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The passport of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has [arisen / risen] to the top spot on the list of the world's [most / must] powerful passports. This is according to the Passport Index - an online service that provides [sights / insights] on passports and [requirement / required] visas. UAE passport holders now enjoy the greatest [freely / freedom] of movement globally of any nationality in the world. The Passport Index [shows / shown] that UAE passport holders can travel visa-free [in / to] 167 countries and require an entry visa from 31 countries. The second most [powerfully / powerful] passports are the Singaporean and German passports. The USA passport is [ranked / raked] at number four. Holders of the Afghanistan passport have the [least / last] freedom of movement.

The UAE passport achieved the number-one position on the [eve / ewe] of the country's 47th National Day [celebratory / celebrations] . The Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, expressed his [proud / pride] in his country's achievement in a tweet. He wrote: "A big 'thank you' [goes / go] to the working teams for their great efforts to [stronger / strengthen] the UAE's status, enhance its [reputation / repetition] , and facilitate procedures for Emirati citizens. Congratulations to the UAE leadership and people for this [worthy / worth] achievement." A Passport Index spokesman said: "The Emirati passport has [witnesses / witnessed] unprecedented progress [globe / globally] in the past few years, reflecting the international [stature / statute] of the country."

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