UAE visa for Kuwaiti citizens

A visa is NOT required for Kuwaiti passport holders visiting United Arab Emirates for a short-term stay: Freedom of movement.

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Kuwaiti citizens to enter United Arab Emirates for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required Freedom of movement
Evisa United Arab Emirates e-visa for Kuwaiti citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival United Arab Emirates visa on arrival for Kuwaiti citizens Not Available

United Arab Emirates tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Kuwaiti passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in United Arab Emirates.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from United Arab Emirates.

If you are looking for United Arab Emirates visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Kuwait, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of United Arab Emirates nearest your place of residence.

  • Kuwait City: The Embassy of United Arab Emirates in Kuwait City, Kuwait (Working hours: Open now. Close in 8 hours 11 minutes)

United Arab Emirates visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest United Arab Emirates diplomatic mission offices to Kuwait for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Kuwait traveling to United Arab Emirates from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Kuwait) estimated Change (%)
2014 13,473 N/A
2015 14,502 7.64%
2016 15,743 8.56%
2017 16,927 7.52%
2018 17,667 4.37%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

United Arab Emirates & Kuwait comparison

United Arab Emirates's area is approximately 83,600 km2 (32,278 sq mi), while the area of Kuwait is approximately 17,820 km2 (6,880 sq mi). This means Kuwait is 4.69 times smaller than United Arab Emirates.

As of September 2021, United Arab Emirates's population is ~18.7 million people - 9,754,601 more people than the population of Kuwait.

We have highlighted United Arab Emirates & Kuwait’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

United Arab Emirates Kuwait Difference
Population (est 2021) 18,689,337 8,934,736 9.8 million more people live in United Arab Emirates than Kuwait
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 101 39 United Arab Emirates has 62 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Kuwait.
Travel freedom (2021) 128 48 United Arab Emirates passport holders can visit 80 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 127 70 UAE hosts 57 more foreign missions than Kuwait.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Kuwait travel to United Arab Emirates in one year?

The number of visitors from Kuwait visiting United Arab Emirates in 2018 was approximately 17,667.

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