UAE Citizens can Visit 72 Countries without Visa

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An international firm catering residence and citizenship planning, conducted an analysis ofUAE Citizens can Visit 72 Countries without Visa the visa regulations of all countries and territories worldwide.
The Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index 2013 shows that United Arab Emirates rank 2nd among Arab countries with visa-free travel to 72 countries. On the other hand, Kuwaiti citizens have more freedom of movement, with visa-free access to 77 countries.
The index ranks countries according to the visa-free access its citizens enjoy to other countries. This is the first time that a global ranking shows the international travel freedom of the citizens of the various countries as well as the international relations and status of individual countries relative to others.
The index for 2013 places the UAE 56th worldwide, up eight places from last year, with Kuwait at 52nd.
In the Arab world Qatar is in third place, 57th globally with access to 71 countries, followed by Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Oman in 59th, 64th and 65th.
The UAE is expected to enter the index’s top 40 when various foreign policy initiatives come to fruition. It is awaiting a European Union decision on visa-free access to the 27 Schengen states and is also being considered by the UK for visa-free entry.
For Global ranking, Finland, Sweden and United Kingdom topped the index 2013 whose citizens can travel visa-free to 173 countries.
Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg and the United States share second place with 172, an increase of two places for the US since 2012. Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands are joint third with access to 171 countries.