UAE have qualified for next year's Men's Asia Cup after beating hosts Oman by 55 runs in the final of the ACC Premier Cup.

UAE reached for the final with a six wicket win over Nepal, whilst Oman beat Hong Kong by 5 wickets to secure their spot.

The hosts won the toss in Sunday's final and chose to bowl first, only to see Muhammad Waseem club 100 from 55 balls as the visitors racked up 204-4 from their 20 overs.

Oman lost two wickets in the first over of their reply, and never really recovered. Khalid Kali (30) and Pratik Athavale (49) were the only Omani batters to get a start and they were kept to 149-9, losing by 55 runs. Junaid Siddique was the pick of the UAE bowlers with 3-38.

The venue for the Asia Cup is yet to be confirmed, but the event is pencilled in for next year. If history is any guide, UAE will likely be in a group with India and Pakistan. It will be the fist time UAE have played in the T20I edition of the tournament, with their only previous appearances coming in the ODI version in 2004 and 2008.

Both finalists also qualified for the next ACC Emergining Nations tournament against the full member A sides, along with Hong Kong, who beat Nepal in the third place play-off on Saturday.