Urgent.. The Emirates explains the advantages of the new visa
The UAE describes the benefits of the new visa: "This is a hugely significant strategic move toward improving the UAE's (and the Arab Gulf's) tourism industry and broadening the country's economic base." The release of the unified Gulf tourist visa will substantially contribute in achieving the growth goals and objectives of the National Tourism Strategy 2031.
Tourism expert Riyad al Faisal said:"the unified visa will facilitate the entry of visitors from the GCC countries to the United Arab Emirates, which will increase the number of incoming tourists and enhance the tourism sector, and increase tourist revenues to strengthen the national economy, through various sectors such as hotels, restaurants, retail, and transport. "On the other hand, he continued, "this visa will play a major role in playing a significant role in enhancing cooperation between the GCC countries in terms of cultural, social, and economic ties."
Tourism expansion in the United Arab Emirates
"The unified tourist visa is a powerful tool to achieve the goals of tourism growth and diversification of income and the United Arab Emirates economy, supporting the tourism infrastructure system, including airports, ports, land and air transport,"he stated.
He stated the purpose of the new visa, which will allow the holder to visit six nations on a single unified tourist visa, which is to attract tourists and retain them in the GCC for a longer amount of time, which will boost economic integration in the Gulf region.
Tourist visa launch date
It is noteworthy that the tourism ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries approved the unified Gulf tourist visa, which is expected to enter into force during the next 2024 and 2025, depending on the readiness of the internal systems of the “cooperation” countries.