Exit to Armenia


Nowadays, many would have thought of where to exit from the United Arab Emirates. I was once a holder of a tourist visa who was once caught up with the Christmas holidays and find no ticket for exit.  That was the time when Armenia came into the picture. Yes, I exited and spent my Christmas eve in the snow-surrounded, bone-chilling Armenia. Here’s how you’ll do it.

Book your plane ticket

plane ticket and a passport

You have got two options when flying to Yerevan, the city capital of Armenia. Air Arabia has 2 flights  per week from Sharjah International Airport while Flydubai has 4 flights per week from Terminal 2, Dubai UAE. Depending on your schedule and budget, you can choose your airline. I opted Air Arabia not only because its cheaper, but it also fits my schedule. The only disadvantage to that is I travelled from Dubai to Sharjah and vice versa.

Look for a place to stay in Yerevan

Hotel in Yerevan

Hostels are many in the city of Yerevan and you can contact them directly for your booking. Armenia is not as expensive as the UAE. If you are on a budget, you can get a AED 20 per day accommodation but do not expect them to offer you free breakfast and the like. You will only have a bed for that and from the hostel where I stayed, I indeed had more of what I paid. The hostel is so “homey” and relaxing, though being there on a Christmas Eve listening to the piano is not so ideal cause you’ll remember home and how everyone is celebrating, yet you aren’t with them.

Bring a copy of your ticket from the UAE to the Philippines

Your travel ticket

When you check in for Armenia in the UAE, the counter staff will ask you to provide a copy of your ticket to the Philippines from Armenia.  You can approach a travel agency in the UAE to provide the ticket for you. Surely, it wouldn’t cost you much to get one.


armenia visa

Filipinos don’t need to apply for a visa prior to their arrival in Armenia. You can obtain your visa upon arrival at the airport for 3000 dram (AED 20).

Tip: Arrange your airport pick up with your hostel at 3000 dram per way. It’s cheaper than getting a taxi to and from the airport.

Exit can be challenging but it shouldn’t stop you to discover and explore. Once in your life, lucky enough to get it twice, your feet had stepped on that foreign land. So make the most of your time and look for the UNFORGETTABLE!

Armenia mountain

Armenia first snow experience


  1. Hi Kabayan,

    Ask ko lang po anong name po ng hostel ang tinuluyan nyo dito? And anong month po kayo nagpunta? Plan po sana namin ni hubby magtour dito gusto sana namin ung may snow 🙂 Salamat

  2. Hi Kris, Grammy Hostel. This month is the perfect time. Have fun and let us know your experience 🙂

  3. hi lala

    magkano po net expence mo from UAE to Arminia including food at ilang days kapo dun?

    • Hi Jao, nasa AED 1500 kasali na ticket, hotel, food at tour, 4 days and 3 nights. When are you heading there?

  4. hi po balak ko po sana mag exit sa Armenia this coming January, you mention that 1500aed is the total net expense mo, does it include na yung 3mos visit visa back to UAE? let me know pls. thanks

    • Hi Eric! hindi po included and visa pabalik ng UAE.

  5. hello.ask ko lang po name ng hostel at san ka po nagpabook. Thanks

  6. Hi po, magkano po maximum budget including 90 days visa in uae..tsak yung dummy ticket po ba from uae to philippines?

    • Hi Jelou, I would suggest na icheck mo yung fare and visa fee coz they vary from time to time, lalo na ang ticket. Yung dummy ticket is from the UAE to the Philippines. Make sure na the same day yung departure ng ticket mo to the Philippines at arrival mo ng Dubai Airport.

  7. Hi,ask ko lng po sana kung tumatanggap ba ng dirham ang immigration ng armenia ng dirhams oh kelangan mgdala ng dollars?at kung sakali saan mas mganda mg papalit ng dirham yo dram.
    Salamat po:)

  8. Hi Lyn, USD lang tinatanggap ng mga bank nila. Bili nlng po ng USD dito tapos papalit nlng pagdating doon.

  9. Hi, tanung ko lang po kung talagang kelangan ung dummy ticket pag nag armenia exit. Kasi meron akong kilala hindi naman cya nagdala ng dummy pero walang naging problema. Confirm ko lang po sana. 🙂

    • Hi BN, that would depend sa airport staff actually, pwedeng hanapin, pwede ding hindi. I did brought mine before in case hanapin sa counter upon check in. 🙂

  10. hi po,
    Ask ko lang kung pwde magluto dun sa hostel na tinirhan nyo po at kung ilang hrs travel to airport.

    • Hi Jl, yes pwede pong magluto dun, 3 and half lang po yung travel 🙂

      • 3hrs and half ang travel ng hostel to airport???? edi ang lau pala..

        • Ask ko lang po kung anong dummy ticket kukunin pag mag.exit dun, armenia to phils ba? or dxb to phils?

          • Hi Jl, kailangan connected yung ticket mo from Yerevan to Dubai to Philippines.

  11. Hi. Ask ko lang po kung kelangan ba talaga ung dummy ticket to philippines? Kasi mag exit ako to armenia tomorrow then pgbalik ko sa uae will be visit visa.. Requirements ba na hinihingi sa immigration ang dummy ticket.? Thanks.

  12. Hi baka po may alam kaung travel agency na pwd ko mkuha mag aasikaso ng exit q sa armania

  13. Hi Lala,
    Plan ko mgexit s Armenia pno b ang dapat gwin? After cancellation k by April kuha ako ng visa as visit visa n kc I lost my job dto s UAE,need ko mgexit pra pgblik ko uae hanap new job.ok lng b s Armenia ang pgexitan ko? Hnd b cl mahigpit asking need to go back to uae instead home country? Pls email me with this address,thanks a lot.

  14. Hi Lala,

    Ask ko lang kung required ba na may travel insurance? May iba pa bang hinahanap na requirements pagdating sa passport control?


    • Hi Tina, my apologies for the delay. My site had issues and I cannot log in. Anyway, no travel insurance required. Enjoy!

  15. Hi Lala,

    Ask ko lang, regarding sa dummy ticket. Kelangan ba from dxb-yerevan- mla and yerevan-dxb manila? Or isa lng na dummy ticket? And im flying via fly dubai pala terminal 2 dubai.

    • Hi Del, they might or might not require dummy ticket but in case they do, they will only require Yerevan-Dubai-Manila.

  16. Hi Ms. Lala ask ko lng po cancelled visa ako dito sa dubai need to exit to Armenia ok lng ba if ang ticket is Dxb -Yerevan-Dxb kasi balik ako for visit visa 30 days. At mas makakamura ba if sa Armenia na hahanap or book ng hostel kaysa kasama sa ticket + uae visa na galing sa travel agency?? Kasi need nila minimum days 6 eh what if maaga dating ng visa?thank u po

  17. hi miss lala tanong ko lang po may 1 month visa ba sa armenia if meron magkano nmn po thanks in advanced

    • Hi Ronald, actually pwede po siya but that would still depend with the immigration officer kung ilang days ang ibibigay nya. As long as you have the reservations for a month, they will give accommodate you for a month. Fees might just be the same, not so sure about it.

  18. Hello po. Balak ko po sanang mag exit sa Armenia pero hihintayin ko po employment visa ko doon. magkanu po kaya magagasta sa hostel and foods?

    • Hi Ye Qiu, that would depend on where would you like to stay. Hostel rates varies always, depending on the location and amenities. Nonetheless, food is cheap. You can choose hostels that will allow you to cook, that is for sure cheaper.

  19. Hi lala paano po mg exit sa Armenia galing dito sa Dubai saan Po nkakabili Ng visit visa thanks po

    • Hi Carol, do you mean visa pabalik sa UAE? you can check with any travel agencies. They would surely assist you. Thanks!

  20. Magkano po mag exit ng armenia if 3months visa ang kukunin ko pabalik ng uae?? This october ko plano mag exit.

    • Hi Zarah, thanks for dropping by! You may check with the travel agency who will process your uae visa. They are the right entity who can assist you with the visa fees. 🙂

  21. Hello!
    I just want to ask about your armenia experience.
    Is it ok to travel from dubai to yerevan to dubai to manila?
    I am a visit visa and planning to have my exit this January 26, 2018.
    Can you suggest the affordable hotel and stores in armenia?

    thank you!

    • Hi, I’m sorry for responding late. You are probably in Armenia now and already done with the booking. Nonetheless, I hope you are enjoying the snow. I hope your itineraries went well 🙂

  22. Hi!

    Same day ba dapat yung dummy ticket na dubai to pinas sa flight mo na yerevan to dubai? Di ba pwede 1 week after kasi may valid visit visa ka naman to dubai and mag totour ka before bumalik sa pinas? Thanks!

    • Hello, pwede namn po after a week, as long as may Dubai visa ka. 🙂

  23. Hi Lala,

    Ask ko lang. So pwede upon arrival kukuha ng visa sa Armenia? so pagka kuha ng visa babalik ba agad sa UAE? or is it okay after that to travel in Georgia and Azerbaijan? Do you have any idea?

    thank you

  24. Do u have any travel agency that will make me satisfies to connect with them

  25. Hi Ms. Lala,

    Thank you for sharing your experienced in exiting to Armenia it’s very helpful!

    Just want to ask because I was planning to book my return ticket on 30th Jan (which is the expiry date of my uae visit visa) then I will buy 3 months visit visa to a travel agency and will ask them as well for a dummy ticket (ticket date should be same day of my arrival in Dubai?) and book my hotel via booking.com.

    But where I can arrange for my armenia tour?

  26. Hi Ms. Lala,
    Just want to ask, cancelled visa po ako then balak ko pong mag exit sa armenia. May na book na akong ticket my flydubai, Dxb-Yerevan-Dxb. Then babalik po ako with tourist visa. Does it requires a dummy ticket pabalik ng dubai like Yerevan-Dxb-Mnl? At echecheck po ba nila yan on that date na aalis ka ng dubai like sa counter na mismo? kasi ang booking ng ticket is Dxb-yerevan-Dxb..

    Please share your thoughts and idea. Thanks!


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