Sheikh Mohammed announced new five-year tourist visas in the UAE soon.
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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).
Sheikh Mohammed said the new visa will be introduced within the next four months.
All nationalities can avail of the new visa, according to Sheikh Mohammed.
Visitors will be allowed to enter and leave the UAE multiple times for up to five years.
It is not clear if there will be a visa application fee, and no further details have yet been released.
Sheikh Mohammed said the new visa will help establish the UAE as a major global tourism destination.
The new visa is expected to boost UAE tourism and make it easier for residents to bring visiting relatives to the country.
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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