The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the European Union (EU) have signed a reciprocal bilateral short-stay visa waiver agreement exempting the UAE citizens from Schengen visa and making the UAE the first Arab country to receive such a visa waiver for its nationals.

From May 7, UAE citizens who hold diplomatic, special, service and ordinary passports will be able to travel without a visa toEU countries which make up the Schengen area for stays of up to 90 days (within any 180-day period of one year).


as the Official Global Airline Carriers of Expo Milano 2015, Alitalia and Etihad Airways are committed to promoting and facilitating the participation of people from all over the world to Expo. With their integrated network and, together with their partners, the two airlines connect Milan with more than 560 destinations across the world, providing convenience to the eight million visitors that are expected to travel to Milan for Expo. In addition, Alitalia and Etihad Airways fly two Airbus A330 aircraft with a special Expo Milano 2015 livery, promoting the messages of this global event to a large global audience.