Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who is in Dubai with his family, received a gold visa for the UAE on May 26. The actor notified his fans on Twitter. “With the honor of receiving a gold visa for the UAE in the presence of Major General Mohammed Al Marri, Director of GDFRADUBAI. I thank him along with the @uaegov for the honor. Also grateful to mr. Hamad Obaidalla, chief operating officer of @FlyDubai, for his support, “Dutt tweeted along with an image of him holding his passport with the UAE visa stamp on it. A day earlier, Dutt Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai and chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, had congratulated him on the birth of his twins.
The General Directorate of Residence and Foreign Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA) has issued gold visas to individuals in the field of culture and arts. The golden visa is a ten-year long-term residence permit, announced in May 2019 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to investors and business people. A year later, admission to the visa was broadened to cover those who specialize, doctors, scientists and more. Dutt is a regular visitor to Dubai and recently celebrated Eid with his family in the UAE. The actor is known for posting images of how he enjoys the city on his social media.