Last-minute visa-on-arrival holidays for UAE residents

Finolhu Maldives
The allure of camping under the stars is taken to a whole new level on this island in the Baa Atoll. You can literally live in a bubble, and glamp, at Finolhu Maldives. The newly launched Beach Bubble tent, the first of its kind in the Maldives, is UV-protected, fully waterproof, and climate-controlled. It’s situated on the beachfront, and you can enjoy a night there from 7pm-9am. Worried about your bathroom routine? Don’t! Each tent features a separate adjoining bubble bathroom with WC and showers, for completely privacy. If you’re heading there with a bunch of friends or a partner, make your way down to 1 Oak Beach Club for a fun night out.

#NoMoreFomo: The ‘Dream Eclipse’ experience is $600 (approximately Dhs2,200) per couple, for one night in the Beach bubble (from 7pm to 9am). The package is inclusive of a private beach BBQ, and waterside breakfast at Bubble Beach.

Baku, Azerbaijan
No time to apply for a visa? All UAE-residents get visa on arrival in Azerbaijan. All you have to do is book your travel, pack your bags, and head to Baku. To take the stress out of last-minute bookings, leave the planning to Tajawal. Pick your hotel (3,4 or 5-stars) and holiday dates, and you’re all set to go.

#NoMoreFomo: Book your packagefrom Dhs1,222, inclusive of a return flight, daily breakfast, hotel stay and taxes and surcharges. Visit

North Island, Seychelles
Blow the budget on the island where Prince William and Kate Middleton honeymooned. Ideal for a couple’s getaway, you can literally book any course/activity at this resort, thanks to their Beach Buddy programme. Some to try are beach volleyball matches, in-villa pizza-making lessons, movie night with snacks, treasure hunt, guided nature walk, and a PADI-course. Don’t forget to visit Patrick, the 170-year-old tortoise who lives on the island.
Details: The Presidential Villas are €5,835 (Dhs24,800) per night and €9,185 per night for Villa North Island excluding tax. Visit
Please make sure to check all visa requirements with your embassy beforehand
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