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27 Dec 2023

UAE Passport: New Status Symbol for Global Elites

The UAE [issues Emirati passports](https://www.semafor.com/article/12/19/2023/ray-dalio-david-guetta-among-those-with-emirati-passports) to select international influencers, from billionaires to celebrities, to boost investment and enhance the region's stature. Recipients include Ray Dalio, David Guetta, and Khabib Nurmagomedov, among others. While not conferring citizenship, these passports provide a symbolic connection to the emirate's ambitions and wealth channels.