5 criteria that make the UAE passport among the most powerful
The UAE passport topped the global ranking of the most powerful passports, an indicator issued by the consulting firm Nomad Capitalist said.
The UAE passport entered the top ten for the first time this year, jumping directly to first place from 23rd in last year's ranking.
This is due to the scope of travel freedom that the UAE passport grants to its holder, in addition to the country's "business-friendly environment and enviable tax system," according to the index.
The passport index, which includes 199 countries, highlights the best nationalities in the world, and classifies passports based on 5 criteria, namely:
1- Travelling without a visa, as the UAE passport allows its holder to enter 181 destinations, either without a visa, a visa upon arrival, or through an electronic travel permit.
2- Taxes on citizens: According to the index, the UAE scored 50 in this criterion, which means "zero taxes" on the citizen.
3- Public perception: Nomad Capitalist relied on global happiness reports, the human development index, and subjective factors to determine how to receive the citizens of each country.
4- Dual nationality: A score of 30 means that UAE nationals are often allowed to hold another nationality.
5- Personal freedom: This criterion is based on data and news reports on personal freedoms.
The Luxembourg passport came in second place globally, followed by the Swiss passport in third place, the Irish passport in fourth, and the Portuguese passport in fifth.