Monday, April 19, 2021

GDRFA, Dubai Tourism sign strategic agreement for special visa schemes


Authorities in Dubai are taking further steps to ease the process of issuing special visas and residency permits for various investor programmes.

A strategic partnership agreement has been signed between the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai (GDRFA–Dubai) and the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism).

The move will facilitate the issuance of Golden Visas and Retirement Visas, in addition to the Distinguished Guests and the Virtual Working programmes, as well as residency permits for investors and entrepreneurs.

The agreement will enhance cooperation and communication between the two entities and pave the way for the exchange of expertise, experiences, studies, creative and innovative ideas and field visits, which contribute to Dubai’s development and help better serve residents and visitors.

GDRFA-Dubai and Dubai Tourism will also collaborate in organising training programmes and developing new proposals, as well as coordinating across related initiatives and their attendance at events and conferences within and outside the UAE.

The initiative is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to position Dubai as a safe and stable international investment destination and the preferred destination for tourism and residency.

The agreement was signed by Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director-General, GDRFA – Dubai, and Helal Saeed Almarri, Director-General, Dubai Tourism. 

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