UAE passport now 23rd most powerful in world

Dubai: The UAE has consolidated its position as one of the world’s most powerful passports, now ranked 23rd globally and offering more ease of travel to its citizens.

The latest update to the Henley & Partners Passport Index released on Tuesday showed that the UAE is the fastest gainer of visa-free entry points, jumping from the 27th place on the passport power table in a few months and ascending 38 places since 2008.

UAE nationals can now enjoy visa-free access to 154 destinations around the world, up from 140 countries in March 2018.