The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai issues 69 golden visas to creative individuals in the field of culture and art in 2020.
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06 February 2021, 12:00 AM
28 February 2021, 12:00 AM
The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA) issues 69 golden visas to creative individuals in the field of culture and art in 2020, a top official in Dubai culture said on Thursday.
Hala Al Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), said a total of 220 requests were received from people wanting the UAE Gold Card in 2020. However, 124 requests were approved and provided with a letter of nomination to proceed with the process at GDRFA-Dubai.
Individuals as well as companies investing in culture and art can get the visa if they meet the terms and conditions.
The list includes: Authors, writers, designers, historic and knowledge researchers, fine arts, literary figures and others.
Addressing a session at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai, Al Badri said, “In 2020, 69 UAE Gold visas in culture were issued and 59 visas are under process. Dubai is keen to attract talent from all around the world. As they find stability by earning the gold card, they will be more creative and support the society”.