UAE unveils first multi-entry five-year tourist visas

Visitors will be allowed to enter and leave the country for as long as five years.

The UAE has unveiled its first multi-entry five-year tourist visa.

The Cabinet announced the new visa after its first meeting of the year on Monday.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said the visa would allow tourists multiple entries into the country over five years. It is not clear if there will be a visa application fee.

At present, tourists can visit the UAE with a free multiple entry visa for up to 90 days, from the date of entry.

Sheikh Mohammed said the move aimed to establish the UAE as a “major global tourism destination” and was part of wider plans to prepare the country for the next 50 years of development.

“The year 2020 will be different because it is the year of preparation for the next 50, the year in which we design the future of the Emirates,” he said on Twitter.

During the meeting, the country’s ministers reviewed last year’s achievements and approved the new tourist visa. Sheikh Mohammed said the visa would be available to all nationalities.

Source: https://www.thenational.ae

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