Changes made to UAE Visa rules

29 November 2018

By: Salma Abdussalam


A Cabinet decision that took place on October 21, 2018, has granted immediate increased opportunities to widows, divorcees and their children, tourists and students to either remain in the UAE for a year without the need for asponsor, or to extend their residency.

Government officials have revealed that it is anticipated that the amendments will further boost both the tourism sector and the labour market, by allowing the UAE to attract and retain more tourists, visitors seeking employment, skilled workers from abroad and talented students.