Dubai Culture signs agreement with GDRFA to implement cultural visa

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Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has signed an agreement with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) to implement the cultural visa initiative which was announced last year.

The partnership will help lay the foundations, standards and controls for issuing residence permits to investors, entrepreneurs and creative people in the fields of culture and arts.

Announced in October 2019 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the cultural visa aims to attract promising artists and creatives to the emirate.

Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture, said: "Dubai Culture and the GDRFA were keen to sign this agreement to develop and improve the services provided by both parties as well as to exchange studies, knowledge, expertise and institutional experiences at all levels."

"The agreement also seeks to accelerate progress in Dubai at a pace that would match the aspirations of our inspiring leadership," she added.

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