arrival Countries43 (22%)
eVisa Countries24 (12%)
eTA Countries7 (3,5%)
Visa Countries22 (11%)

How many countries can Emirati citizens travel to visa-free?

To be exact, 112 countries allow visa-free entry for Emirati citizens. Emiratis can access more than 50% of the world without a visa. Furthermore, the UAE passport also grants visa-free entry to the Schengen area which a lot of European territories belong to.

Map of countries Emirati citizens can travel to visa-free

What countries can Emirati citizens go to without a visa?

Here we present the list of places where Emiratis don’t need a visa in order to enter. Most of these territories are located in Europe and South America. In round brackets, we have specified the number of days Emiratis can stay in the said country without a visa.

Albania (90 days)Lebanon (180 days)
Andorra (90 days)Liechtenstein (90 days)
Antigua and Barbuda (90 days)Lithuania (90 days)
Argentina (90 days)Luxembourg (90 days)
Armenia (180 days)Malaysia (90 days)
Austria (90 days)Mali (90 days)
Bahamas (90 days)Malta (90 days)
BahrainMauritius (90 days)
Barbados (90 days)Mexico (180 days)
Belarus (90 days)Micronesia (30 days)
Belgium (90 days)Moldova (90 days)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (90 days)Monaco (90 days)
Botswana (90 days)Montenegro (90 days)
Brazil (90 days)Morocco (90 days)
Brunei (30 days)Nauru
Bulgaria (90 days)Netherlands (90 days)
Burkina FasoNicaragua (90 days)
ChadNorth Macedonia (90 days)
Chile (90 days)Norway (90 days)
China (30 days)Oman (90 days)
Colombia (90 days)Palestinian Territories
Costa Rica (90 days)Panama (90 days)
Croatia (90 days)Paraguay (90 days)
Cuba (90 days)Peru (90 days)
Cyprus (90 days)Philippines (30 days)
Czech Republic (90 days)Poland (90 days)
Denmark (90 days)Portugal (90 days)
Dominica (180 days)Qatar
Dominican RepublicRomania (90 days)
Ecuador (90 days)Russian Federation (90 days)
Egypt (180 days)Saint Kitts and Nevis (90 days)
El Salvador (90 days)Saint Lucia (60 days)
Estonia (90 days)San Marino (90 days)
Fiji (120 days)Sao Tome and Principe (15 days)
Finland (90 days)Saudi Arabia
France (90 days)Senegal (90 days)
Gambia (90 days)Serbia (90 days)
Georgia (90 days)Singapore (30 days)
Germany (90 days)Slovakia (90 days)
Greece (90 days)Slovenia (90 days)
Grenada (90 days)South Africa (90 days)
Guatemala (90 days)Spain (90 days)
Haiti (90 days)St. Vincent and the Grenadines (90 days)
Honduras (90 days)Sudan
Hong Kong (30 days)Sweden (90 days)
Hungary (90 days)Switzerland (90 days)
Iceland (90 days)Syria
Ireland (90 days)Tajikistan (30 days)
Israel (90 days)Thailand (30 days)
Italy (90 days)Tonga (60 days)
Jordan (90 days)Tunisia (90 days)
Kazakhstan (30 days)Ukraine (90 days)
Kosovo (90 days)Uruguay (90 days)
KuwaitUzbekistan (30 days)
Kyrgyzstan (60 days)Vanuatu (90 days)
Latvia (90 days)Vatican City (90 days)

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How many countries can Emirati citizens visit with a visa on arrival?

Emirati citizens can enter 43 countries with a visa on arrival.

A visa on arrival is obtained after having arrived at the destination country’s airport, seaport, or land border. Therefore, you don’t have to apply for a visa before starting the trip, because the whole process is done once you arrive in the territory. After having obtained the visa on arrival, the stay should not be longer than the number of days specified in the document.

Map of countries Emirati citizens can visit with a visa on arrival

What countries can Emirati citizens go to with a visa on arrival?

Most of the places that require Emirati passport holders to get a visa on arrival are located in parts of Africa and the Middle East. Below we have prepared a full list of countries that grant a visa on arrival to Emirati citizens along with the number of days the document is valid for:

AngolaMaldives (30 days)
Azerbaijan (30 days)Marshall Islands (90 days)
Bangladesh (30 days)Mauritania
Bolivia (90 days)Mongolia (30 days)
Burundi (30 days)Mozambique (30 days)
CameroonNamibia (90 days)
Cape Verde (EASE)Nepal (90 days)
Central African Republic (90 days)Niger (30 days)
Comoros (45 days)Nigeria
Congo (30 days)Palau (30 days)
Equatorial Guinea (90 days)Rwanda (30 days)
Ethiopia (90 days)Samoa (60 days)
Gabon (90 days)Sierra Leone (30 days)
Guinea (90 days)Somalia (30 days)
Guinea-Bissau (90 days)Tanzania
Guyana (30 days)Timor-Leste (30 days)
Indonesia (30 days)Togo (7 days)
IraqTuvalu (30 days)
Jamaica (30 days)Yemen (90 days)
Laos (30 days)Zambia (90 days)
Madagascar (90 days)Zimbabwe (90 days)
Malawi (30 days)

How many countries can Emirati citizens visit with an eVisa?

Emirati passport holders can enter 24 countries using an eVisa.

An eVisa is an electronic travel authorization that is applied for and obtained online. The whole process is very convenient because you can apply from the comfort of your house. The main difference from the visa-on-arrival is that the eVisa should be applied for before the trip takes place.

Map of countries Emirati citizens can visit with an eVisa

Which countries require Emirati citizens to obtain an eVisa?

The majority of places for which Emirati citizens need to apply for an eVisa are located in the Middle East and in some parts of Africa. Here is a list of the countries that require Emirati passport holders to get an eVisa before entering their territory:

Azerbaijan (30 days)Laos (30 days)
Benin (30 days)Lesotho (14 days)
Bolivia (90 days)Madagascar (90 days)
Cambodia (30 days)Malawi (30 days)
Congo (Dem. Rep.) (30 days)Rwanda (30 days)
DjiboutiSeychelles (tourist registration, 90 days)
Ethiopia (90 days)South Sudan
Gabon (90 days)Tanzania
Guinea-Bissau (90 days)Turkey (90 days)
India (30 days)Uganda
Iran (30 days)Viet Nam (30 days)
Kenya (90 days)Zambia (90 days)

How many places require Emirati citizens to have a visa to visit?

Emirati citizens need a visa in order to travel to 22 countries.

Although the Emirati passport grants access to a lot of different parts of the world, some destinations still require UAE citizens to obtain a regular visa. Before traveling to these countries, ensure that all necessary documentation is in order and valid. The best place to inform oneself is always the official government’s website.

Map of countries Emirati citizens are required to have a visa or eTA to visit

What countries require Emirati passport holders to get a visa?

Most of the territories which require a visa from Emirati citizens are located in North America, Oceania, and Africa. We have prepared a list of the places for which Emiratis need a visa to enter:

AlgeriaMacao (COVID-19 ban)
Australia (fast track)Myanmar [Burma]
BelizeNorth Korea
BhutanPapua New Guinea
EritreaSolomon Islands
GhanaTrinidad and Tobago
KiribatiUnited States of America

Emirati citizens can travel to 7 countries with an eTA authorization

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is an entry requirement for travelers who don’t need a visa in order to access the country. The application process is very simple and after being granted the document is valid for a few years. It is automatically connected to the passenger’s passport.

There are 7 countries that grant this type of entry to Emirati passport holders:

Canada (180 days)South Korea (90 days)
Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast, 90 days)Sri Lanka (30 days)
New Zealand (90 days)United Kingdom (180 days)
Pakistan (30 days)

Key takeaway on visa-free countries for Emirati citizens

Emirati passport holders have fantastic world mobility. More than 100 different places grant visa-free entry to Emiratis which represents 56% of the whole world. Therefore, you can visit half of the world with just your passport! The other half is open for Emiratis either with a visa on arrival which grants access to 43 territories (22% of the total of countries in the world!) or with an eVisa document that allows entry to 24 territories (12%). However, 29 states still ask Emiratis citizens to have a regular visa or an eTA.

FAQ on world accessibility for UAE passport holders

How many countries can I enter visa-free with an Emirati passport?

You can enter 112 different countries with just your Emirati passport. Check out our article to see the full list of visa-free states for UAE citizens.

Can Emiratis travel to the USA without a visa?

No, Emiratis citizens will need a visa in order to enter the United States.

Is Turkey visa-free for UAE citizens?

No, to enter Turkey Emirati citizens will have to obtain an eVisa, which is valid for 90 days.