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This was stated by the British Ambassador to the UAE Dominic Jermey in a recent exclusive chat with The Gulf Today.
From Jan.1, 2014 UAE passport holders are allowed to visit the
“It has really worked. What we have seen is the number of Emiratis visiting the
Asked about the recent attack on three Emirati sisters in
The envoy termed the recent celebration of the Queen’s birthday in the UAE particularly appropriate because of the special ties between the two nations.
The queen made a state visit to the UAE in 2010. Last year, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, made a two-day state visit to
“I do not think there will be any other country where her majesty has done a state visit in 2010 to be followed only three years later by a state visit by Sheikh Khalifa. That I think symbolises our bonds.”
At the trade level too, the ties are getting stronger. In this connection, the ambassador made a special reference to the Dubai Ports World investment in London Gateway.
“A minister who visited the UAE recently is also a constituency member of parliament for Essex where London Gateway with DPW investment is making such a difference both to the shipping industry and also to jobs to people in that area and to what they think about the UAE.”
London Gateway, located at the mouth of the
Insisting that it was such people-to-people contacts that bind the bonds, Jermey said it was very easy to be an ambassador here “because I deal with people who love to visit the UAE. It’s a great place to be.”
Talking about the trade target set in 2009 by the two countries, he noted, “We are beating it.”
He also referred to Emirates Airlines investments in