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UAE passport ranked most powerful globally

UAE passport becomes strongest, globally first

Welcoming the news, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai's leader, tweeted: 'Congratulations to the UAE and its people and big thanks to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation's teams'.

Holders can travel visa-free to 8 countries, 27 with a visa on arrival.

Passport of the United Arab Emirates took first place in the annual rating of the Passport Index.

The UAE now has the world's most powerful passport, achieving the top ranking on Saturday in an achievement hailed as a tribute to the legacy of the Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed, and the country's diplomacy.

In 2017, Uzbekistan's passport was at 72-nd place.

It has raced up the passport ranking - a year ago it didn't even feature in the top ten.

UAE passport holders are now able to gain entry to 167 countries without obtaining a prior visa, 113 countries visa-free, and another 54 using on arrival.

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The number 1 spot in the global Passport Index was achieved just as the UAE celebrates it 47th National Day and its achievements since 1971.

This information is obtained from the Passport Index.

In the second position in 2018 was a passport from Singapore and Germany, which provide entry without a visa in 166 countries.

He added, that the Emirati passport has witnessed unprecedented progress globally in the past few years, reflecting the global stature of the country.

The positive impacts for ease of travelling are not only making it possible for UAE nationals to travel freely for tourism, but also have economic, developmental and even humanitarian benefits by facilitating trade and economic investment for individuals and institutions.

Through this achievement, the freedom of movement to many countries of the world is added to the list of what the UAE offers its citizens.

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