Is there any way to go to tab number 5 in Safari?

tell application "Safari" to set current tab of document 1 to 5

This maybe an old question but I ran into this same problem. The solutions so far don't seem to work with Safari 7.x. This is what I had to do

tell front window of application "Safari"
    set current tab to tab gmailTabindex
end tell

The key is the "front window of". If you don't have that it doesn't seem to work.

tell window 1 of application "Safari" to set current tab to tab 5

If you run tell app "Safari" to properties of window 1, you'll see that current tab is a property of windows, and that the class of its value is tab.

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