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No visa on arrival in UAE for Qatari expats

Likewise, UAE nationals are banned from travelling to or staying in Qatar

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Published: Thu 8 Jun 2017, 11:37 AM

Last updated: Thu 8 Jun 2017, 1:54 PM

With the raging Qatar crisis, travellers holding Qatari passports are currently prohibited from travelling or transiting through the UAE.

Qatari expats will not be eligible for visa on arrival in the UAE.

The move bars Qatari nationals from entering the UAE or crossing its points of entry. Qatari residents and visitors in the UAE have been given 14 days (starting June 5) to leave the country for precautionary security reasons.
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UAE nationals are likewise banned from travelling to or staying in Qatar or transiting through its territories.

Below is a quick rundown of answers to key queries you may have:

Can Qatari tourists continue their stay in the UAE?

Unfortunately, you'll have to exit the country. The UAE has given Qatari residents and visitors in the UAE 14 days (starting June 5) to leave the country for precautionary security reasons.

Since direct flights to Doha will not be plying, you may exit to Kuwait or Oman (or another destination of your convenience) and then take a connecting flight to your home country.

Should Qatari nationals living in the UAE exit soon?

Yes, you must leave in the next few days. According to WAM, the UAE has announced closure of UAE airspace and seaports for all Qataris and banning all Qatari means of transportation, coming to or leaving the UAE, from crossing, entering or leaving the UAE territories, and taking all legal measures in collaboration with friendly countries and international companies with regards to Qataris using the UAE airspace and territorial waters, from and to Qatar, for national security considerations.
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Will Qatari diplomatic missions in the UAE still be open?
No. Since the UAE has decided to "sever all relations with the State of Qatar, including breaking off diplomatic relations". It gave Qatari diplomats 48 hours (starting June 5) to leave the UAE.



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