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Dubai to issue 5-year multiple-entry visa to bolster economic ties & tourism with India

In a bid to strengthen economic collaborations and boost tourism and business relations between India and Dubai, the city has introduced a five-year multiple-entry visa.

The announcement, made at SATTE in New Delhi today, outlines that the visa will be issued within two to five working days, allowing a 90-day stay extendable once, with a total stay not exceeding 180 days in a year.

This move comes on the heels of Dubai experiencing a significant surge in tourism from India, welcoming 2.46 million overnight visitors between January and December 2023, according to the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET). This marks a substantial increase from the 1.84 million tourists in 2022, surpassing the pre-pandemic figure of 1.97 million visitors in 2019, showcasing an impressive 25 percent growth compared to the pre-pandemic era. India, with a remarkable 34 percent year-on-year growth, maintains its position as the leading source market for Dubai, contributing significantly to the city’s record-breaking tourism performance in 2023.

Aligned with the Dubai Economic Agenda, D33, the growth aims to solidify Dubai’s standing as one of the top three global cities for business and leisure. The five-year visa is seen as a strategic step to deepen ties and explore possibilities between the UAE and India.

Bader Ali Habib, Regional Head of Proximity Markets at Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism, emphasised the long-standing relationship with India and the significant contribution of Indian tourists to Dubai’s record-breaking tourism sector in 2023. The introduction of the five-year visa is viewed as a strategic move to enhance ties between the UAE and India.

In 2023, Dubai recorded its highest-ever tourist influx, welcoming 17.15 million international overnight visitors, reflecting a 19.4 percent year-on-year growth. Recognized as the No.1 global destination in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Destinations Awards 2024 for the third consecutive year, Dubai’s diverse offerings and commitment to excellence in hospitality contribute to its popularity among global travellers.

The UAE and India, as key economic partners, continue to foster cultural exchanges, diplomatic cooperation, and robust trade ties, making Dubai a preferred destination catering to various traveller preferences. The introduction of the five-year visa initiative aims to further facilitate travel and exploration of opportunities between the two nations.

In a bid to strengthen economic collaborations and boost tourism and business relations between India and Dubai, the city has introduced a five-year multiple-entry visa.

The announcement, made at SATTE in New Delhi today, outlines that the visa will be issued within two to five working days, allowing a 90-day stay extendable once, with a total stay not exceeding 180 days in a year.

This move comes on the heels of Dubai experiencing a significant surge in tourism from India, welcoming 2.46 million overnight visitors between January and December 2023, according to the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET). This marks a substantial increase from the 1.84 million tourists in 2022, surpassing the pre-pandemic figure of 1.97 million visitors in 2019, showcasing an impressive 25 per cent growth compared to the pre-pandemic era. India, with a remarkable 34 percent year-on-year growth, maintains its position as the leading source market for Dubai, contributing significantly to the city’s record-breaking tourism performance in 2023.

Aligned with the Dubai Economic Agenda, D33, the growth aims to solidify Dubai’s standing as one of the top three global cities for business and leisure. The five-year visa is seen as a strategic step to deepen ties and explore possibilities between the UAE and India.

Bader Ali Habib, Regional Head of Proximity Markets at Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism, emphasised the long-standing relationship with India and the significant contribution of Indian tourists to Dubai’s record-breaking tourism sector in 2023. The introduction of the five-year visa is viewed as a strategic move to enhance ties between the UAE and India.

In 2023, Dubai recorded its highest-ever tourist influx, welcoming 17.15 million international overnight visitors, reflecting a 19.4 percent year-on-year growth. Recognized as the No.1 global destination in the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Destinations Awards 2024 for the third consecutive year, Dubai’s diverse offerings and commitment to excellence in hospitality contribute to its popularity among global travellers.

The UAE and India, as key economic partners, continue to foster cultural exchanges, diplomatic cooperation, and robust trade ties, making Dubai a preferred destination catering to various traveller preferences. The introduction of the five-year visa initiative aims to further facilitate travel and exploration of opportunities between the two nations.

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