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Sheikh Mohammed announced new five-year tourist visas in the UAE soon.

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5-year UAE tourist visa: what we know so far

 

DUBAI – The UAE will soon be issuing five-year tourist visas, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai announced on Monday (January 6).

Here’s what we know so far.

When will the five-year tourist visas be issued?

Sheikh Mohammed said the new visa will be introduced within the next four months.

Who can avail of the visa?

All nationalities can avail of the new visa, according to Sheikh Mohammed.

What are the benefits of having a five-year tourist visa?

Visitors will be allowed to enter and leave the UAE multiple times for up to five years.

How much will it cost?

It is not clear if there will be a visa application fee, and no further details have yet been released.

What is the purpose of this new visa?

Sheikh Mohammed said the new visa will help establish the UAE as a major global tourism destination.

How will it impact tourism?

The new visa is expected to boost UAE tourism and make it easier for residents to bring visiting relatives to the country.

What kind of tourist visas are currently available in the UAE?

The UAE currently offers a 30-day visa on arrival, and a tourist visa valid for stays of up to 90 days. The visas are free for some nationalities. Others must apply for the visas and pay ahead of their travel date. DAJ/Expat Media

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