More than 500 doctors in Abu Dhabi have received gold visas from the United Arab Emirates.
The Golden Visa – a long-term residency program initiated by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, vice president and ruler of Dubai – recognizes experts in various fields who play a key role in supporting the nation’s progress.
In July this year, doctors on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic were encouraged to apply for golden visas in recognition of their contribution to healthcare in the country.
More than 500 were shortlisted after a thorough selection process, with each doctor assessed on their qualifications, performance and reputation.
As part of the ongoing efforts to attract talent to Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Ministry of Health (DoH) and the Abu Dhabi Residents’ Office have announced that more doctors and healthcare professionals are expected to join forces. see granting golden visas.
The UAE government has urged more doctors living in the country to apply for the golden visa.
“Over the past year, we have seen the impact of our healthcare professionals on our community,” said Abdullah Al Hamed, President of the DoH.
“By supporting the vision of our leaders, they have always made the health and well-being of our community a top priority. “
The Golden Visa grants doctors and their families a 10-year residency, allowing them to put down roots in the country.
Update: October 6, 2021, 8:35 a.m.