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Armenia Simplifies Visa Regulations for UAE Tourists

Armenia has simplified its visa restrictions in order to make travel easier for tourists from the UAE.

Armenia has taken steps to make travel more accessible for tourists from the UAE by streamlining its visa regulations. 

The mountainous Nation has simplified its visa requirements for Emirati travelers, allowing UAE passport holders to enjoy visa-free travel for up to 180 days within a year.

Visa regulations have also been streamlined for individuals with UAE residency visas, making visiting Armenia easier.

GCC Resident Card Holders Eligible for Visa:

Sisian Boghossian MBA, the head of the Tourism Committee of Armenia, Ministry of Economy, explained that citizens from more than 50 countries, including Egypt, India, Iraq, Morocco, the Philippines, and Saudi Arabia, may obtain a visa at the Armenian border (either on arrival or through e-visa) if they hold a valid resident card issued by GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) member states, which includes the UAE.

Promoting Cultural Exchange and Tourism:

Armenia’s new visa rules are designed to promote cultural exchange tourism and strengthen the ties between the two nations, as highlighted by Armenia’s tourism body. 

This shift aims to encourage more tourists from the UAE to explore the beauty and culture of Armenia.

Armenia’s Appeal to UAE Tourists:

Armenia, situated at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, has witnessed a significant increase in travelers from the UAE. 

Its short direct flight duration of approximately three hours and affordability make it an attractive destination for those seeking a convenient and memorable getaway. 

The Nation offers a broad range of activities, from ziplining, water rafting, and paragliding to winter sports, ensuring a well-rounded experience for visitors.

Year-Round Tourism and Unique Experiences:

Armenia’s visa facilitation, proximity to the UAE, affordability, rich culture, delicious cuisine, and stunning landscapes have made it a popular choice among travelers looking for a unique and unexplored destination. 

Travelers from the UAE often explore regions beyond the capital of Armenia, drawn by picturesque winter landscapes and various snow-related activities, making Armenia an attractive year-round destination.

Discovering Hidden Gems:

The country offers hidden gems, such as a grape spa in the Ararat Valley, providing grape-based treatments. Scenic getaways include visits to Lake Sevan and the breathtaking peaks of the Armenian highlands. 

Armenia also boasts a rich cultural heritage, featuring ancient monasteries, churches, and historical sites for travelers to explore.

These new visa regulations, along with Armenia’s diverse attractions and accessibility, are expected to further enhance its appeal to UAE tourists seeking unique and enriching travel experiences.

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