On Monday, January 6, 2020, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai announced a step towards making UAE the international tourist hub.
The announcement comes regarding the reconstructing of the tourist’s visa policy. Previous tourist visas to UAE and Dubai were issued for 30 or 90 days with single and multiple entries, respectively.
It was announced that “the tourist visas can now be issued for five years with multiple uses and for all nationalities.”
UAE visa services are likely to introduce the multi-entry five-year tourist visa in four months. Still, other detailed are yet to be released regarding application fees and other guidelines.
The new tourist visa was announced in the first cabinet meeting of the year held in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed.
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Revamping of the visa will positively affect the tourism of UAE and Dubai, which has seen a decline in the number of visitors from India, Russia, and Britain in the past year.
Dubai also did not reach the expected number of 20 million visitors by 2020 despite the increase in the number of Chinese, Omani, and Filipino visitors. The national.ae reports.
The pronouncement is much likely to boost UAE tourism in various folds and will be very beneficial ahead of the World Expo 2020, Dubai is going to host.
It will also make it easier for UAE residence visa holders to see their relatives very often with multi-entry prolonged visas. Also, businesses will benefit from an increased number of visitors staying for long.
UAE is ready for the development of the next 50 years and to emerge as the world’s top business and tourist destination with reforms introduced and upcoming World Expo 2020.
It’s your time to make the most of the opportunities with visitors visa or Dubai residence visa to seize the opportunities lying ahead.