Five year multi-entry tourist visa approved
The UAE cabinet after meeting for the first time in 2020 approved a new five -year multi -entry tourist visa for all nationalities with an aim to attract more visitors.
Who will be affected?
Multiple entry visas to UAE were previously valid up to 90 days. However, with the approval of this new initiative, all nationalities are eligible to apply for a 5-year multi-entry tourist visa.
UAE welcomes approximately 21 million visitors annually and the aim of this initiative is to further solidify UAE’s position as a major tourist destination.
Facilitating travel is pivotal for the UAE, as Dubai is hosting EXPO 2020, starting in October 2020. The Expo is spanning across six months, the event is expected to attract millions of people. Many are expected to come back for repeat visits to the EXPO. Mobility into the country helps boost tourism, investment and business activity.
The multi-entry five-year tourist visa will encourage travelers to become ‘repeat visitors’ and contribute to economic growth while they are in the Emirates.
It will allow tourists multiple entries into the country over the five-year period, instead of having to apply for entry for each visit.
Santa Fe Analysis
As a tourism and business hub, Dubai and the UAE attracts people from across the globe.
With the launch of this new five-year multi-entry visa, there is no doubt that many more travelers from all walks of life will take the opportunity to visit friends and relatives based in the Emirates and discover the many hidden gems that the country has to offer.
If you would like more details or have additional questions surrounding this alert please contact the following:
Senior Immigration Consultant – UAE
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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M: +97 155 367 9870
Regional Immigration Director – India, Middle East & Africa
Santa Fe Relocation
Johannesburg, South Africa
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M: +27 (0) 83 677 7949
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