Dubai launches long-term cultural visa

A new long-term visa has been launched in Dubai for creative and talented people.

This initiative includes a scheme to grant a long-term visa for creatives, artists, authors and innovators. 

 It aims to transform Dubai into incubator for regional and international talents. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai said: “We will establish 7 “Schools of Life,” cultural centers to equip young generations with life skills in art, innovation, and creativity. We also approved launching Dubai’s architectural identity and the “Art for Good” global exhibition that will raise funds for good causes, cultural projects and initiatives should be comprehensive and directly deal with all segments of the society. Our civilizational development can be measured by our cultural growth. We must project an intellectual, cultural and knowledge heritage befitting us as the Arab nation and enhancing Dubai’s status as a beacon of culture”

This will include a variety of events to celebrate the cultures of Dubai-based communities, highlight the customs, traditions, food and products of each community as well as folk costumes, folklore, products and crafts, according to an annual schedule.

Dubai’s new cultural vision will feature more than 15 diverse initiatives covering various cultural and artistic sectors, including a scheme to grant the first of its kind cultural visa, launching Dubai International Literature Season, setting up a free zone for creative talent, and organizing Marmoum Film Festival, as well as launching Dubai’s architectural identity among others.

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