United Arab Emirates of a multiple-entry visa scheme valid for five years
"The announcement by the United Arab Emirates of a multiple-entry visa scheme valid for five years is a true game changer and timed perfectly during the start of the booking season and as a run up to Dubai Expo 2020 to maximise on the latent yet under leveraged demand from the India market. The UAE is one of India's favourite short-haul destinations: it’s multi pronged allure covers both attractions-experiences across all age groups and easy access to India's metros/mini-metros and tier 2 and tier 3 markets. Demand is not restricted to our leisure segment but also to our MICE and B-Leisure segments.
Additionally, with the emerging trend of micro-cations and the growing popularity of destinations like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, as well as Yas Island with it's range of theme parks and newer attractions like Clymb and Warner Brothers, this development will only serve to catalyze repeat visits.
Further, the extensive pan-India network of UAE carriers creates increasing opportunity for stopover holidays - another driver for visitations to the UAE. Visiting friends and relatives (VFR) will also see a boost leading to increased tourism from India to the UAE." - *Attributed to Mr. Rajeev Kale, President and Country Head – Holiday, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd.*