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World Cup Opening Ceremony


Football World Cup Opening Ceremony 2022 : Football fans will soon be able to enjoy the World Cup proceedings as the date for the opening ceremony is only days away. The opening ceremony of this grand football tournament is expected to be a stunning celebration full of light and colour as is traditional for events of this sort.





World Cup opening ceremony 2022





The World Cup opening ceremony will signify the official start of the competition. If past renditions are any indication, the opening ceremony will involve some of the world’s biggest and most celebrated artists and performers.





Without a doubt, this year’s opening ceremony will be a memorable event as it is the first World Cup to be held in winter as well as in an Arab country.





World Cup opening ceremony 2022 timing





The World Cup opening ceremony will take place on 20 November before the tournament’s first Group A match between host Qatar and Ecuador. The opening ceremony will begin one hour before the game at 17:00 AST (GMT+3) / 09:00 ET.





Khalifa International Stadium




World Cup opening ceremony 2022 stadium





The World Cup opening ceremony will be held at the Al Bayt Stadium in the city of Al Khor. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 60,000 and will also be the venue for one of the semifinals.





World Cup opening ceremony 2022 artists and singers





Shakira, who is well known for her performances at previous opening ceremonies, will reportedly be one of the performers. Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, the Black Eyed Peas, J Balvin, Nora Fatehi, and other acts have all been suggested as potential performers.





In addition, early in September, American rapper Lil Baby released the World Cup’s official anthem. Shortly after, he tweeted to announce that he would be participating in the competition in some way.





FIFA is yet to announce a full list of performers for the 2022 World Cup opening ceremony, however, it has been confirmed that Bollywood singer Nora Fatehi will perform the World Cup single “Light The Sky” with BTS’s Jung Kook.





Where to tune in for the opening ceremony?





You can enjoy the opening ceremony and the first match of the World cup from home by turning in to one of these channels below:





India
Viacom18





Middle East
beIN Sports





Pakistan
PTV Sports





Turkey
TRT





United Kingdom
BBC, ITV





United States
Fox, Telemundo


UAE children visa


Applicants who have been living in the UAE for a while and want to bring their children into the country can sponsor a residence visa for their children. It is usually the father who can sponsor their children into the UAE. However, in some cases, the mother might be required to sponsor their child’s UAE children visa.





Here is everything you need to know about the Dubai and UAE children visa, its prerequisites, requirements, documents required and more.





Dubai & UAE children visa general requirements





In a regular scenario, fathers are considered the head of the family in the UAE, and only they can sponsor their UAE Children Visa, however, a mother also can sponsor the child in certain cases.





The duration of the children visa will be equivalent to the visa of the sponsor parent. The parent will get 60 days to apply for the UAE Children Visa after they arrive in the country under an entry permit.





A child doesn’t need to clear a medical fitness examination to get the UAE residency.





Please note that the conditions are subject to change from time to time. Make sure to check with GDRFA or the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship for the latest information.





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UAE children visa




Dubai & UAE children visa age limit





Parents can sponsor their children up to the age of 25.





If a child is a university or college student, they cannot be sponsored by parents for UAE residency unless they hold a valid certificate that proves they are below 25 (earlier 18) and unmarried.





If the child is under 14 years old, they won’t need to provide their fingerprints at EIDA Center for Emirates ID issuance.





Dubai & UAE children visa requirements for parent(s)





The parent sponsoring their children to Dubai must meet the following eligibility criteria to be able to sponsor the children’s visa in Dubai.





If the sponsor of the child is a married mother living with her husband (sponsored by her), a single mother or a divorced mother






  • The sponsoring parent’s monthly salary must be at least AED 3,000 (USD 817) along with accommodation, or AED 4,000 (USD 1089). However, a salary of AED 5,000 (USD 1361) monthly makes the process of opening a corporate account in most UAE banks a lot easier which is one of the prerequisites of entering into a long-term residential tenancy contract.




  • If the sponsor is a woman who sponsors her full family, her salary should not be less than AED 10,000 (USD 2722)





The mother will additionally need to prepare:






  • Valid UAE employment contract




  • The marriage certificate of the sponsor, duly attested




  • In case the sponsor is a single or divorced mother, the husband’s NOC (No Objection Certificate) translated into Arabic (if not already in Arabic), must be duly attested.




  • Divorced mothers are required to present their child’s custody verdict to a court or legal papers (duly attested and translated into Arabic at the time of submission) proving that they have their child’s custody.




  • In case the sponsor is a married mother living with her spouse, their husband’s employment contract if he is working in the UAE must be submitted.




  • The sponsor mother must have a tenancy agreement in her name registered under the EJARI system of RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Authority).




  • Mother’s university degree, duly attested in the home country and the UAE. Please note that mothers who are doctors, nurses, engineers and teachers are exempted from this requirement.




  • Mother’s UAE bank statements for the last 3 months. Please note that mothers who are doctors, nurses, engineers and teachers are again exempted from this requirement.




  • A security deposit of AED 2,500 (USD 680) per child to be sponsored (in specific cases), which is refundable after the visa cancellation




  • Stepchildren can also be sponsored by an expatriate parent for the UAE residency (subject to GDRFA’s conditions), provided the sponsor is able to deposit the specified warranty amount for each child and present a written no-objection certificate from the biological parent. Their residence visas bear one-year renewable validity.





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If the sponsor of the child is a married or divorced father





The following are some of the sponsorship requirements for married fathers or single or divorced fathers:






  • A genuine employment contract from his company in the UAE




  • He must meet the criteria for minimum salary to sponsor the child visa in Dubai, that is, AED 4000 (USD 1089) or AED 3000 (USD 817), including accommodation




  • Child’s birth certificate, attested by the UAE embassy abroad and MOFA in the UAE




  • The father’s marriage certificate, duly attested




  • Divorced fathers are required to present their child’s legal custody papers (duly attested and translated into Arabic at the time of submission)




  • A tenancy contract attested via the EJARI system of RERA




  • The father’s university degree, duly attested in both the home country and host country




  • The father’s UAE bank statements for the last 3 months




  • A refundable security deposit of AED 2,500 (USD 680) for each child (if applicable)




  • Stepchildren can also be sponsored by an expatriate parent for the UAE residency (subject to GDRFA’s conditions), provided the sponsor is able to deposit the specified warranty amount for each child and present a written no-objection certificate from the biological parent. Their residence visas bear one-year renewable validity.





Dubai & UAE children visa required documents





The following is a list of documents required to sponsor a UAE children visa :






  • Sponsor’s Emirates ID (Original)




  • Scanned colour copy of the passport and Residence visa page of the sponsor with at least a minimum of 6 months validity.




  • Labor contract, issued by MOHRE provided the sponsor works in the private sector.




  • Sponsor’s salary Slip or certificate provided the sponsor works in a free zone or government sector.




  • Copy of the Company’s trade licence provided the sponsor is a partner or Investor visa holder.




  • Photocopies of Registered Tenancy Contract or the EJARI or title deed or proof of property ownership, whichever is applicable




  • If the sponsor owns the house, the recent electricity bill (DEWA) must be submitted.




  • Colour-scanned passport copies of the child which are valid for 6 months at least.




  • Child’s birth certificate (duly attested and translated into Arabic)




  • One latest passport-size photo of the child against a white background and in line with the UAE visa standards




  • Emirates ID Application Form (at the time of visa stamping/renewal)




  • Health insurance card or certificate (at the time of visa stamping/renewal)




  • Sponsor’s bank account IBAN Number.





Dubai & UAE children visa application process





The process of obtaining a child visa in UAE is pretty straightforward, and sponsors may apply for their children’s children visa Dubai either through a licenced typing center such as Amer or online.





To apply for your child’s visa, follow the steps given below:






  • Fill out the visa application form at the nearest typing centre.




  • Submit all the required documents to the nearest General Department for Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA).




  • Apply to change the status of the visa from “Temporary Residence visa” to “Permanent Residence visa”.




  • You can now apply for the Emirates ID of your child at the Typing centre.




  • You will be notified through SMS and a call once the Emirates ID is ready to be delivered or collected. You may choose to either collect the ID by yourself or pay the courier charges for the doorstep delivery.





Please note that you can also apply through a registered visa service agent to make the process more smooth and easy.





Five-year residency for children of Emirati mothers





The UAE has started issuing five-year residency visas, as a part of the new visa rules effective from 3 October 2022, for children of Emirati women with foreign nationals, whose validity was previously three years.


Beaches


Take a Beaches Break : For many visitors, a UAE vacation centres around the beach.





Late October to May, while temperatures plummet over Europe and North America, is high season here as the UAE's punishing summer heat gives way to winter's beaches weather.





Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the more obvious beach choices, offering city sightseeing, shopping, and theme parks in easy reach of the sand.





For sun-and-sand vacations in Dubai, luxury resorts are focused along the coast west of the central city. In particular, the beach around Jumeirah and Dubai Marina offer plenty of family-oriented, five star resorts dedicated to beaches time.





Abu Dhabi's luxury resorts rim the shoreline of the city's various islands, so resort areas are more scattered across the city than in Dubai. Saadiyat Island, Marina Breakwater, and Khor Al Maqta are the areas offering some of the best beach-focused resorts in town.





Take a Beaches Break









Away from these two destinations, though, there are more beaches options.





The beach resorts of Ras Al-Khaimah and Ajman in particular are favourite city getaways, while on the UAE's eastern coast, Al Aqah beach in the Emirate of Fujairah is a popular option for beach-goers who want to head away from the crowds.


UAE Golden Visa Change


UAE Golden Visa Eligibility





UAE Golden Visa announcement: Online quiz revealed to check UAE Golden Visa Eligibility in 2 minutes





The test will help users understand if they are eligible to receive a Golden Visa.





The UAE has revealed a new online tool to help users understand if they are eligible to receive a Golden Visa.





The tool, which is available on the Federal Authority for Identity & Citizenship’s website, is a short quiz that will inform users if they are eligible for a Golden Visa. The quiz can be conducted in a couple of minutes, and asks users questions about their investments in the UAE, job role, and contribution to the country’s economy.





The UAE recently announced reforms for its Golden Visa rules and long-term visit visas, paving the way for more people to access the system. Unlike a normal job visa, the Golden Visa is not tied to employment, meaning the bearer can stay in the UAE. The visa lasts 10 years.





The benefits of Golden Visas extend to immediate family members. Children can be sponsored by a Golden Visa or Green Residence visa holder until the age of 25 – an increase from the previous rule of 18 years – with no age limit for unmarried daughters. Children of determination are granted a residence permit, regardless of their age.





The UAE Golden Visa residency programme was first implemented in 2019 and enables expats to live, work, and study in the UAE without the need of a national sponsor and with 100 percent ownership of their business on the UAE’s mainland.





New reforms recently eased the criteria to apply for the 10-year visas, with more people across a diverse set of professions offered the opportunity to apply for the Golden Visa.





Under the new regulations, the UAE Golden Visa will grant 10-year residence to investors, entrepreneurs, exceptional talents, scientists and professionals, outstanding students and graduates, humanitarian pioneers, and frontline heroes, who meet certain eligibility parameters.





As part of its expansion, more professionals and highly skilled workers with educational qualifications and professional experience in all disciplines can now qualify for a Golden Visa. This includes those working in medicine, sciences and engineering, information technology, business and administration, education, law, culture, and social sciences.





Golden Visa for Athletes





Under this category, the Golden Residency Visa for specialised talents and researchers in various fields of science and knowledge is granted for 10 years without a sponsor and is subject to renewal.





Requirements:






  • Applicants would need a recommendation letter from the General Authority of Sports in Dubai OR Dubai Sports Council.




  • A copy of the sponsored passport.






    Golden Visa for creative specialists in Culture and Art





    Under this category, the Golden Residency Visa for specialised talents and researchers in various fields of science and knowledge is granted for 10 years without a sponsor and is subject to renewal.





    Requirements:






    • Applicants will need a recommendation letter from Dubai culture and Arts Authority.




    • A copy of the sponsored passport.





    Golden Visa for Executive Directors





    Under this category an Executive Director and his family members can be granted a Golden Residency Visa for specialized talents and researchers in various fields of science and knowledge for a period of 10 years without a sponsor and subject to renewal.





    Requirements:






    1. Executive Directors would require an “NOC” letter from the company that does not mind the golden residency, also mentioned that the service period is not less than 5 years as a general manager – executive director – chairman of the board of directors.




    2. Attested bachelor’s degree or higher degree.




    3. Salary certificate which should not be less then AED 50,000 monthly.




    4. Labour contract with the same profession and salary at the salary certificate.




    5. Bank statement for the last 6 months.





    Golden Visa for Entrepreneurs





    This category grants a Golden Residency Visa for 5 years to an entrepreneur who owns an economic project of a technical or future nature based on risk & innovation.





    Requirement:





    The applicant would require an approval letter from Dubai Future Foundation.





    Golden Visa for Retired Foreigners





    Under this category, a retired foreigner can be granted a Golden Residency Visa for a period of 5 years without a sponsor and subject to renewal.





    Requirement:





    The applicant would need a bank letter with a deposit value or income of AED15,000 or real estate ownership with the value of one million AED.





    Golden Visa for Investors





    Under this category, an investor can be granted the Golden Residency Visa for 5 or 10 years.





    It is automatically renewed if the same conditions are met.





    Requirements:





    The applicant should be an investor in an investment fund (commercial investor) –






    • Applicant would require the company’s financial report for the previous year – made by the company’s financial auditor.




    • The company’s trade license and photocopy of the list of partners’ names.




    • A copy of the sponsored residency.




    • The company’s bank statement for the last 3 months.




    • The company’s VAT return for the previous year.





    The applicant should be an investor in an investment fund (deposit) –






    • A letter from the bank in Arabic form showcasing a “fix deposit”. A note must be mentioned in the letter. (The fix deposit will not be broken for the next two years, OR in case the fix deposit was broken for any reason, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai must be notified)




    • A copy of the sponsored passport.




    • Tenancy contract.





    Investor in (Tax Return Investor) –






    • A letter from the Federal Tax Authority.




    • Company’s Trade license and photocopy of the list of partners’ names.




    • A copy of the sponsored residency.





    Golden Visa for Specialists in Engineering and Science





    Under this category, an applicant and his family member can be granted a Golden Residency Visa for specialised talents and researchers in various fields of science and knowledge for 10 years without a sponsor and subject to renewal.





    Requirements:






    • Applicants would require an attested degree (bachelor’s degree or higher), or a letter of equivalency for the academic degree from the Ministry of Education (for certificates from outside the country).




    • A copy of the sponsored residency.




    • A work contract in one of the following disciplines: (Epidemiology and Viruses – Artificial Intelligence – Big Data – Computer Engineering – Electronics Engineering – Software Engineering – Electrical Engineering – Genetic Engineering – Biotechnology Engineering).





    Golden Visa for Inventors





    Under this category, a Golden Residency Visa can be granted to an applicant and his family member for specialized talents and researchers in various fields of science and knowledge for 10 years without a sponsor and subject to renewal.





    Requirements:






    • Applicant would require a recommendation letter from the Ministry of Economy.




    • A copy of the sponsored passport.





    Golden Visa for Scientists





    Under this category, a Golden Residency Visa can be granted to an applicant and his family member for specialized talents and researchers in various fields of science and knowledge for 10 years without a sponsor and subject to renewal.





    Requirements:






    • Applicants would require a recommendation letter from “Emirates Scientists Council” or a letter from “Rashid Award for Scientific outstanding” that he/she has been awarded the Medal of Scientific outstanding.





    Golden Visa for Outstanding Students





    Under this category a Golden Residency Visa is granted for outstanding students for a period of 5 or 10 years and automatically renewed if the same conditions are met.





    Requirements for a high school graduate:






    • A recommendation letter from the Ministry of Education.




    • Copy of the sponsored residency – applicable only for Dubai residents.




    • Copy of the sponsored passport.





    Requirements for a university graduate:






    • Attested degree (bachelor’s degree or higher) along with the academic transcript.




    • Copy of the sponsored residency applicable for Dubai residents only




    • Copy of the sponsored passport.





    Golden Visa for Doctors





    Under this category, a Golden Residency Visa can be granted to an applicant and his family member for specialised talents and researchers in various fields of science and knowledge for 10 years without a sponsor and subject to renewal.





    Requirements:






    • Applicants would require a copy of their labour card.




    • A copy of labour contract from MOHRE.




    • A copy of the sponsored residency.





    Golden Visa Eligibility




    The UAE Golden Visa residency programme, which was first implemented in 2019, enabled expats to live, work, and study in the UAE without the need of a national sponsor and with 100 percent ownership of their business on the UAE’s mainland.





    With the new rules, the criteria to apply for the 10-year visas have now been eased, as more people across a diverse set of professions will be offered the opportunity to apply for the Golden Visa.





    Here’s an overview of the impact UAE’s latest Golden Visa rules will have on the region:






    • How the Golden Visa rules will impact students, families, and the business of education in the UAE




    • UAE’s new Golden Visa rules to encourage more doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals to move to the UAE




    • How UAE’s Golden Visa reforms will lead to more expat investment




    • How the updated UAE Golden Visa rules have changed the talent market




    • How UAE’s new Golden Visa rules will impact businesses




    • How UAE’s new Golden Visa rules will benefit startups in the region.





    How the Golden Visa rules will impact students, families, and the business of education in the UAE :





    Academic institutions, students, families, as well as the business and state of education will improve considerably following the recent set of sweeping amendments made to long-term visa policies in the UAE, an expert told Arabian Business.





    Under the new executive regulations, the UAE Golden Visa programme will grant 10-year residency to high-performing students in UAE secondary schools, and outstanding graduates from UAE universities, as well as students from the best 100 universities worldwide who meet specific elibility criteria.





    The criteria includes submitting proof of cumulative average of their academic performance, the year of graduation, and the university classification.





    “The new visa regime approved by the UAE Cabinet assures incredible flexibility to its beneficiaries. The updated visa structure enables educational institutions to shift the cost of securing visas for education away from the student and his/her family,” explained Danielle Butterworth (below), the executive director for Finance and Administration at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD).





    “Such government initiatives not only positively impact the business of education here in the UAE, but also enhance the state of education in the country, attracting more foreign students than ever, and reaffirming the UAE’s pioneering role as an international education and knowledge hub.”





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    The positive policy reforms will further enable educational to facilitate uninterrupted education preventing students and their families from the hassle of re-applying or purchasing an alternative visa type.





    Butterworth added: “The UAE Golden Visa expanded scheme will also incentivise students in UAE secondary schools and universities to aim for high performance. This will further fuel student interest and intake across universities, allowing educational institutions to attract and retain exceptional talent.”





    The UAE Cabinet has also approved a special entry permit for those attending training and academic courses and/or participating in internship programmes.





    The sponsor can be universities or educational or research institutions licensed in the country or government or private entities.





    “Universities form the crux of UAE’s academic landscape and any policy reforms that impact entry and retention for students across universities, also increase the flexibility of the education market.





    “The updated rules contribute to a more accessible academic environment. The visa overhaul places students and academics at the fore, building effectively on the competitiveness of the UAE as a pioneer in education,” Butterworth concluded.





    UAE’s new Golden Visa rules to encourage more doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals to move to the UAE :





    Healthcare has received a huge boost in the UAE with the new rules for 10-year Golden Visas and 5-year Green Residence visas, which are expected to attract top professionals to the nation, an industry expert said.





    The UAE Cabinet has eased the eligibility criteria for long-term visas in the UAE. The new rules also make the Golden Visa programme more inclusive to encourage more professionals across diverse industries to apply to the programme.





    Reacting to the recent rules, the founder chairman and managing director of Aster DM Healthcare, Dr Azad Moopen, said: “For the healthcare sector, these reforms will attract more doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to build their careers in UAE and select the country as a home for their families.”









    According to the new rules, the UAE Golden Visa will be granted to scientists and researchers with high achievements and influence in their field based on the recommendation from the Emirates Scientists Council.





    The candidate must have a PhD or a Master’s degree in the disciplines of engineering, technology, life sciences, or natural sciences from the best universities in the world, as well as substantial research achievements.





    The UAE Cabinet has also revealed a major expansion, opening out the Golden Visa to highly skilled workers with educational qualifications and professional experience in all disciplines, including medicine, sciences, and engineering, among others.





    In addition, the UAE’s new set of executive regulations will also provide skilled employees the opportunity to gain a 5-year Green Residency, without the need for a sponsor or employer.





    Dr Azad Moopen, founder chairman and managing director of Aster DM Healthcare




    Moopen added: “It is heartening to see the UAE’s visa relaxation announcement has reforms to support expatriates and businesses. The expansion of benefits to Golden Visa holders and introduction of green residence visa will attract more people with new skill sets and many businesses to the country.





    “This will boost the talent pool in UAE and aid in the development of diverse sectors in alignment with the vision of the great rulers of the country to make UAE a global destination of choice.”





    The announcement of the new set of rules is also timely, given the recent announcements surrounding the easing of Covid-related regulations in the UAE and the completion of a highly successful six-month long World Expo.





    Moopen concluded: “Our triumph in the global war against Covid-19, while delivering the World’s Greatest Show – Expo 2020 – with such success, has established UAE as the most sought-after destinations for businesses and healthcare already. I am sure these moves will increase it exponentially.”





    How UAE’s Golden Visa reforms will lead to more expat investment





    The forthcoming reforms to the UAE visa system are designed to make it easier for expats to live, work and build a future in the country. With this, we’re likely to see an evolution in the spending and investment habits of expats in the UAE, as they start to plan their finances around longer-term residency, says Sophia Bhatti, an award-winning leader in finance and investment and a Chartered Wealth Manager.





    Alongside the extended investor and entrepreneur visas, the new regulations are likely to encourage expats to commit more financial resources within the UAE, whether it be buying property, building an investment portfolio locally, or spending more disposable income in-country.









    The new long-term residency schemes will promote a high sense of stability among qualifying UAE expats. It will also provide an important buffer to foreign residents living in the UAE who were previously reliant on short-term renewable visas linked to their employment.





    The confidence that comes with secure residency will encourage more special visa-holders and their families to put down roots. With an extended visibility on the future, expats can now build and oversee investment and savings plans over the longer-term, as well as exploring new opportunities within the UAE.





    The visa system overhaul will lead to a reduction in the cost of renewing residency permits, which should in turn lead to more savings and investments taking place as a result. Attracting more knowledge workers to the country will help to build and retain a highly-skilled workforce, with more investment potential and greater spending power.





    The lifestyle opportunities the UAE offers, combined with the prospect of working towards a clear savings goal, mean that the investor visa option is likely to attract not only high-net-worth individuals but also the mass affluent expats.





    The opportunity to reside in the UAE long-term is likely to change the investment mindset, particularly when it comes to property. Where expats might previously have invested in a residence in their home country, the option to build a future in the UAE means long-term visa holders will be more likely to explore residential property in the Emirates.





    Furthermore, the current supply and demand equation has made investment property an attractive proposition. With the implementation of longer-term residency options, more expats will come to the UAE, and push rental prices up in the process.





    The new regulations will naturally have a positive impact on the local banking industry as more investment is retained in the UAE. We can also expect an evolution in the broader business landscape as companies start to plan differently for their future.





    Security of residence for employees will help to build more certainty around business continuity. Growing investment in commercial property is likely as existing businesses look to commit to the long-term and more new ventures set themselves up in the UAE.





    How the updated UAE Golden Visa rules have changed the talent market





    “What got you here won’t get you there” – Marhsal Goldsmith.





    In the pre-pandemic era, employees, and entrepreneurs alike, were willing to go through lengthy and tedious residency processes to be based out of Dubai and the wider UAE.





    Being “based in the UAE” has always been perceived as prestigious and for numerous, well-justified reasons. Landing a job with an employer in the country was, and still is, considered a privilege, says Ayman Kattan, Chief People Officer at Bayzat.









    The pandemic however has brought about unprecedented changes to workforce dynamics by allowing most employers in the technology industry, both in the UAE and beyond, to double down on a “talent-first” approach to hiring.





    As it turned out, being forced to adapt to a new reality and rapidly transitioning into the remote work paradigm, was a silver lining to what was otherwise an extremely challenging time for humanity.





    The emergence of innovative and disruptive services such as Employers of Record (EoR) and Outsourcing solutions has created something of a “decentralisation of talent” and “free for all” effect on the talent landscape.





    While this new reality has presented number of obvious positives for both talent and employers, it has come with some hefty costs.





    Today, professionals can still enjoy the perks of working with Dubai-based employers and serving the local market, while operating out of the luxury of their own homes, which thanks to technology, could be anywhere in the world.





    The hassle, costs, and time it takes to acquire a visa is simply not worth it anymore, be it for a job or to set up shop.





    A quick change was therefore needed for the UAE to continue to flourish and remain a top tier business destination and once again the UAE’s government has demonstrated its incredible vision and foresight.





    It was announced earlier this year that one of the key objectives of Dubai’s Chamber of Digital Economy is to attract 300 digital startups to Dubai within two years.





    Such an ambitious objective would undoubtedly require rapid enhancements and changes to laws and policies.





    To see immediate reforms to the visa system in the UAE, is just a testament to the country’s agility and ability to adapt to the new world we now live in.





    With these visa reforms, we should expect to see a substantial increase of both supply and demand in the job market, which will go a long way in putting things that have been disrupted by the pandemic back into a state of equilibrium.





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    UAE-based employees will no longer be competing with just their domestic counterparts, but with the expected influx of top global talent




    For businesses, this presents a momentous opportunity. But employees will need to be mindful that this can represent a change in the competitive landscape.





    Overnight, UAE-based employees will no longer be competing with just their domestic counterparts, but with the expected influx of top global talent.





    Moreover, for UAE-based organisations to capitalise on the influx of talent, the truth is, whatever worked up until this point, won’t work tomorrow.





    Now is the time for these companies to invest in retention schemes for top performers, and to review things like their EVP (employee value proposition), wellbeing initiatives and employee benefits.





    Otherwise, they will face the very real threat of their top talent, and the top talent in the resource pool, being snatched up quite quickly.





    I also reckon that companies that haven’t invested in talent development and those that aren’t constantly up-skilling their people, are not going to be able to remain competitive in this new market that is being rapidly reformed and transformed.





    This is a great time to be living and working in the UAE but just as the UAE government has been quick to adapt, it is imperative that UAE businesses and employees do too.





    How UAE’s new Golden Visa rules will impact businesses





    To help attract and retain top talent across numerous sectors, the UAE Cabinet recently amended its Golden Visa programme to include professionals from more diverse fields and ease the eligibility criteria. 





    This programme allows investors, entrepreneurs, startup owners, professionals, and exceptionally talented individuals to apply for long-term residency – for up to 10 years with the option of renewal – to live, work, or invest in one of the most cosmopolitan nations around the world. With a Golden Visa, expats can forego the need of a national sponsor and maintain 100 percent ownership of their businesses on the UAE mainland.





    Commenting on the new executive regulations on the long-term residence visa, Roberto Croci, the managing director of Microsoft for Startups – Middle East, Turkey, and Pakistan, said: “The UAE showed a superb management of Covid with open borders, high vaccination rates, and its business-friendly regime. In this context, the Golden Visa can play a critical role in empowering more entrepreneurs to build their business from the UAE at a time where more global players like Sequoia Capital India and Softbank start looking seriously at the region and eventually undertake deals.”





    Roberto Croci, the managing director of Microsoft for Startups – Middle East, Turkey, and Pakistan




    The emergence of many technical startups and big companies looking to invest in Dubai and establish their headquarters in the emirate has also led to an increase in demand for technical skilled labour in the past years.





    “Over the past few years, the UAE has positioned itself as an essential business hub connecting the Middle East to the world. Due to its dynamic and robust economy, it has become a destination of choice for business people and wealthy individuals seeking financial success,” Croci added.





    “There is also a strong push by the UAE for new-age technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, automation, and e-commerce.”





    Innovation, entrepreneurship, and advanced industries remain a clear focus for the UAE as part of its plan to create a diversified knowledge-based economy in line with the UAE Centennial Plan 2071. With this active policy intervention the UAE can emerge as the tech hub of the Arab world with an ambition of becoming home to 20 tech companies worth $1 billion or more by 2031.





    “The Golden Visa allow entrepreneurs and technology investors to live in the country for up to 10 years, longer than regular visas, with long-term financial planning and the opportunity to consider the UAE as home.





    “The Golden Visa clearly shows how progressive the UAE is when it comes to supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Exciting times ahead for the UAE and its startup ecosystem,” Croci concluded.





    How UAE’s new Golden Visa rules will benefit startups in the region





    Entrepreneurs in the UAE are hailing the new Golden Visa regulations as yet another “great move forward,” in strengthening the country’s startup ecosystem.





    The new executive regulations coming in to effect next month, set flexible requirements for entrepreneurs and startup owners to obtain the ten-year residency visa, making it easier to attract top talent and businesses to the country, industry stakeholders told Arabian Business.





    “As a business owner, entrepreneur, employer, mother and long-term resident of the UAE, I fully welcome the broadening of the rules and ability for more people to be eligible. The UAE is an attractive place to do business, live and create amazing things,” said Kate Midttun, founder and CEO, Acorn Strategy and Abu Dhabi’s first female Golden Visa holder.





    “Allowing access for more people to do that and have control over their journey and future through the Golden Visa programme is a great thing. The impact as a business is huge, forging a stronger talent pool and making the region much more competitive globally,” she continued.





    Kate Midttun, founder and CEO of Acorn Strategy




    Golden visa eligibility criteria for entrepreneurs include owning or being a partner in a UAE-registered startup that generates annual revenues of $272,250 (AED 1 million) and above, having approval from an official body for a startup idea or being a former founder of an entrepreneurial project that sold for not less than $1.9m (AED7m).





    “These visa reforms make a lot of sense in the short to medium term. The UAE’s projected 4.2 percent growth for 2022 is no surprise given that researchers in the US found that entrepreneurs who started their business in a recession were more likely to thrive and innovate due to adversity giving them a greater hunger for success. And UAE stock markets are buoyant, money is pouring into later-stage venture capital, with VC funding reaching $2.6bn last year, 138 percent more than the funding in 2020,” said Ramesh Jagannathan, NYU Abu Dhabi Associate Dean of Engineering, and startAD managing director.





    “The global consumer class will reach 5.2 billion people by 2030, out of which, over three billion of them will be in India, China, Africa referred to as the “ICA Corridor”. Given that the MENA is part of the ICA Corridor, there is an opportunity to ‘ride the wave’ of India and China’s global tech dominance by becoming dominant in the global entrepreneurial economic landscape.”





    Ramesh Jagannathan, NYU Abu Dhabi Associate Dean of Engineering, and startAD managing director




    “There is a white space available for the UAE to walk into, with a good strategy and patient execution and, as such, the latest visa reforms are another vital ingredient to add to the recipe that will create a dominant MENA digital economy fit for the evolving 21st Century needs,” Jagannathan added.





    The new rules will allow the Golden Visa holder to sponsor his/ her family members, including spouses and children regardless of their age.





    “This is yet another great move forward from the UAE government in its efforts to attract entrepreneurs to the region and give them all the incentives to launch businesses that can go on to make valuable contributions to the economy of the UAE as well as the wider Middle East,” said Ryaan Sharif, general manager, Flat6Labs, a seed and early-stage venture capital firm.





    “Obviously, there is still more to be done, however, every change to proactively assist entrepreneurs in moving to the UAE and putting down roots here helps us in attracting the top talent globally,” Sharif continued.





    Under the new executive regulations, the UAE Golden Visa will grant 10-year residence to investors, entrepreneurs, exceptional talents, scientists and professionals, outstanding students and graduates, humanitarian pioneers, and frontline heroes, who meet certain eligibility parameters.





    “This is great news all around for the startup ecosystem for both founders and Investors. It gives visibility and longevity to current and past founders, creates a fantastic environment for founders who want to become VCs (a growing trend) and sets up access to attract and retain a large and diversified talent pool,” said Derek Watson, founder and CEO of N2 Technology, a business focused on accelerating the funding process for startups and investors.





    “It begs the question why would you want to be a startup or investor based anywhere else?” he added.





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    India cancels Air Suvidha forms


    UAE 5-years multi-entry visa for tourists and business in the country. Now, visitors hailing from any part of the world will be provided with a UAE 5-years multi-entry visa to the UAE. The visa holder will get the opportunity to enter and out of the UAE multiple times but must remain in the country for at least 90 days during each visit. The maximum permitted duration to stay in the country is 180 days in a year.





    This will be very crucial for people who want to spend more time with their families in the UAE, without the hassles of applying for a visa again and again. The visa programme is also significant for businesses which require their employees to attend various meetings and conferences in and out of the UAE.





    UAE 5-years multi-entry visa




    The documents you need





    The following documents will be required for getting the UAE 5-years multi-entry visa for tourist:






    • Last six-month bank statement for proving that the person has a minimum balance of USD 4,000, or its equivalent in other foreign currencies.




    • Proof of UAE health insurance




    • The latest coloured passport-sized photo with a white background




    • Xerox of the front and last page of the passport




    • Additional documents include a copy of the flight ticket, hotel booking or lease agreement and proof of residence such as an invitation letter from family or friends living in UAE.





    How to apply





    Visit our website and apply through the portal or contact direct with us : +971 42 676 499


    Golden Visa holders in the UAE can now sponsor their parents


    Golden Visa holders in the UAE can now sponsor their parents for a 10-year residency. This is part of a significantly expanded Golden Visa scheme that went into effect on October 3.





    Golden Visa holders in the UAE can now sponsor their parents




    Firosekhan, operation manager at Arabian Business Centre (Amer Centre – Sheikh Zayed Road), told : “We issued a 10-year Golden Visa for the parents of a 10-year visa holder. Previously, these used to be issued for a year like it is done for normal residency holders.”





    A customer care agent from the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICP) confirmed the development.





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    According to the official UAE Government website, an expatriate employee can sponsor parents for a year's stay by “paying a deposit as a guarantee for each parent as stipulated by the respective immigration department”.





    “The deposit that needs to be made to sponsor parents does not apply to Golden Visa holders. They need to submit a document issued by their respective consulates stating that they are the sole caretakers of their parents,” said Firosekhan.





    Usually, Residency Golden Visa holders in the UAE can now sponsor their parents if they earn a monthly salary of at least Dh20,000. This salary requirement, too, does not apply to Golden Visa holders, Firosekhan added.





    Hundreds of thousands of Golden Visas have been issued to eligible residents since they were first rolled out. The 10-year visa costs between Dh2,800 and Dh3,800.


    UAE Visa Without Job


    Six-month UAE Grace Period After Visa Cancellation, expiry applies to some categories





    The UAE Grace Period After Visa Cancellation has been increased to between 60 and 180 days in most cases. The grace period, which was 30 days previously, depends on the category of the visa.





    Expatriates need to either exit the country or get a new visa within the grace period after the visa is cancelled.





    Typing centre agents and customer care agents at the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICP) have confirmed the increased period is now in effect. The flexible period was announced as the country adopted sweeping reforms to its entry and residency visa scheme last month.





    A typing centre agent confirmed that a client of his had the longer grace period applied after visa cancellation.





    “The new visa UAE Grace Period After Visa Cancellation was applied on a visa that we cancelled recently,” said Aliyyu Shahul Hameed from Pan Gulf document clearing services. “A skilled professional got a grace period of 180 days to exit the country.”





    According to information shared by typing centre agents, the period varies according to the visa type. As per details they can access on the ICP system, here is the break-up:





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    180 days






    • Golden Visa holders and their family members




    • Green Visa holders and their family members




    • Widows or divorcees




    • Students who have completed their studies




    • Skilled professionals (first and second level in the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation classification).





    90 days





    Skilled professionals (third level in the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation classification)
    Property owners





    60 days





    Normal residencies





    30 days





    Other categories





    Even though some skilled workers will get a UAE Grace Period After Visa Cancellation 180-day, their dependent have just 60, according to an ICP customer care agent.





    Hameed said the flexible period that goes up to six months will be helpful to a lot of people. “Even if they lose a job, the grace period allows them enough time to get back on their feet and look for another", he noted.





    However, it is not clear whether this will be applicable for people whose visas have already expired. “If someone has overstayed their visa, then it is unlikely that they will get the grace period when it is cancelled,” said Abdul Gafoor, general manager of Al Mas Businessmen Service. “We are still awaiting some clarification regarding this.”





    The Advanced Visa System comprises many residency types, including the Green Visa – which allows an individual to sponsor their family for five years, as opposed to the existing system of two years. It is applicable to various individuals including skilled workers, self-employed people and freelancers.





    There have also been a number of changes in visit visa permits. New visas will allow a stay of 60 days as opposed to 30 days earlier. Additionally, a five-year multi-entry tourist visa has been introduced, which does not require a sponsor.





    Since the new reforms came into effect, it has also been revealed that the validity of freehold visas has been reduced to two years, as opposed to the earlier validity of three years. This is also applicable to people who apply for a visa as a partner of a mainland company and their dependants.





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    INCREDIBLE PLACES


    Most incredible places to visit in UAE





    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) are not prevalent with urban pilgrims. Most individuals think of them as goals that are way as well present day and exceptionally as of late created for there to be any deserted places within the UAE.





    The country highlights a few curiously, incredible places. A few may be forbidden, others ask for a clarification to their secret, and some are still standing strong and glad.





    Abandoned places have a certain speciality and offer to them as we frequently discover ourselves imagining how their past inhabitants lived their lives within the same put that we are for the explorers among you, I put together a fast list of deserted places within the UAE that are worth exploring over the weekend.





    1. Ghost Village Al-Madam, Sharjah





    Incredible places Al Madam is an inner town of the Emirate of Sharjah, UAE. Located at the crossing point of the Dubai-Hatta and Mleiha-Shwaib roads.









    The local people say that this town was last possessed by the individuals of Al Kutbi tribe. The houses merely see here, date back to the 80’s. Presently, the complete town including houses, mosques and vehicles are covered in sand, Village also called the ‘Buried Village’.









    As you bring your step in this town, you’ll get goosebumps you feel that somebody is following you, keeping an eye on you.





    2.Haunted Al Qasimi Palace, Ras Al Khaimah





    Incredible places It’s long been a source of riddle and interest and presently thrill-seekers will get a chance to explore Al Qasimi royal residence in Ras Al Khaimah for themselves.









    The wonderful building was built by the late Sheik Abdul Aziz bin Humaid Al Qasimi in 1985 for a detailed cost of DH 500 million but has since fallen into deterioration. Having been empty for a long time, the ruins have long since been considered “haunted” by Locals.





    It’s open for visitors for every day from 9am-7pm, Al Qassimi royal palace, Sheik Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Rd, Ras Al Khaimah





    3. Al Jazirah Al Hamra ghost village, Ras Al Khaimah





    Incredible places : The village known for Fisherman and pearls in UAE, in its early times before oil was discovered. it got to be abandoned by the 1960s. As the worldwide showcase for pearls took a downturn, villagers cleared out the settlement to move and finding other work. Also, a popular theory says that the local people cleared out the town because it was haunted.









    It is best abandoned place to explore here because it’s an adventures destination to get goosebumps.





    4.Al Awir plane crash, Dubai





    Incredible places : A propeller and a crashed aircraft body begun appearing up in a number of posts around the internet. Still, there’s no data around the history of the occurrence or the exact area of the crash location.









    Located somewhere in the Al Awir,Dubai.





    5. Jumeirah: Villa No.4









    The seven-bedroom villa 4 of Jumeirah was occupied by a few Filipinos back in 2011. They see ghosts and witness supernatural exercises within the house frequently and the local people believe that the house has a few negative energies around it which is able to possess you if you visit the place.





    6.Abandoned Airplane Ilyushin IL 76, Umm Al-Qaiwain





    Incredible places It is an Ilyushin IL 76 plane, made in the Soviet Union for military purposes. The air plane landed in Umm Al Quwain in the late 1990s in a closed runway.









    There are no signs against exploring the abandoned plane, so you can check out the impressive air plane from inside. It is best place to capture your pictures.
    The Airplane is located near the Barracuda Resort and Dreamland Aqua Park, Umm Al Quawain.


    India cancels Air Suvidha forms


    Abu Dhabi: The UAE has ended all COVID-19 restrictions from Monday, November 7.





    Wearing masks is optional in all open and closed facilities across the UAE, including mosques and houses of worship. They will still be required at medical facilities and centres for people of determination.





    The updated rules were announced by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) on Sunday at a special media briefing on COVID-19 restrictions updates.





    Al Hosn application will only be used to prove vaccination certificates and the results of PCR tests inside and outside the country upon request.





    Green Pass is no longer required to enter public facilities and places.





    NCEMA tweeted: "PCR testing and treatment health facilities will continue to operate. And the five-days isolation period for those infected with COVID-19 restrictions will still be implemented."





    It added: "As for sporting events and activities, organizing bodies at the national and local levels may request pre-examinations, or vaccination certificates, according to the type or importance of the activity."









    Series of updates





    The latest announcement follows a gradual easing of measures recently, in line with a fall in COVID-19 cases.





    On September 28, masks were made optional in public places and schools, but remained a must at medical facilities, mosques, public transport. Airlines were given the flexibility to decide on masks as they deemed fit.





    The UAE stopped announcing daily COVID-19 cases at the end of September. Updates are however available at the official website of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, NCEMA and the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority.





    The first COVID-19 case was detected on January 29, 2020.





    The UAE’s handling of the pandemic has attracted worldwide recognition. The country is one of the most vaccinated nations at almost 100 per cent of the population fully vaccinated.





    NCEMA Official Spokesperson Dr Saif Al Dhaheri said: “The UAE government has made unremitting efforts during the last period to contain the COVID-19 restrictions pandemic, resulting in increased awareness on how to deal with epidemics and diseases."





    “The health sector, in coordination and cooperation with concerned authorities, intensified its efforts to deal with the health crisis, stemming from the belief that society’s health is a top priority of the wise leadership,” he said, affirming that the health sector will continue to monitor the situation and implement active surveillance in all regions of the country.









    “Our solidarity over the past three years outlines the county’s interest in the health and safety of all community members, especially senior citizens, people of determination, and those with chronic diseases,” NCEMA official Spokesperson said, adding that efforts were realised thanks to the directives and vision of the wise leadership in dealing with the pandemic, as well as societal efforts and self-responsibility of each community member.





    “In the past period, we have witnessed a noticeable decrease in infections and deaths, which indicates the extent of society's awareness and application of all precautionary and preventive measures to preserve the country’s gains and achievements,” Dr. Al Dhaheri said.





    “We commend your continued commitment in the next stage to preserve what has been achieved in the recovery period, as we are confident in society’s awareness and self-responsibility after overcoming past difficulties with professionalism and efficiency,” he concluded.


    Emirates ID Status


    How can I check my Emirates ID Status?





    Below are the simple procedures to take once you have applied for a new Emirates ID Status or had your current card renewed or replaced to find out your Emirates ID Status.






    • Visit the ICA website




    • Enter the Emirates ID or Application number under the “Quick Search” tab.





    On this website, applicants can track each and every detail of the card process. In order to maintain transparency, the EIDA provides the real-time status of the application like “Card is printed”, “Card is dispatched” etc. Text messages are also sent to the mobile phone number provided on the application form by the EIDA (Emirates Identity Authority) to periodically update card applicants on the application status of their Emirates ID card.





    Below are the details of the status of your Emirates ID application:






    • Application created: Once the Emirates ID application form is filled the status would be updated as such.




    • Application sent for printing: The application will be sent for printing




    • Verification: The application will be verified by checking the documents submitted




    • Card printed: This will be updated once the card is printed




    • Card dispatched: Once the Emirates ID is printed it will be sent to the post office of your locality.









    Emirates ID Status





    How can I check my Emirates ID validity?





    Emirates ID validity varies depending on how much you paid for it. For example, if you pay 100 AED then your Emirates ID will be valid for 5 years and if you pay 200 AED, your Emirates ID will be valid for the next 10 years straight. Below are the steps to check the validity of your Emirates ID:






    1. Visit the Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) website




    2. Select the ‘Emirates ID Number’




    3. Select your nationality




    4. Input your date of birth




    5. Tick off the ‘I’m not a robot’




    6. Click ‘search’.





    How can I check my Emirates ID fine?





    For the late renewal of Emirates ID, an AED 20 per day fine will be applied with a maximum of AED 1,000 (one thousand). To check for the fine that you have with your Emirates ID Status, you can do it online or offline by visiting the police station in your state and inquiring about your fine. Below are the steps to check the fine online:






    • Visit the Abu Dhabi Police official website or app on Google Play or App Store.




    • Click on ‘Public Services’ followed by traffic fine inquiry.




    • Select Inquire by Emirates ID




    • Enter your Emirates ID in the given section




    • You will get a captcha code, enter the given code to prove you are not a bot.




    • Now you have complete details about your fines and penalties in UAE.