The UAE grants a long-term visa to this category of residents

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The UAE government has announced a new, long-term visa of its kind, the Dubai Gaming Visa, for talented people and pioneers in the electronic gaming sector.

Long-term gaming visa in the UAE

The new visa announced by the UAE government is similar to a gaming visa, which is a long-term visa to support creative individuals, within the Dubai Culture Program.

Through this new visa, the UAE government aims to encourage players to develop and enhance their skills. The Dubai Gaming Visa also provides many investment opportunities to help players transform their innovative ideas into successful projects.

Dubai gaming visa

For her part, Director General of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Hala Badri, confirmed that the Dubai Games Visa embodies the aspirations of the Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The new visa also contributes to enhancing Dubai's attractiveness as a destination for entrepreneurs, investors, game developers and programmers.

Dubai also aims to attract thinkers and highly skilled people, with the aim of comprehensive development and advancement of the creative economy, as Dubai aspires to become a global center for it, and to create a sustainable creative climate for talents and creators.

Dubai Games Program

It is worth noting that the announcement of a long-term Dubai visa for electronic players comes within the framework of the Dubai Games 2023 program, which was announced by the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, last November.

With the aim of placing the Emirate of Dubai among the top 10 gaming manufacturing cities in the world, in addition to significantly enhancing the sector’s pace of growth, strengthening the economy in Dubai, and increasing the gross domestic product by about one billion dollars by the year 2033.

How to obtain a Dubai gaming visa?

You can obtain a Dubai Games visa through the Dubai Culture website, or through the following link:

1- Submit the application via the website.

2- Notifying the customer via email of the order status.

3- Issuing a certificate of accreditation for creative and talented people.

Documents required to obtain a Dubai gaming visa

  • a copy of the passport
  • Qualifications
  • Demonstrate community contributions
  • Job roles
  • Residence permits and electronic ID cards (if available)
  • The candidate's professional CV
  • Applicants must also provide details of their addresses, places of residence, occupations and places of work.

Terms and Conditions

It is noteworthy that once you obtain approval and issue a permit from Dubai Culture, this is considered final approval, but it is only a conditional approval within the procedures followed to obtain other approvals, bearing in mind that the permitted age is greater than 25 years.

Knowing that Dubai Culture reserves the right to reject any applications without giving any reasons for rejection, in addition to that it will not receive any applications submitted by companies or service centers, and the application must be submitted through the applicant personally.

Age requirement

The UAE government clarified that the age allowed to apply for a long-term visa in the UAE for electronic players is 25 years and above.

It is worth noting that this is a long-term visa through which the UAE government aims to support talented people in the electronic gaming sector, and is valid for 10 years.

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