UAE: The United Kingdom approved around 99 per cent of regular visa applications submitted by Emiratis from July 2017 to June 2018.
The UK issued 5,940 visas in total to Emiratis during that 12-month period, which meant each visa was issued in an average of three working days, said Julia Longbottom, Director for Consular Affairs in Foreign and Commonwealth Office, according to Emirates News Agency (WAM).
Apart from regular visas, the UK has been issuing Electronic Visa Waiver, EVW, an alternative to visas for Emiratis since 2015. The UAE is one of only four countries, which is part of the EVWs scheme.
The Electronic Visa Waiver allows Emiratis travelling to the UK for tourism, business, study or medical treatment to a stay up to six months.
They can travel without a visa simply by filling in an online form at least 48 hours before they travel.