Russian citizens visiting the UAE in future will be granted an entry visa at any arrival entry point.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Dubai’s Vice President and Prime Minister and its virtual ruler, gave his consent to a Cabinet Decree No?24 for 2017. This implies that under ordinances of UAE, citizens of Russia will be issued an initial entry visa which would be valid for 30 days and which can be renewed only once again for 30 days more.
The National cites the state news agency, Wam, as reporting that the common goals and the collaboration between Russia and the UAE would get a leg up because of the fiat, which has the potential to broaden the cooperation between the two countries in sectors of economy and tourism.
Wam also added that UAE’s global competitiveness would be enhanced, making it the tourist and commercial hub of Middle-East.
In the last two years, the Emirates is said to have played host to over 600,000 Russian travellers as 56 flights of the Emirates national carriers operate between these two nations. Their number will further increase once the fiat becomes effective.
Elena Goncharova, a Russian who is residing in the UAE, reacted to the decree by saying it was good news for the Russians.
She added that hereafter more people from her country could visit the UAE even for brief periods of time. Saying it would be much easier than earlier, Goncharova added that it would be easy on their pockets too while visiting this country located in the Arab peninsula.
According to her, this was the effect of a fruitful investment made by Russia in the UAE economy in last few years.
The UAE is reported to be most important business partner of the largest country in the world in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) and is also the tenth largest overseas investor in Russia with projects worth approximately $20 billion (Dh66 billion) until 2014.
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