The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has extended its golden visa system to cover more persons who are specialists in Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data, virology, epidemiology, and UAE-based physicians and engineers in the areas of computer science, electronics, and programming, electricity and biotechnology.
This was unveiled and made public in a sequence of tweets on Sunday, November 15 by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the country’s Vice President/Prime Minister who is also the ruler of Dubai.
He also included that the golden visa will cover graduates from UAE universities with a GPA of 3.8 and above as well as all PhD holders in the country.
The tweet reads: “Today, we approved granting the 10-year Golden Visa to all PhD holders in the UAE. Also, the Golden Visa will be granted to top graduates from UAE-accredited universities with a GPA of 3.8 and above.”
“UAE Golden Visa will also include UAE-based physicians as well as engineers in the fields of computer science, electronics, programming, electricity and biotechnology.”
“Other categories granted UAE Golden Residency are specialists in AI, big data, virology, epidemiology & UAE’s high school top graduates and their families. We are keen to embrace talent that drives future development and this is only the beginning.”
In the meantime, this new development surfaced few days after the UAE relaxed certain laws concerning alcohol consumption and fornication.
In the reforms, it stated that unmarried people can now freely live together, alcohol restrictions have been loosened, penalties have been cancelled and removed for alcohol consumption, sales and possession for those above 21 years.
This simply means that Muslims who have been stopped from obtaining licences to drink alcoholic beverages freely, can now do that.