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DTCM and GDRFA signs partnership agreement

General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai (GDRFA–Dubai) and the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) have signed a strategic partnership agreement to enhance cooperation and promote online services and platforms designed to facilitate processes for the issuance of residency permits for various investor programmes and special visas.  These include the Distinguished Guests and the Virtual Working programmes, ‘Golden Visas’ for investors and retirement visa for retirees. H.E. Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General, GDRFA – Dubai, said “We are committed to strengthen and consolidate cooperation between various government and private sectors in the UAE in general and Dubai in particular, as well as exchange experiences in order to facilitate procedures for residency permits for different categories of people. This agreement further enhances the existing strategic relations between GDRFA – Dubai and Dubai Tourism and our efforts to support Dubai’s role regionally and internationally and enhance its image as the preferred tourism and global investment destination.” H.E. Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), commented, “Our agreement with GDRFA-Dubai will boost recently launched development strategies inspired by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to position Dubai as the preferred destination for global travellers and foreigners seeking residency. With a modern lifestyle, world class infrastructure and healthcare system, and a diversity of tourism experiences, Dubai offers the perfect residency option for entrepreneurs, investors and professionals. “As we continuously strive to innovate in showcasing the city as a must-visit destination, spurred on by new trends in global travel and the significant shift …

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Over 30 global industry leaders and experts to speak at the GALF event

Sixth edition of Global Airport Leaders’ Forum (GALF) will be hosted online at Airport Show Digital+ in December under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group. The aviation industry professionals can hear from over 30 regional and international aviation leaders and experts their key insights on how the coronavirus pandemic extensively affected the global aviation industry and how they expect critical operations to change as the industry looks towards recovery in 2021. His Royal Highness Prince Fahad bin Mishal bin Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Chairman and President of GCC Aviation Association, will be the GALF’s Keynote Speaker. He said, “ Air travel safety initiatives have been gradually working towards motivating and encourage more and more people to travel by air. Restoring passengers’ confidence remains the most crucial task for the industry as 60 per cent of passengers expressed the desire of travelling. The industry’s loss will be reduced to US$15.8 billion and revenues will rise to US$598 billion in 2021 if the situation improves.” Major General Mohammed Al Marri, Director General of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA-Dubai) said, “We took several initiatives including allowing employees to work from home and enlarging the scope of services by utilising our elaborate electronic infrastructure and smart services with approximately 130 employees working around the clock. GDRFA employees were among the first to wear masks and gloves as a precaution at the beginning of the pandemic itself, along with implementing procedures for sterilising the public counters.”

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