he United Arab Emirates (UAE) has overtaken Singapore and Germany as the country with the world’s most powerful passport. According to Passport Index, UAE passport holders are now able to gain entry to 167 countries without obtaining a prior visa – 113 countries visa-free, and another 54 using visas on arrival
If citizens damage or lose their passports abroad or if their passports have expired while being abroad, they can contact the UAE embassy in the country they are in. Read more on passport services abroad
Validity of passports
Usually, the validity of the passport is five years
from the date of issuance or until all its pages are fully used,
whichever happens earlier. After the passport’s expiration,
the applicant must apply for a new passport, as extension is not possible.