The Emirati government has launched a five-year multiple entry visa for international businesses with offices registered in Dubai.

Key Points:

  • The five-year multiple entry visa allows foreign nationals to visit their employer’s Dubai office and stay in the country for up to 90 days per year for the visa’s five-year duration.
  • Foreign nationals who need to stay longer than 90 days can apply for an additional 90-day extension.
  • Paid work activities are not permitted on this visa.

Additional Information: In October, the Emirati government announced a similar five-year tourist visa available in other emirates apart from Dubai. The new five-year multiple entry visa creates a path for travelers to stay and carry out unpaid business activities in Dubai.

BAL Analysis: The new visa is intended to simplify visa application procedures and provide more paths for foreign nationals needing to enter Dubai. BAL will continue to monitor visa-related developments and will provide more information as it becomes available.

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