United Arab Emirates (UAE) has always fascinated travelers around the world. Now traveling to UAE would become much easier, as the country has decided to issue a multiple-entry tourist visa scheme for all nationalities.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Monday announced that the tourist visa in the UAE will be issued for five years from now.
Previously, the tourist visas were valid for only 30 to 90 days. But now, tourists of any nationality can have the benefit of a five-year visa. This step was taken in order to boost the tourism economy in the country and to lure travelers from all around the world to gulf countries. The government is also trying to convert gulf countries into a global tourist destination.
Recently, Saudi Arabia also opened up applications for an online visa in September last year. In 2017, Qatar had removed visas altogether for 80 countries. For Indian travelers, Qatar granted a visa waiver for a period of 30 days on their arrival in the country.