UAE citizens can now visit Schengen states without visa

March 2, 2014 10:49 am

The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to allow Emiratis to travel to Europe without visa, The National has reported. Of the 577 members voting in Strasbourg, 523 voted in favour of waiving visa requirements for Emiratis travelling to the 26 Schengen Area states. “We’ll become the first Arab country whose nationals are exempted from the Schengen visa,” said UAE minister of state for foreign affairs, Dr Anwar Gargash.