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EU moving closer to lifting visa requirements for Emiratis

The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs has adopted a report recommending lifting visa requirements for UAE nationals to enter the EU, Wam has reported. This would make the UAE the first Arab country whose nationals will enjoy visa-free travel to the EU. "There is no risk of illegal immigration. Trips made by the UAE nationals to Europe are mainly for business, tourism, studies or health care," Mariya Gabriel, the rapporteur of the report, told the committee on Thursday.