30% increase in Dubai residence visas issued in H1

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA-Dubai) has announced a 30 per cent increase in the number of residence visas issued in Dubai during the first half of 2014, compared with the same period in 2013.

The government entity has also unveiled a package of new smart services, which Emiratis, residents and corporates can access on their smartphones and tablets.

With this launch, the GDRFA-Dubai has completed the first stage of smart services that witnessed the launch of 28 services meant for visitors, residents and companies.

Thirty more smart services will be launched in the second stage.