- Dubai focuses on enhancing its global tourist appeal through a multiple visa options catering to diverse traveler needs.
- Visa offerings include the Golden Visa for long-term residency, a 5-year multi-entry visa for tourists and multinational company employees, virtual working programs, and retiree visas.
- CEO Issam Kazim highlights Dubai’s commitment to being a hub for business, investment, and tourism through these visa initiatives.
- Exclusive experiences in Dubai include iconic landmarks like Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Frame, cultural marvels such as the Museum of the Future, and unique attractions like Deep Dive Dubai.
- Dubai’s reputation as a global gastronomic hub is further bolstered by the MICHELIN Guide Dubai and Gault&Millau’s entry.
- The city’s hotel landscape has grown substantially, with 810 establishments and 148,689 rooms available by mid-2023, achieving an average occupancy rate of 78% in H1 2023.
- Dubai’s resilience is showcased through its high occupancy rates amidst a 13% growth in hotel establishments and 26% increase in room capacity since 2019.
Dubai Multiple Visa Options
Dubai is enhancing its allure as a global tourist destination by providing a Multiple visa options catering to various traveler preferences and needs, according to Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM). These options aim to facilitate seamless entry for visitors and encourage sustained engagement with the city through new attractions, unique experiences, and world-class dining.
Key Visa Options Include
- Golden Visa: Offering long-term residency of up to 10 years to talented expatriates and investors.
- 5-Year Multi-Entry Visa: Designed for tourists and employees of multinational companies, simplifying visa application procedures and extending stay duration.
- Virtual Working Programme: Allowing expatriates to live in Dubai while remotely working for employers outside the UAE.
- Retire in Dubai: Offering a renewable 5-year visa for eligible retirees above 55 years of age who meet specific financial criteria.
Kazim emphasized that these visa initiatives highlight Dubai’s commitment to being a hub for business, investment, and tourism, while also reflecting its multicultural essence and global appeal.
As Dubai welcomes a record 8.55 million international visitors in the first half of 2023, Kazim pointed out a plethora of exclusive experiences unique to the city:
From the Burj Khalifa to the Dubai Frame, Dubai’s landmarks showcase its architectural marvels and forward-looking ethos.
The Museum of the Future and Mohammed Bin Rashid Library epitomize Dubai’s dedication to innovation, knowledge, and culture.
Deep Dive Dubai, the world’s deepest swimming pool, and Atlantis The Royal, a hospitality landmark, contribute to the city’s diverse attractions.
Dubai’s reputation as a global gastronomic hub is enhanced by the MICHELIN Guide Dubai, Gault&Millau’s entry, and recognition in prestigious restaurant lists.
Dubai’s hotel landscape
Dubai’s hotel landscape has also grown significantly, with a total of 810 hotel establishments and 148,689 rooms available by mid-2023. The city achieved an average hotel occupancy rate of 78% in H1 2023, showcasing its resilience amidst a 13% growth in hotel establishments and 26% increase in room capacity since 2019.
Global Travel Destination
Kazim’s insights underline Dubai’s continuous efforts to enrich the visitor experience, offer unmatched opportunities, and solidify its status as a global travel destination.