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UAE Passport Holders Most Powerful Travelers in Middle East

Which Country Has the Most Powerful Passport in the Middle East?


Everything packed? Remember to notify hotel about early check in? Got passport? Check, check, check!

But the last thing we think about before we're about to jet off is whether we're holding the best passport. However according to a new report, UAE passport holders are the most powerful in the Middle East and North Africa.

When it comes to obtaining visas, it's those from the United Arab Emirates who have the best chance it seems, rising from 40th place to 38th on the global chart.

The research comes from the Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index which shares that UAE passport holders can visit 122 countries without a visa.

Kuwait passports can go visa-free in 82 countries, Qatar 79, Bahrain 73, Oman 71, and Saudi Arabia 69. Those countries have all seen an improvement in numbers since the last annual report.

See the full list below:

  • 1 - Germany
  • 2 - Sweden
  • 3 - Finland
  • 3 - France
  • 3 - Italy
  • 3 - Spain
  • 3 - United Kingdom
  • 4 - Belgium
  • 4 - Denmark
  • 4 - Netherlands
  • 4 - United States
  • 5 - Austria
  • 5 - Japan
  • 5 - Singapore
  • 6 - Canada
  • 6 - Ireland
  • 6 - Luxembourg
  • 6 - Norway
  • 6 - Portugal
  • 6 - South Korea
  • 6 - Switzerland
  • 7 - Greece
  • 7 - New Zealand
  • 8 - Australia
  • 9 - Malta
  • 10 - Czech Republic
  • 10 - Hungary
  • 10 - Iceland
  • 11 - Slovakia
  • 12 - Liechtenstein
  • 12 - Malaysia
  • 12 - Slovenia
  • 13 - Latvia
  • 14 - Estonia
  • 14 - Lithuania
  • 15 - Poland
  • 16 - Monaco
  • 17 - Cyprus
  • 18 - San Marino
  • 19 - Chile
  • 20 - Hong Kong
  • 21 - Brazil
  • 21 - Bulgaria
  • 21 - Romania
  • 22 - Andorra
  • 22 - Argentina
  • 23 - Brunei Darussalam
  • 24 - Croatia
  • 25 - Israel
  • 26 - Barbados
  • 27 - Bahamas
  • 28 - Mexico
  • 29 - Taiwan
  • 29 - Uruguay
  • 30 - Antigua & Barbuda
  • 30 - Vatican City
  • 31 - Seychelles
  • 32 - St. Kitts & Nevis
  • 32 - Venezuela
  • 33 - Costa Rica
  • 34 - Trinidad & Tobago
  • 35 - Mauritius
  • 36 - Panama
  • 37 - Paraguay
  • 37 - St. Lucia
  • 37 - St. Vincent & Grenadines
  • 38 - United Arab Emirates
  • 39 - Grenada
  • 40 - Macao
  • 41 - Dominica
  • 41 - Honduras
  • 42 - Guatemala
  • 43 - El Salvador
  • 43 - Serbia
  • 44 - Samoa
  • 45 - Macedonia
  • 46 - Nicaragua
  • 46 - Tonga
  • 46 - Vanuatu
  • 47 - Montenegro
  • 48 - Russian Federation
  • 49 - Palau
  • 50 - Colombia
  • 51 - Turkey
  • 52 - Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 52 - Moldova
  • 53 - Albania
  • 54 - South Africa
  • 55 - Belize
  • 56 - Peru
  • 56 - Solomon Islands
  • 57 - Guyana
  • 57 - Kuwait
  • 57 - Timor-Leste
  • 57 - Tuvalu
  • 58 - Ecuador
  • 58 - Fiji
  • 58 - Ukraine
  • 59 - Maldives
  • 59 - Nauru
  • 60 - Kiribati
  • 60 - Marshall Islands
  • 60 - Qatar
  • 61 - Jamaica
  • 62 - Papua New Guinea
  • 63 - Micronesia
  • 64 - Suriname
  • 65 - Bahrain
  • 66 - Bolivia
  • 66 - Botswana
  • 67 - Oman
  • 67 - Thailand
  • 68 - Namibia
  • 69 - Lesotho
  • 69 - Saudi Arabia
  • 70 - Kenya
  • 71 - Belarus
  • 71 - Gambia
  • 71 - Georgia
  • 71 - Kazakhstan
  • 71 - Malawi
  • 71 - Swaziland
  • 72 - Tanzania
  • 72 - Tunisia
  • 73 - Ghana
  • 74 - Zambia
  • 75 - Azerbaijan
  • 76 - Cape Verde
  • 76 - Philippines
  • 77 - Uganda
  • 78 - Benin
  • 78 - Cuba
  • 78 - Morocco
  • 78 - Zimbabwe
  • 79 - Indonesia
  • 79 - Kyrgyzstan
  • 80 - Armenia
  • 81 - Burkina Faso
  • 81 - Cote d'Ivoire
  • 81 - Mongolia
  • 82 - Mauritania
  • 82 - Niger
  • 82 - Senegal
  • 82 - Togo
  • 83 - Dominican Republic
  • 83 - Sao Tome & Principe
  • 84 - Tajikistan
  • 85 - India
  • 85 - Mali
  • 85 - Uzbekistan
  • 86 - Bhutan
  • 86 - Guinea-Bissau
  • 86 - Mozambique
  • 86 - Sierra Leone
  • 87 - Cambodia
  • 87 - China
  • 88 - Chad
  • 88 - Egypt
  • 88 - Gabon
  • 88 - Turkmenistan
  • 89 - Algeria
  • 89 - Central African Republic
  • 89 - Haiti
  • 89 - Madagascar
  • 89 - Rwanda
  • 90 - Comoros
  • 90 - Jordan
  • 90 - Laos
  • 90 - Vietnam
  • 91 - Guinea
  • 92 - Angola
  • 92 - Cameroon
  • 92 - Equatorial Guinea
  • 92 - Nigeria
  • 93 - Congo
  • 93 - Djibouti
  • 94 - Liberia
  • 95 - Burundi
  • 95 - Myanmar
  • 95 - North Korea
  • 96 - Bangladesh
  • 96 - Lebanon
  • 96 - Sri Lanka
  • 97 - South Sudan
  • 97 - Yemen
  • 98 - Eritrea
  • 98 - Ethiopia
  • 98 - Iran
  • 98 - Nepal
  • 98 - Palestinian Territory
  • 98 - Sudan
  • 99 - Libya
  • 100 - Syria
  • 101 - Somalia
  • 102 - Iraq
  • 103 - Pakistan
  • 104 - Afghanistan


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