The UAE was named the most powerful passport in the GCC on Thursday, a product of the significant growth in the number of countries that Emiratis are able to visit without a visa.
UAE passport holders enjoy a visa-free score of 128, which places them in the top 25 passports globally. The UAE government accepted a certificate bestowed by the passport index during a ceremony.
Developed by Arton Capital, the advisor for residence and citizenship, the index ranks national passports by the cross-border access they bring, assigning a “visa-free score” according to the number of countries a passport holder can visit visa-free or with visa on arrival.
Source Credit: The National