This decision includes countries from which entry was previously prohibited, the authorities said, and will require a mandatory rapid PCR test at the airport.
A statement said the decision to open up visit visa applications for fully vaccinated tourists was in line with the UAE's strategy to strike a balance between the interests of public health and sustainable economic recovery.
The WHO-approved list includes the AstraZeneca, Covishield, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines.
The announcement reiterated that the protocols and guidelines for unvaccinated people, including those in exempted categories, remain in place.
NCEMA and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship said it will be possible to register vaccination certificates for travellers via the Al Hosn app.