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UAE residents: Visa-free or visa on arrival destinations less than 4 hours away

UAE residents can travel to these beautiful countries visa-free or get a visa on arrival

08:00 October 10, 2017
Maldives

No visa applications will deter your travel plans from the UAE to these beautiful countries, all of which are less than 4 hours away and are popular with tourists worldwide. 

Note: This is an informative guide only and is correct on published date. If you plan on travelling to any of these countries, double-check with the relevant consulate or embassy before booking your tickets.

Also, read our visa-free countries list for Filipino nationals.


Nepal

Get visa on arrival | Indians travel visa-free


Nepal is a tourist-friendly nation and issues multiple-entry visas on arrival to almost all nationalities. However, Indians do not require a visa to enter Nepal at any point.

Tourists can get a 15-day, 30-day or 90-day multiple-entry visa and if you plan to make a spontaneous trip to India and back, you can get your Indian visa sorted from Nepal as well. Going to China, however, has stricter formalities and prior planning is essential.


Nationals of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan cannot get visa on arrival and they should apply for visa at the Nepalese consulate or embassy in the UAE

Cost of visa on arrival 15-days for US$25 (Dh92), 30-days for US$40 (Dh147) or 90-days for US$100 (Dh367) Documents required One free page on passport that has at least 6 months of validity, two photos and cash in US dollars, valid outbound ticket


Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius

Free visa on arrival for almost all nationalities


You get a free thirty-day visa on arrival in Maldives and Seychelles, while Mauritius lets you stay for 60 days. While the immigration authorities have the freedom to reduce the period or add restrictions on this, this is not a common occurrence.

Mauritius has a list of nationalities who do need to apply for a visa beforehand and these include Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korea, Libya, Somalia and Yemen among a few others. 

Cost of visa on arrival Free; Free extensions (approval at discretion of immigration department) Documents required Passport that has at least 6 months of validity, valid outbound ticket and a confirmed hotel reservation and documents to prove ability to cover stay expenses


Georgia

Visa on arrival for UAE residents


All visitors to Georgia who can prove their residency in the UAE will get visa on arrival for 90 days in any 180-day period. 

Cost of visa on arrival Free Documents required Passport that has at least 6 months of validity, valid outbound ticket and a confirmed hotel reservation