UK set to scrap UAE visa requirements - report

Senior official says visa-free entry is priority for discussion during UAE president's visit to UK

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is currently on an official visit to the UK.

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is currently on an official visit to the UK.

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.

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Posted by: Dave

That's a disgrace to all other Arab countries. Why should everyone else apply for a visa in other Arab countries?!

Even Egypt gives British people a visa upon arrival in Egypt.


Seriously not right.

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