10-year cultural visas granted to 5,000 creatives in Dubai


Abu Dhabi: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority Chairwoman and daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed said on Wednesday that Dubai had issued 10-year cultural visas to 5,000 creative, the Dubai Media Office (DMO) reported.

Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed, said on the second day of the World Government Summit at the Expo 2020 site.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in 2019, approved the world’s first long-term cultural visa for local and international talent.

“I am happy to say today that 5,000 creatives in Dubai now hold this visa,” said Sheikha Latifa.

Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed hopes Dubai will become a global center of culture and creativity.

“Making Dubai the next global creative metropolis is not just a dream,” said Sheikha Latifa.

“Dubai has already established itself as a leader in the region.”

Sheikha Latifa further said that one of the first and most important steps in creating a cultural and creative spirit is to facilitate the work of people involved in this sector in Dubai.

“Creators can now log in and get a creative license in seven minutes,” she added.

World Government Summit 2022 (WGS2022)

The World Government Summit 2022 (WGS2022), held at Expo 2020 Dubai on March 29-30, welcomed more than 4,000 delegates from 190 countries. With 110 sessions and workshops, the Summit brings together more than 500 speakers and encompasses more than 15 global forums.

The World Government Summit (WGS2023) will take place from February 13-15, 2023, following the resounding success of WGS2022.

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