Do you live or work in the Middle East? Are you an OFW or a Resident there? Lucky you, since you are in the best gateway to the world. If you want to travel or go on a short holiday, here are 15 Countries Filipinos Can Visit Easily in UAE or Dubai.

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In a country that’s in Asia, between Europe and Africa; you can practically fly anywhere. Not only are the flight times short, but flights are affordable and cheap, too!  If you have leave credits, you should definitely consider visiting at least one of these countries!

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Asia

1. Armenia

Armenia Visa on Arrival and Armenia EVisa Guide for Filipinos

Armenia is a land-locked country with UNESCO World Heritages that are Monasteries. Though it’s not popular to Filipinos, this charming country should be on your list. No need process an additional visa for this, though, you can get a VOA or EVisa.

Flying time from Dubai: 2H and 55M

Visa requirement for Filipinos: Visa on Arrival or Armenia EVisa

Documents you may need:

  • Valid Passport – at least 6 months
  • 3.5 x 4.5 Photo
  • Return Onward Ticket
  • Hotel or Accommodation Booking
  • Visa Fee – USD 6 (21 days) or USD 31 (120 days)

2. Georgia

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Georgia, Sakartvelo as per the locals, is a country with gorgeous views and friendly people. It’s a country you can easily visit from UAE as those who have a visa from there is exempted from an EVisa. Though its capital, Tsibili, is filled with thermal springs; the country is popular spot for Snowboarding and Skiing.

Flying time from Dubai: 3H and 30M

Visa requirement for Filipinos: Visa Exempt Holders of GCC Visas for 90 days (UAE is included), if not apply for a Georgia EVisa

Documents you may need:

  • Valid Passport – at least 3 months after the expiration of visa with 2 blank pages
  • Photograph
  • Visa Fee – USD 20 + 2% service charge through Credit or Debit Card for 30 days in a 120 day period

3. India

Budget Backpacking in India

India is the home of the world-famous Taj Mahal. Witness culture and charm as you walk on the streets of this rustic country. Also, you can enjoy retreats be it spiritual or yogas, and enjoy the simple life!

Flying time from Dubai: 3H and 25M

Visa requirement for Filipinos: India E Tourist Visa for 30 days

Documents you may need:

  • Valid Passport
  • Photograph
  • Visa Fee – USD 25

4. Jordan

How to Apply for a Jordan Tourist Visa with Your Philippine Passport

Petra, Dead Sea, Jordan River – those are just a few on the list when you visit Jordan. Though it’s not part of the GCC, however, you could easily come to this country if you are a GCC resident. With its rich history, culture, and architecture; then, you would love it here.

Flying time from Dubai: 3H

Visa requirement for Filipinos: Those with residence or re-entry permit issued by UAE can get a Visa on Arrival, if not, you will need a Jordan Tourist Visa

Where to book:

  • Emirates
  • Gulf Air
  • Royal Jordanian
  • Qatar Airways

5. Maldives

Budget Trip to Maldives

With unlimited crystal clear waters, Maldives is a great tourist and honeymoon destination. Rejuvenate and relax in what is heaven on earth. It’s also a visa on arrival for Filipinos!

Flying time from Dubai: 4H and 50M

Visa requirement for Filipinos: Visa on Arrival for 30 days

Documents you may need:

  • Valid Passport
  • Onward or Return Ticket
  • Funds – at least USD 100 per day if you have no accommodation or USD 50 per day for those with bookings

6. Nepal

7 Things to Do in Kathmandu, Nepal
Sebastian Pena Lambarri

Want to trek Mt. Everest? Well, Nepal should be on your list. But in case you don’t have the resources or stamina to do so (as it is very hard), you can enjoy ancient temples and scenic views. It’s a charming country you would truly enjoy.

Flying time from Dubai: 4H and 5M

Visa requirement for Filipinos: Visa on Arrival for 15/30/90 days at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)

Documents you may need:

  • Valid Passport – at least 6 months valid from arrival
  • Arrival Card and Tourist Visa Form
  • 1.5 x 1.5 Photo
  • Address in Nepal
  • Visa Fee – USD 30/50/125

In case you want to come back, you can get a multiple-entry visa for an additional USD 20.

7. Sri Lanka

Off Beaten Destinations that Filipinos Can Easily Enter
Photo by Sander Don on Unsplash

Not as popular as its neighbors, India and Maldives, but Sri Lanka will hit you differently. With sleepy villages, gorgeous beaches, historic temples, and National Parks; Sri Lanka is something you would fall in love with. It’s also near UAE or Dubai!

Flying time from Dubai: 4H and 45M

Visa requirement for Filipinos: Electronic Travel authority

Documents you may need:

  • Valid Passport – at least 6 months valid
  • Visa Fee – USD 35/40 but 0 for Filipinos

8. Kyrgyzstan

Places to Visit in Kyrgyzstan

Besides hearing this name during geography class, Kyrgyz came to attention when I saw the Adem Dance Crew in Asia’s Got Talent. And that’s what made me curious. It’s covered by mountains, so enjoy hiking and scenic views plus witness their unique culture!

Flying time from Dubai: 3H and 55M

Visa requirement for Filipinos: Visa on Arrival at Manas International Airport or eVisa for 30 Days

Borders you can cross at:

  • Manas International Airport
  • Osh Airport
  • China (at Irkeshtam and Torugart)
  • Kazakhstan (at Ak-jol, Ak-Tilek, Chaldybar, Chon-Kapka)
  • Tajikistan (at Bor-Dobo, Kulundu, Kyzyl-Bel)
  • Uzbekistan (at Dostuk)

9. Pakistan

Plan Your Own Trip Itinerary

Pakistan is not scary or chaotic as what the media portrays, but its actually safe for tourists. There are also many gorgeous views in Pakistan from the lake to the hills. You would be in awe!

Flying time from Dubai: 2H and 50M

Visa requirement for Filipinos: Pakistan EVisa

Documents you may need:

  • Valid Passport – valid at least 6 months from arrival
  • 45mm x 35mm Photo
  • Invitation letter – from sponsor, tour agency, or hotel
  • Visa Fee – USD 25 / 37.50

10. Tajikistan

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Tajikistan, like most -stans here in the list, is the not commonly traveled to by Pinoys. With 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites and lovely glaciers, you would surely enjoy it here. Pair this with a trip to or from Kyrgyzstan.

Flying time from Dubai: 2H and 55M

Visa requirement for Filipinos: Tajikistan EVisa

Documents you may need:

  • Valid Passport – valid at least 6 months from entry
  • Visa Fee – USD 50 / 70

11. Turkey

15 Best Things to do in Gaziantep, Turkey

Ever seen those gorgeous hot air balloons? Well, you should visit Cappadocia in Turkey which showcases those. Don’t forget to check out the Blue Lagoon, unique buildings, and the food!

Flying time from Dubai: 3H and 30M

Visa requirement for Filipinos: Evisa for those with visas or permits from Schengen countries, US, UK, or Ireland. If not, a Turkey Tourist Visa.

Africa

12. Ethiopia

How to Get an Ethiopia EVisa for Filipinos and Other Nationalities
Photo by Marc Szeglat on Unsplash

You can also start your African adventure in no other than Ethiopia. With scenic lakes, stunning views, rich history and culture, you will surely be in awe of this country. Filipinos can get an EVisa to here, if you want more trips then try going to Kenya or Morocco, after!

Flying time from Dubai: 3H and 40M

Visa requirement for Filipinos: Ethiopia EVisa

Documents you may need:

  • Valid Passport – valid for at least 6 months from date of entry (scan biopage)
  • Passport Size Photo
  • Visa Fee – USD 52 / 72

13. Kenya

Want to check out Wildlife, meet Timon and Pumba? Kenya is only a few hours away from Dubai and can be easily visited by Filipinos. There are many adventures or safaris you can enjoy. You can also see the Coffee Garden and Cheese Factory.

Flying time from Dubai: 4H and 55M

Visa requirement for Filipinos: Kenya EVisa

Documents you may need:

  • Valid Passport and copy of biopage
  • Passport Photo
  • Travel Itinerary
  • Hotel Bookings
  • Visa Fee – USD 51

14. Morocco

4 Day South Morocco Road Trip to the Atlantic Coast
Paintings everywhere at Essaouira!

When I hear of Morocco, I remember Hollywood Movies or Series; Game of Thrones, Alladin, Gladiator and many more were filmed there. Not only will you see things feature on film but the historical cities are quite a catch!

Flying time from Dubai: 7H and 50M

Visa requirement for Filipinos: Visa Free for 90 days

Europe

15. Montenegro

Tourist Visa For Montenegro

If you have been following Kach and Jon’s adventures, I’m sure you have already fallen in love with Montenegro. It’s also an advantage if you are a resident of UAE since you are VOA for 10 days, if not you can use other visas or apply for one. Sail on the Bay of Kotor or walk on the Old Town in this exquisite country.

Flying time from Dubai: 5H and 15M

Visa requirement for Filipinos: Visa on Arrival for UAE Residents for 10 days, others please read this Montenegro Tourist Visa Guide

Documents you may need:

  • Valid Passport
  • Residency Card valid for at least 30 days
  • Return Ticket – UAE – Montenegro – UAE
  • Proof of Accommodation
  • Visa Fee – USD 51

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There’s the list of countries you can easily visit in UAE or Dubai. You are so blessed that getting to those places is easy – only a direct flight and either visa free or VOA or EVisa. Don’t waste your opportunity and try to travel in at least one or two. Good luck and enjoy your trips!

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About the Writer

Lyza Paloma

Hey, I’m Lyza! I once was a person who just imagined going to places “one day” but decided to pursue my dreams. My first travel abroad was in Japan, solo, last 2018, and fell in love with the journey since. I’m aiming to visit 10 countries before turning 30 and 2 new places in the Philippines every year. Besides traveling, I love organizing trips, photography, reading, and making new friends. Follow my adventures through my Instagram.

 

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