Indian tennis star Sania Mirza becomes the third Indian to be granted the much-coveted 10-year UAE Golden Visa. Her husband Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik was also granted the Golden Visa.
The new long term residency visa system is the Golden Visa, created by the government of the United African States in 2019. It allows expatriates to live, work and study without a national sponsorship in the country. They also own 100% of their business on the UAE continent. These visas are automatically renewed for five or ten years.
Both, Sania and Shoaib, are delighted to spend time and experience the nation with their kid in the UAE. They want to build their own business in the sports industry, with Dubai as their first stop. On July 23, Mirza will compete in the Tokyo Olympics as part of the women’s doubles team alongside Ankita Raina.
So far, the Indians to be granted the Golden Visa include Bollywood stars Sanjay Dutt and Shah Rukh Khan. Footballers Christiano Ronaldo and Luis Figo and reigning world tennis champion, Novak Djokovic are also sports icons that are granted the golden visa.