UAE visa for Saudi Arabian citizens

A visa is NOT required for Saudi Arabian 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 Saudi Arabian citizens to enter United Arab Emirates for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required Freedom of Movement
Evisa United Arab Emirates e-visa for Saudi Arabian citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival United Arab Emirates visa on arrival for Saudi Arabian citizens Not Available

United Arab Emirates tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Saudi Arabian 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 Saudi Arabia, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of United Arab Emirates nearest your place of residence.

  • Jeddah: The Embassy of United Arab Emirates in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (Working hours: Close now)
  • Riyadh: The Embassy of United Arab Emirates in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Working hours: Close now)

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (Saudi Arabia) estimated Change (%)
2008 1,557,420 N/A
2009 1,588,260 1.98%
2010 1,619,100 1.94%
2011 1,511,160 -6.67%
2012 1,557,420 3.06%
2013 1,495,740 -3.96%
2014 1,464,900 -2.06%
2015 1,542,000 5.26%
2016 1,638,000 6.23%
2017 1,529,000 -6.65%
2018 1,668,000 9.09%
2019 1,765,000 5.82%

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 & Saudi Arabia comparison

United Arab Emirates's area is approximately 83,600 km2 (32,278 sq mi), while the area of Saudi Arabia is approximately 2,149,690 km2 (829,999 sq mi). This means Saudi Arabia is 25.71 times bigger than United Arab Emirates.

As of September 2021, United Arab Emirates's population is ~18.9 million people - 56,753,068 fewer people than the population of Saudi Arabia.

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

United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia Difference
Population (est 2021) 18,855,983 75,609,051 56.8 million fewer people live in United Arab Emirates than Saudi Arabia
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 101 114 United Arab Emirates has 13 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Saudi Arabia.
Travel freedom (2021) 128 39 United Arab Emirates passport holders can visit 89 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 127 127 UAE hosts 0 fewer foreign missions than Saudi Arabia.

Frequently asked questions, answered

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

The number of visitors from Saudi Arabia visiting United Arab Emirates in 2019 was approximately 1,765,000.

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