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28 Feb

Multiple Entry Visa – Dubai Introduced for Indian Travelers

Dubai has launched a new five-year multiple-entry visa aimed at enhancing travel opportunities for Indian visitors. This visa, processed within two to five working days upon request approval, allows a 90-day stay per entry, extendable once for a similar duration, with a maximum total stay of 180 days per year.

Recent statistics from the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) reveal a substantial surge in Indian tourist arrivals, with 2.46 million overnight visitors recorded between January and December 2023, marking a significant increase from the 1.84 million visitors in 2022 and surpassing the pre-pandemic figure of 1.97 million visitors in 2019. This initiative is hailed as a crucial step to facilitate seamless travel arrangements, offering flexibility for both business engagements and leisure pursuits.

Dubai Introduces 5-Year Multiple Entry Visa for Indian Travelers

Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism allows Multiple Entry Visa

Bader Ali Habib, the regional head of proximity markets at DET, emphasized Dubai’s enduring bond with India and commended the remarkable influx of Indian tourists in 2023, which propelled Dubai’s tourism sector to unprecedented heights. He affirmed India’s pivotal role in achieving the objectives outlined in the D33 Agenda, underscoring Dubai’s status as a premier destination for commerce, investment, and tourism.

Habib highlighted the strategic significance of the five-year multiple-entry visa, emphasizing its role in strengthening Dubai’s ties with India. He expressed confidence that this milestone would not only enhance the travel experience for Indian tourists but also foster greater economic collaboration between the two nations.

Furthermore, Habib reiterated Dubai’s commitment to the Indian market, citing exceptional flight connectivity and forthcoming initiatives aimed at promoting Dubai’s diverse offerings. He emphasized Dubai’s multicultural ambiance, abundance of attractions, and top-notch hospitality as factors contributing to its popularity among Indian travelers.

In 2023, Dubai achieved a record-breaking milestone by welcoming 17.15 million international overnight visitors, marking a 19.4% year-on-year growth over the previous year. Indian tourists played a pivotal role in this achievement, contributing to Dubai’s stellar tourism performance.

DET highlighted the symbiotic relationship between the UAE and India, rooted in centuries-old cultural exchanges, diplomatic cooperation, and robust trade relations. The diverse Indian market continues to be a significant driver of tourism in Dubai, catering to a wide spectrum of preferences ranging from luxury shopping to cultural experiences and business conferences.