Tourist visas in UAE will now be issued for a period of five years
In a bid to establish UAE as an international tourist destination, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, recently announced that multiple-entry tourist visas will now be issued for five years for all nationalities. The much-awaited news has brought cheers to the travellers across the world. Announcing the news on twitter, Sheikh Mohammed declared, “We change the system of issuing tourist visas in the country, to make the duration of the tourist visa for five-years, multiple uses, for all nationalities.”
Annually, UAE receives more than 21 million tourists. The change in the system of issuing tourist visa comes in a bid to support the UAE’s tourism economy, and establish the country’s position as a global tourist destination. Besides, Sheikh Mohammed’s announcement is also associated with the government’s wider plans to prepare the country for the next 50 years of development. Earlier, UAE used to issue single or multiple entry tourist visas with a validity of 30 or 90 days. In the past few years, UAE has been issuing a slew of visa changes to attract more visitors, including India.