Bahraini visa for UAE citizens

A visa is NOT required for UAE passport holders visiting Bahrain for a short-term stay: Freedom of movement.

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For UAE citizens to enter Bahrain for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required Freedom of movement
Evisa Bahrain e-visa for UAE citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Bahrain visa on arrival for UAE citizens Not Available

Bahrain tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding UAE passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Bahrain.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Bahrain.

If you are looking for Bahrain visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from United Arab Emirates, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Bahrain nearest your place of residence.

  • Abu Dhabi: The Embassy of Bahrain in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (Working hours: Close now)

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (United Arab Emirates) estimated Change (%)
2008 25,030 N/A
2009 25,697 2.66%
2010 34,661 34.88%
2011 19,523 -43.67%
2012 23,380 19.76%
2013 26,573 13.66%
2014 30,311 14.07%
2015 28,043 -7.48%
2016 29,458 5.05%
2017 32,985 11.97%
2018 34,931 5.90%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Bahrain & United Arab Emirates comparison

Bahrain's area is approximately 760 km2 (293 sq mi), while the area of United Arab Emirates is approximately 83,600 km2 (32,278 sq mi). This means United Arab Emirates is 110.00 times bigger than Bahrain.

As of October 2021, Bahrain's population is ~6.7 million people - 12,879,198 fewer people than the population of United Arab Emirates.

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

Bahrain United Arab Emirates Difference
Population (est 2021) 6,676,700 19,555,898 12.9 million fewer people live in Bahrain than United Arab Emirates
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 36 101 Bahrain has 65 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with United Arab Emirates.
Travel freedom (2021) 41 128 Bahrain passport holders visit 87 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 32 127 Bahraini hosts 95 fewer foreign missions than United Arab Emirates.

Frequently asked questions, answered

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

The number of visitors from United Arab Emirates visiting Bahrain in 2018 was approximately 34,931.

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