The UAE on Wednesday approved a decision to grant visa on arrival to Indian passport holders with residence visa from UK and the European Union.
The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum himself announced the decision through his twitter handle.
واعتمد المجلس أيضامنح رعايا جمهورية الهند الحاصلين على تأشيرة الإقامة من المملكة المتحدة ودول الاتحاد الأوروبي إذن دخول من جميع منافذ الدولة
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) September 13, 2017
The decision to have a simplified visa process is aimed at advancing the UAE-India relations in economic, politics, and trade, said officials.
Earlier this year, the UAE Cabinet had approved a decision to grant Indian passport holders with either a valid US visa or a green card a visa on arrival.
The announcement is within the framework of the long-term strategic partnership between the UAE and India, the promotion of political, economic and trade interests between the two countries.
This decision will strengthen UAE’s external relations by facilitating the visa issuance process in order to confirm its global status as a tourist and economic hub, media reports said.
It will also contribute to achieving UAE’s vision to be the leading country in attracting global tourism.
Published on 13 September 2017