Countries not Requiring a Pre-arranged Visa for UAE-based Filipino Expats

Pinoy travel addict mode on global scale updated as of June 2020


Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates) expatriate residents with usual profession like Engineers, Lawyers, Judges & Members of Public Prosecution, University Teachers, Press & Media Staff, Pilots, System Analysts & Computer Programmers, Company Managers, Businessmen, Diplomatic Corps, Auditors / Accountants, Doctors, Nurses, or employees working in the public sector, their family members, drivers and servants sponsored by them.

The list below is applicable to Professional Expats only with valid United Arab Emirates resident visa (more than 6 months validity before visa application / travel date).

(1) Kuwait - Visa on arrival / recommended to apply for Kuwait E-Visa before travel (visa costs 3 KWD)
(2) BahrainVisa on arrival / recommended to apply for Bahrain E-visa before travel (visa costs 29 BHD)
(3) Qatar - Visa on arrival costs 100 QAR (paid via debit / credit card, not cash)
(4) OmanVisa on arrival / recommended to apply for Oman E-Visa before travel (visa costs 5 OMR)
(5) Lebanon - Visa on arrival costs $20 (paid in cash, requires UAE Visa photocopy)
(6) GeorgiaVisa on arrival free of charge
(7) TunisiaVisa on arrival costs 60 TND (paid in cash, requires UAE Visa photocopy)
(8) AzerbaijanVisa on arrival costs $26 (paid in cash)
(9) JordanVisa on arrival costs 40 JND (paid in cash)

United Arab Emirates Residence Visa (2019 - 2022)

Abu Dhabi Folding Bike Cycling (61 km): AlDar HQ for World Bicycle Day 2020

June 02 (Tuesday), 2020 in Abu Dhabi City, United Arab Emirates

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein

In April 2018, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 3 as International World Bicycle Day. The resolution for World Bicycle Day recognizes "the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the Bicycle, which has been in use for two centuries, and that it is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transport.
https://www.un.org/en/observances/bicycle-day

Folding Bike Cycling is my newly discovered hobby in the UAE's capital. This is an alternative / replacement for my itchy feet on my quest to fulfill my beyond #lakbay100 journey for other countries which I did not visited yet. As what a usual traveler quote, there is no place like home. Abu Dhabi City is my home for more than three years and surprisingly, biking gave me a one-of-a-kind perspective on the amazing views of this city. Thank you Abu Dhabi :)

My biking adventure starting point is on my home building along Hamdan Street. The best way to do this journey is through Al Meena Street first, then to all the way to E10 Road going to Dubai.

Route Flow : Al Meena - E10 Road - Sheik Zayed Bridge
Route distance : more than 60 kilometers (start / end in Hamdan Street)
Route description : almost exactly along the main road, always observe safety biking
Cycling tracks : along the road outermost lane
Best time to bike : afternoon until evening (weekend preferably)

Abu Dhabi Folding Bike Cycling (61 km): AlDar Headquarters for World Bicycle Day 2020

Circumnavigated the World from UAE to America back to Asia

an Overseas Filipino Worker vacation leave to Uruguay, Chile, United States and Philippines
January 24 to February 08, 2020

Circumnavigation refers to the complete navigation around an entire island, continent or astronomical body (planet). The first circumnavigation of Earth was the Magellan-Elcano expedition, which sailed from Seville, Spain in 1519-1522, after crossing the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. On my case, I started my flight from the Middle East where I am presently working and plan to pass the three continents. From Dubai, I went to very long flight to South America, went up to Westernmost side of North America, went to my Homeland and finally back to my work place. The actual objective of this trip (served also as my 2020 Birthday get-away) were to continue the beyond #lakbay100 quest, to explore the Easter Island by biking, to witness the Northern Lights in Alaska and re-visit the newly cleaned Boracay Island

TWO WEEKS SOLO TRIP WORLD CIRCUMNAVIGATION ITINERARY 2020

Note: Philippine passport holders need to have Uruguay, Chile and United States Tourist visa before travel
Jan. 24 Fri Flight from Dubai, UAE (UTC +0400H) to Sao Paolo, Brazil (UTC -0300H)
Jan. 25 Sat Flight from Sao Paolo, Brazil to Montevideo, Uruguay (UTC -0300H)
Jan. 26 Sun Flight from Montevideo, Uruguay to Santiago, Chile (UTC -0300H)
Jan. 29 Wed Flight from Santiago, Chile to Easter Island, Chile (UTC -0500H)
Jan. 31 Fri Flight from Santiago, Chile to Lima, Peru (UTC -0500H) and Los Angeles, US (UTC -0800H)
Feb. 01 Sat Flight from Los Angeles, US to Alaska, US (UTC -0900H)
Feb. 02 Sun Flight from Alaska, US to Seattle, US (UTC -0800H)
Feb. 03 Mon Flight from Seattle, US to Seoul, South Korea (UTC +0900H)
Feb. 04 Tue Flight from Seoul, South Korea to Manila, Philippines (UTC +0800H)
Feb. 08 Sat Flight from Manila, Philippines to Abu Dhabi, UAE (UTC +0400H)

Circumnavigated the World from UAE to America back to Asia (2020 Vacation Leave)

Abu Dhabi Folding Bike Cycling (38 km): Grand Mosque - Zayed Sports City

April 18 (Saturday), 2020 in Abu Dhabi City, United Arab Emirates

Folding Bike Cycling is my newly discovered hobby in the UAE's capital. This is an alternative / replacement for my itchy feet on my quest to fulfill my beyond #lakbay100 journey for other countries which I did not visited yet. As what a usual traveler quote, there is no place like home. Abu Dhabi City is my home for more than three years and surprisingly, biking gave me a one-of-a-kind perspective on the amazing views of this city. Thank you Abu Dhabi :)

My biking adventure starting point is on my home building along Hamdan Street. The best way to do this journey is through Al Bateen first, then to Al Khaleej Al Arabi Road passing through Capital Center, Zayed Sports City, making U-turn in Grand Mosque, coming back through Bin Saeed Road (Airport Road).

Route Flow : Al Bateen - Capital Center - Grand Mosque - Zayed Sports City - Philippine Embassy - Airport Road
Route distance : more than 35 kilometers (start / end in Hamdan Street)
Route description : amazing views along Al Khaleej Al Arabi Road and Grand Mosque
Cycling tracks : along the road outermost lane
Best time to bike : morning and afternoon until evening (weekend preferably)

Abu Dhabi Folding Bike Cycling (38 km): Grand Mosque - Zayed Sports City

Abu Dhabi Folding Bike Cycling (75 km): Yas Island (Theme Parks)

April 17 (Friday), 2020 in Abu Dhabi City, United Arab Emirates

Folding Bike Cycling is my newly discovered hobby in the UAE's capital. This is an alternative / replacement for my itchy feet on my quest to fulfill my beyond #lakbay100 journey for other countries which I did not visited yet. As what a usual traveler quote, there is no place like home. Abu Dhabi City is my home for more than three years and surprisingly, biking gave me a one-of-a-kind perspective on the amazing views of this city. Thank you Abu Dhabi :)

My biking adventure starting point is on my home building along Hamdan Street. The best way to do this journey is through Corniche area first, then go straight to Bin Zayed Highway from Saadiyat Island, Jubail Island, Yas Island theme parks (Marina Circuit, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros World, Ferrari World) and go back to Hamdan Street. I did this journey from 0630H to 1130H with 7 bridges passed through.

Route Flow : Corniche - Bin Zayed Highway - Saadiyat Island - Jubail Island - Yas Island
Route distance : more than 70 kilometers (start / end in Hamdan Street)
Route description : amazing views along Bin Zayed Highway
Cycling tracks : only along Yas Island, the rest of the area is along the road outermost lane
Best time to bike : morning and afternoon until evening (weekend preferably)

Abu Dhabi Folding Bike Cycling (78 km): Yas Island (Theme Parks)

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