Abu Dhabi: The UAE announces the five-year multiple-entry touriest visa and holders may be allowed to stay for six months at a stretch within the span of five-year validity, sources have confirmed.
For those who are interest regarding the eligibility of getting the new visa, sources said terms and conditions will remain the same as those in place for all other types of tourist visas.
The UAE Cabinet approved the issuance of a five-year multiple-entry tourist visa for all nationalities visiting the country last Monday.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai chaired the Cabinet’s first meeting during 2020 the Year of Preparation where the decision was made. The initiative aims to support the UAE’s tourism economy and affirm the country’s position as a global tourist destination.
New visa aims to double the number of tourists
Meanwhile, in a statement, Ali Mohammad Bin Hammad Al Shamsi, Chairman of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, pointed that the UAE has always been proactive in issuing laws and regulations that strengthen its global position and underpin the tourism sector.
Al Shamsi affirmed that the Cabinet decision approving a five-year multiple-entry tourist visa scheme for all nationalities reflects the wise leadership’s keenness to upgrade laws and legislations, cope with the global developments and drive the economy especially the tourism sector forward.
Expo 2020 visitors
Al Shamsi said this important decision is in relation with the country’s preparations to host Expo 2020 Dubai, one of the major global events organised by the UAE, which receives more than 21 million tourists every year.
He concluded by affirming the UAE is a state of law and justice. More than 200 nationalities are living in harmony, love and tolerance.
The Cabinet decision will help double the number of tourists visiting the UAE to further bolster the tourism sector, which is a key pillar of the country’s economic.