UAE and Saudi Arabia are working on a joint visa to enable more visitors between the two countries. The new visa is expected to be finalised and enforced in 2020.
The announcement was made by Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori UAE Minister of Economy. He said “This initiative aims at taking advantage of the enormous potential and great measures taken by Saudi Arabia to facilitate the entry of tourists to the Kingdom.”
The minister said that this is one of the main initiatives that are being focused at present, in view of the keenness and directives of the leadership of both the countries on the tourism sector as well as on the increase in the proportion of its contribution to the gross national product (GNP) of the two countries.
“The FII is an important conference, and the extent of benefit would not only be at the level of Saudi Arabia, but also at the level of the region as a whole, including the UAE” he added.
Addressing the Future Investment Initiative session, Al Mansoori stressed the existing full coordination between the UAE and the Kingdom in various sectors, including the economy and investment.