UAE passport officially ranked most powerful in the world

Holders of the document can get visa-free entry to more countries than anyone else

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The UAE passport is officially the most powerful in the world, it has been announced.

Holders of the document can travel visa-free to more countries across the globe than any other.

It has shot up the rankings of The Passport Index in recent times, having held 27th place just two years ago.

But it now holds top spot with visa-free entry to 167 countries, moving ahead of Singapore’s 166.

It comes as the UAE celebrated its 47th National Day.

And it shows just how far the Gulf nation has come in such a short space of time, thanks to its futuristic vision and dedicated citizens.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said: “On the glorious UAE National Day, our achievements are getting doubled.

“The Passport Index has just ranked the UAE passport as Number 1 globally, with visa-free entry to 167 countries worldwide.

“Congratulations to the UAE and its people and big thanks to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s teams led by Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed”.

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