IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? The UAE Cabinet has approved a plan to expand its transit policy in order to boost tourism and short visits.
What does the change mean? International travelers transiting through the UAE would be granted a 24-hour visit visa.
Background: The move is intended to encourage transit passengers to visit the emirates and boost tourism revenues. Last year, about 70 percent of passengers who landed at one of UAE’s airports were in transit.
BAL Analysis: The plan is intended to improve the UAE’s economy and follows an initiative by Dubai’s tourism bureau to attract transit passengers to visit the emirate.
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