UAE announces golden residency visas to humanitarian workers

The UAE Wednesday said it will grant golden residency visas to humanitarian workers as part of efforts to encourage more people to get involved in humanitarian work, Gulf Business reports.
Announced by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the visa grants individuals and their families ten years of residency rights in the country to live, work and study without the need of a national sponsor.
The Gulf country is one the world leading donors. UAE, according to the Dubai ruler, has dedicated over Dhs320bn in humanitarian aid to recipients in 201 countries since its inception.
In the framework of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Arab country until July 2021, provided a total volume of humanitarian aids valued at 2,154 tons, including medical aid, including respiratory and examination devices and PPE that reached beneficiaries in 135 countries around the world.

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