Dubai launches 5-year multi-entry visa for employees of multinational companies

Dubai launches 5-year multi-entry visa for employees of multinational companies 

By: Abu Dhabi SME Hub
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The new Visa will support the recovery of the emirate's tourism sector, which recently received a boost from Expo 2020 launching last month.

As Dubai continues to drive global travel recovery and growth, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) – Dubai, in cooperation with Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) has launched a Five-Year Multi-Entry Visa for employees of multinational companies, to further accelerate momentum across tourism and all other business sectors.

GDRFA-Dubai has now fully activated this visa process and has started issuing it to employees of multinational companies, allowing them to visit and stay in the UAE for 90 days, with the option of extending their stay for another 90 days. The visa joins other new categories of visas and programmes launched by Dubai including the Golden Visa for entrepreneurs and property and business investors, as well as the Retire in Dubai and Virtual Working programmes, which provide more flexibility and options for talent looking to work and reside in Dubai.

Between January and September 2021, Dubai received around 3.85 million international visitors. There are 726 hotel establishments with a total of 123,868 rooms that are open in Dubai, with the overall 61 per cent occupancy being among the highest worldwide.

Multinational companies interested in obtaining the Five-Year Multi-Entry Visa for their employees can follow the detailed procedures here.

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