Skip to content
The new five-year visas for those coming to the UAE...Details
visas

The UAE continues its aggressive plans to revive the tourism sector through qualitative initiatives, the latest of which was the newly developed system for entry visas “tourist visa”, multiple-entry for five years, without guarantee, which supports the UAE’s leadership in the list of the first countries in the world, in terms of ease of entry. It raises the rates of demand for tourist travel to the country, which is in the interest of all sectors related to the tourism sector, and it also enhances the demand for companies to establish or expand their headquarters in the country, in light of the flexibility of decisions taken by the government.

It is expected that the tourism sector in the country will witness more growth and recovery, and the influx of millions of tourists, after the updated system of entry visas, where the beneficiary was able to stay in the country for up to 90 continuous days, which may be extended for a similar period, provided that the entire stay period does not exceed 180 days in One year, which was considered by experts and specialists in the tourism sector, “Al-Bayan” surveyed their opinions, a strong step, which will contribute to more popularity and mobility of the sector, which succeeded in recovering from the repercussions of the pandemic, and returning to the levels of growth achieved before “Covid 19”.

forefront

Mohammed Jassim Al Rayes, Executive Vice President of Al Rayes Travels, confirmed that the new system supports the UAE's leadership in the list of the first countries in the world in terms of ease of entry, whether it is for tourists, job seekers, investors, or to visit relatives and others. He pointed out that the multi-entry tourist visa will contribute to stimulating the growth of incoming tourism to the country from all over the world. He explained that many countries of the world restrict the process of searching for work to non-resident visitors holding tourist visas, while the new system facilitates entry to the country for this category, which wants to settle in the Emirates, enjoy a modern lifestyle, and advanced services, by creating a job opportunity. Relevance.

He pointed out that the facilitation of the various categories of visas stipulated in the new system will positively affect the tourist flow, the movement of businessmen and investors, as well as the desire of companies to establish or expand their headquarters in the country, in light of the flexibility of decisions taken by the government, and the flexibility of entry and residence visas, which It will facilitate attracting skills and human cadres, and receive business delegations and trade missions between companies, noting that these vital measures are integrated with the logistical advantages enjoyed by Dubai and the UAE, through the expansion of air connectivity with the world, which enhances the country's competitiveness and its tourism, investment and tourism attractiveness.

high demand

In turn, Amin Al-Awadi, General Manager of Al-Awadi Travel Company, expected that the multi-entry tourist visa for a period of five years would greatly increase the demand for tourist travel to the country, which would benefit all sectors related to the tourism sector, starting with travel and tourism agencies. , passing through airlines and transportation, down to hotels, hospitality services and shopping.

freedom of movement

As for Yassin Diab, Director General of Al-Faisal Travel and Tourism Agency, he explained that the tourist visa for a period of five years allows freedom of movement for the individual to visit the country at any time and immediately, meaning that it helps speed movement and speedy decision-making to come to the country. Any season throughout the year, with the ability to choose the right timing, in terms of airfare and hotel prices, and also enhance the frequency of the tourist’s frequent visit to the country, and he explained that the effects of the new tourist visa, if its mechanisms and costs are announced, will start to reflect positively on the tourism and hotel sector In the state, in the long run.

attractive environment

Tourism expert Muhammad Mustafa said that the tourist visa will contribute to increasing the number of tourists from all over the world to the country, in light of the availability of an attractive and safe tourism environment, pioneering and integrated tourism services, diverse and unique destinations, and a developed infrastructure for tourism, noting that the state has now enabled Obtaining a tourist visa for the Eid Al Fitr holiday in the UAE, through several channels, including national airlines, licensed travel agents and hotels.

He added that the tourist visa allows the beneficiary to stay in the country for up to 90 continuous days, and it can be extended up to 180 within one year, which means the length of the stay and more spending, which will have a strong impact on the growth of the tourism sector and increase its contribution to the tourism sector. The GDP, being a major supporter of the country's economic diversification policy, is expected at the same time, that this type of visa will enhance the movement of the tourism sector at all levels, especially marine tourism.

revenue boost

Ismail Ibrahim, General Manager of the Ramada Downtown Abu Dhabi Hotel, stressed that the tourist visa contributes to supporting the UAE’s strategy to attract more foreign visitors and provide them with the best experiences, to motivate them to repeat the visit and stay for longer periods, which is positively reflected on various economic sectors.

He added that the hotel sector is the biggest beneficiary of this type of visa, as it will allow tourists and visitors to stay in the country's hotels for longer periods, and thus, enhance and increase revenues, noting that the adoption of tourist visas at this time is a positive thing, especially in In light of the significant increase in tourism recovery rates globally, and the existence of growing opportunities to open new markets, enhancing the country's position globally.

Millions of visitors

Mahmoud Al-Suwaifi, director of government sales for Rixos hotels in Abu Dhabi, said that the regulatory treatment for the entry and residence of foreigners in the country came to meet the requirements of the next stage, in line with the state's plans for the next fifty years, noting that the multi-entry tourist visa for about 5 years is a driving force. additional to the tourism sector in the country,

Read also :