Armenia has taken steps to enhance travel accessibility for tourists from the UAE by simplifying its visa regulations. UAE passport holders can now enjoy visa-free travel for up to 180 days within a year. The changes also extend to individuals with UAE residency visas, making it easier for them to visit Armenia. This initiative aims to foster cultural exchange, tourism, and stronger connections between the two nations.
Sisian Boghossian MBA, the head of the Tourism Committee of Armenia, Ministry of Economy, expressed, “Citizens from more than 50 countries, including Egypt, India, Iraq, Morocco, the Philippines, and Saudi Arabia, may obtain a visa at the Armenian border (on-arrival or by e-visa) if they hold a valid resident card issued by GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) member states, which includes the UAE.”
Armenia, strategically located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, has witnessed a significant increase in travelers from the UAE. With a brief three-hour direct flight and cost-effective options, it is emerging as an appealing choice for those seeking a convenient yet memorable getaway. The country offers diverse activities, including ziplining, water rafting, paragliding, and winter sports, providing a well-rounded experience for visitors.
Armenia’s visa simplification, proximity, affordability, rich culture, delightful cuisine, and captivating landscapes collectively contribute to its popularity among UAE travelers looking for unique and unexplored destinations. Moreover, Armenia’s appeal extends beyond its capital, as travelers explore regions like the picturesque winter landscapes and a range of snow-related activities, ensuring year-round tourism opportunities.
The country is a treasure trove of hidden gems, including a grape spa in the Ararat Valley offering grape-based treatments. Scenic getaways feature Lake Sevan and the breathtaking peaks of the Armenian highlands. Armenia boasts a rich cultural heritage, encompassing ancient monasteries, churches, and historical sites, making it a compelling destination for travelers.