Dubai hopes to attract more tourists with new visa system

This positive announcement of the new visa system will have an encouraging impact on the attractiveness of Dubai as a destination for those overseas visitors who plan on travelling in and out of the UAE – on a cruise ship, or by taking a short break into neighbouring Oman and Saudi Arabia,” said Hamad bin Mejren, executive director, business tourism at Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).

“The announcement will have a significant impact on cruise tourism. With Dubai being the only home port for many international cruise lines operating cruises in this region, the advantage of simplifying visa procedures will reduce the costs for each passenger and further boost the sector’s growth.