A valid passport is required for travel to both Qatar and the UAE. Please see the below entry requirement of each country.
UAE (Dubai & Abu Dhabi) - US citizens with a valid US passport that does not expire within six months of their visit to the UAE are not required to obtain a visa prior to arrival in the UAE if the duration of their visit will be less than one month. The visa issuance cost is free. Visit http://www.uae-embassy.org/services-resources/visas-passports-travel-uae for full details.
Qatar (Doha) - US citizens with a valid US passport that does not expire within three months of their visit to the UAE may purchase a 30-day tourist visa upon arrival at Doha International Airport. The visa issuance cost is QR100, QR50 for each accompanying person. Alternatively, US citizens apply online the Government of Qatar website. Visit https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/qatar.html for full details.
Check your passport TODAY to ensure your passport does not expire before or within 6 months of the trip. Please note that the standard processing time to obtain or renew a passport is 4 to 6 weeks. Visit http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html for full details regarding passport applications and renewal forms.