What is the change? The UAE has approved a new five-year multiple-entry tourist visa.

What does the change mean? All visitors to the UAE can now obtain a five-year multiple-entry tourist visa.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate.
  • Visas/permits affected: Tourist visas.
  • Who is affected: Foreign nationals traveling to the UAE for tourism.
  • Business impact: Minimal impact. Business activities are not permitted on tourist visas.

Background: The government introduced the visa with the aim of promoting the UAE as an important global tourism destination.

Analysis & Comments: The government has stated that the requirements for obtaining tourist visas will remain the same. Travelers are reminded that neither business nor work activities are permitted on the new visas.

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