Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has widened the UAE "golden" visa system on Sunday.
The Dubai Ruler said in Twitter, “Today we approved the granting of the 10-year golden visa to all PhD holders, all doctors, engineers in the fields of computer engineering, electronics, programming, electricity and biotechnology, as well as graduates from accredited universities who score 3.8 & above.
“The golden visa will also be granted to holders of specialised degrees in AI, big data, or epidemiology and viruses, as well as outstanding high school students in the country and their families. This is the first batch of granted visas that will be followed by more.”
Sheikh Mohammed said, "Other categories granted UAE Golden Residency are specialists in AI, big data, virology, epidemiology & UAE’s high school top graduates and their families. We are keen to embrace talent that drives future development and this is only the beginning."
The changes will take place starting from Dec.1, 2020.
Foreign nationals living the UAE have a renewable visa. The visa is usually valid for two years, and it is linked with employment.
The UAE authorities have made it more flexible with longer residencies, allowing investors, students and professionals to have 10 years visas.
Over the past few months, celebrities and sportsperson have been granted the golden visa.
The scheme was announced for the first time in 2018.
In 2019, foreign investors, entrepreneurs, executives, scientists and some outstanding students were granted 5- and 10-year renewable visas.
In the other hand, Dubai also launched a global retirement programme that offers resident expatriates and foreigners aged 55 and above the opportunity to enjoy the emirate’s distinctive lifestyle.The emirate also said it would grant visas renewable every five years to foreign retirees.
The first such scheme in the region, Retire in Dubai is spearheaded by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) in collaboration with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA-Dubai). The new initiative showcases Dubai as the world’s preferred retirement destination.
Ahmed Amjad Ali, Pakistan Consul General in Dubai and Northern Emirates awarded two countrymen for their exemplary acts of honesty in a ceremony held in Pakistan Consulate in Dubai, in the presence of a large number of people.
The overseas Pakistanis are the backbone of our country economic growth. The Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf (PTI)-led government under the dynamic leadership of Imran Khan is committed to resolve key issues of overseas Pakistanis at the earliest, as every year they are sending over $22 billion of remittances to our country.
'The budget for the financial year 2020 is the largest in the history of Dubai, at Dhs66.4 billion, to meet the emirate's aspirations to stimulate the overall economy and establish Expo 2020 Dubai as one of the most prominent editions to be held in the history of the World Expo.'
Pursuant to the decree, advertisements cannot be placed on historic buildings, places of worship, graveyards, traffic lights and signs, government buildings, trees, restricted areas, military areas, residential buildings and any other location restricted by authorised entities.
The deal arrives just in time for a summit of world leaders hosted by the U.S. government on Thursday and Friday, where the EU and other global powers will promote their pledges to protect the planet.
Biden has invited 40 world leaders including Xi and Russia's Vladimir Putin to the meet starting on Earth Day, meant to mark Washington's return to the front lines of the fight against climate change after former president Donald Trump disengaged from the process.
As aviation industry players have become more optimistic on the resumption of international flights worldwide, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with a leading European diagnostic service provider, for more ease to passengers required to secure negative Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) test results.
Sheikh Abdullah affirmed the depth and strength of relations between the UAE and Pakistan, which, he said, are longstanding and based on mutual trust and respect. He stressed the two nations’ determination to grow cooperation across all fields for the common good of both nations’ peoples.