UAE and Armenia Establish Visa-Free Regime for Citizens

Certain residents have the convenience of arriving in the country and simply presenting their Emirates ID or residency visa for entry. This streamlined process is designed to facilitate and expedite the arrival experience for eligible individuals.

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Promoting Bilateral Relations and Tourism

Armenia and the United Arab Emirates have inked a significant visa-free regime agreement for their respective citizens, signaling a commitment to enhancing bilateral relations and facilitating travel between the two nations.

As Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia, Vahan Kostanyan, made this pivotal announcement on a social media platform (X, previously known as Twitter), highlighting the official visit of Armenia's Foreign Minister, Ararat Mirzoyan, to the UAE, where the agreement was formalized through a signing ceremony.

During Foreign Minister Mirzoyan's visit to the UAE, discussions with Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, encompassed a broad spectrum of cooperation, including economic, investment, developmental, tourism, and educational sectors, reflecting the comprehensive nature of this diplomatic engagement.

Armenian nationals traveling to the UAE are still required to obtain a visa, despite UAE citizens being able to enter Armenia without one. This contradiction was discovered on the websites of the Armenian Foreign Ministry and Dubai's official tourism website,, both of which indicate that Armenian people still need visas to enter the United Arab Emirates.

Tourist visa to UAE

For many expatriate communities residing in the UAE, such as Indian, Philippine, Indonesian, Malaysian, and Egyptian nationals, possessing a valid UAE visa or Emirates ID is essential for entry into the country. Nonetheless, this visa-free accord is expected to stimulate tourism and trade, benefiting both nations. UAE-based airlines, like flydubai, already operate flights to Armenia's capital, Yerevan, often offering special promotions on this route.

Armenia's welcoming visa policies, which exempt nationals of 45 countries, including the UAE, from visa requirements, are reciprocated, allowing citizens from these nations to stay in Armenia for up to 180 days annually. This harmonized approach is anticipated to encourage mutual tourism and deepen the bonds between Armenia and the UAE.

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