According to a top official on Thursday, Dubai’s tourism board is collaborating with the government to issue five-year multiple-entry tourist visas on a much larger scale to draw in more visitors.
For residents of nearby nations, particularly those from the Indian subcontinent, the new visa is a very alluring proposal.
To draw in more talent, the UAE has implemented significant visa reforms, including the introduction of the five-year tourist visa. People from adjacent nations, particularly those from the Indian subcontinent, find this new visa to be a highly alluring proposal.
Residents who want to bring their parents to the UAE frequently throughout the year find the multiple-entry tourist visa to be very popular because it makes the entry and travel processes for their parents easier. The five-year tourist visa has received positive feedback, but it is currently being introduced gradually.
For instance, nearly a million people from India have already arrived in the city in the first 10 months. As a result, if they have a multi-entry visa, Dubai is a stopover on their way to Europe and the US.
As a result, it becomes a lot simpler for them to stop over and much simpler for them to attend events and concerts.
We are collaborating closely with the authorities on it, and we hope to roll it out on a much larger scale, he said in an interview at the Skift Global Forum East on Thursday.
With millions of tourists visiting the emirate each year, India is the main source market for Dubai and the United Arab Emirates. According to the most recent figures, 1.438 million Indians visited Dubai between January and October 2022.
“We’ll launch a signature campaign in support of it as well. We have now implemented it across the sector and in selected markets. We don’t want to be forced to sort through an overwhelming volume of requests, which would be frustrating. We want to ensure that system is implemented on a much larger scale,” he continued.
He added that another goal is to reach the point where individuals can use the digital platform of the Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing to apply for a five-year visa.