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Today in 'things that should surprise absolutely no one': the Emirati passport has finally become the world's most powerful passport according to Passport Index, surpassing previous holders – the longstanding Germany and Singapore.Now standing solo atop the global passport ranking, the Emirati passport allows its holders access to 167 countries without pre-visa requirements. Even though they had the goal of entering the top five by 2021, the UAE seems to have seriously outdone itself with this historic achievement that was announced on December 1st, just one day before the country's 47th National Day.

Anyone else remember two years ago when the UAE was ranked 27th in the index, somewhere down there with the rest of us from this side of the world?

Ah, those were the days my friends...

via Khaleej Times