UAE passport has officially been recognised as the most powerful passport in the world

UAE passport has officially been recognised as the most powerful passport in the world

The United Arab Emirates most recently was ranked the second safest country in the world and as the nation celebrated their 47th UAE National Day, UAE passport has officially been recognised as the most powerful passport in the world.

Singapore initially held this title but UAE came top in the rankings because citizens can travel without a visa to more countries in the world than holders of any other passport. The passport grants permit-free access to 167 countries whereas holders of Singaporean passport can travel to 166 countries

The UAE has climbed dozens of places in the last two years to reach first, having been 27th in the Passport Index in 2016 and seventh earlier this year.

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.