Dubai Launches 5-Year Visa for Indian Tourists

In a landmark move to boost tourism and strengthen ties with India, Dubai has announced the introduction of a 5-year multiple-entry tourist visa for Indian nationals. This strategic initiative, aimed at accommodating the increasing influx of Indian tourists, underscores Dubai's recognition of India's significant contribution to its tourism sector.

The visa allows for stays of up to 90 days per visit, with the total duration of stays not to exceed 180 days within a year, making it an ideal choice for frequent travelers, business visitors, and families looking to explore the UAE's diverse attractions. Notably, the visa process has been simplified, requiring no sponsorship and making it more accessible to a broader audience.

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Advantages for Indian Visitors:

  • Improved Ease: A 5-year visa removes the hassle of applying for visas regularly, offering more freedom for impromptu journeys and flexible itinerary adjustments.

  • Financial Benefits: This visa arrangement helps save on the expenses incurred from multiple short-term visa applications.

  • In-depth Discovery: With an extended stay and the possibility of multiple visits, tourists can thoroughly enjoy Dubai's rich cultural sights and premier destinations.

  • Enhanced Business Prospects: This visa serves as a bridge for business ventures and networking, enhancing economic ties between India and Dubai.

Applicants can apply through the official channels depending on their entry point into the UAE. Required documents include a valid passport, a personal photo, a six-month bank statement showing a minimum balance, valid health insurance, and a round-trip ticket. The cost structure varies, including application and issuance fees, with additional charges for health insurance and security deposits.

This policy shift not only facilitates easier access for Indian tourists but also reflects Dubai's ambitious vision to become a more inclusive and welcoming destination for international visitors. As Dubai continues to enhance its tourism infrastructure and offerings, the new visa regime is expected to play a pivotal role in attracting more visitors, further cementing the city's status as a global tourism hub.

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