The UK will scrap visa requirements for UAE nationals by the end of the year, a senior British official told Forbes magazine’s Arabic edition.
The visa-free entry is a key priority for the Arab country during UAE president Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed al Nahya’s visit this week.
The estimated 1 million Britons who visit the UAE each year obtain a free visa on arrival, while UAE nationals must pay for a visa in advance.
The unnamed British official said procedures to exempt UAE nationals from the visa requirements were well advanced and an announcement was expected in the last quarter of this year.
Subscribe to Arabian Business' newsletter to receive the latest breaking news and business stories in Dubai,the UAE and the GCC straight to your inbox.