World Government Summit 2022: Dubai issues 10-year cultural visa to 5,000 creatives, says Sheikha Latifa

Gulf News,
30 March 2022, United Arab Emirates

The world’s first long-term (10-year) cultural visa was first approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in 2019 to attract artists, authors and innovators and establish Dubai as an incubator for regional and international talents.

“I’m happy to say today that 5,000 creatives in Dubai hold that visa now,” Sheikha Latifa said at a session at the 2022 World Government Summit titled ‘Building Cities of the Future: Dubai’s Ambition for a Global Creative Metropolis’.