UAE: No Visa fee for tourists’ dependents under 18

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The UAE on Sunday announced a change in visa rules for tourists, exempting dependents under the age of 18 from visa fees.

Children of tourists, under the age of 18 visiting UAE will be exempted from visa fee, during the summer season from July 15th to September 15th of each year UAE cabinet announced on Sunday

The new law came in support of family tourism and to reduce the cost on visitors in the holiday season.

The Cabinet’s decision reflects the UAE’s position in the global tourism sector as a prime destination attracting visitors and families from all over the world.

The number of passengers traveling through the country’s airports reached 32.8 million passengers during the first quarter of this year. Visitors come to the UAE to enjoy hotels and tourism services, with a number of festivals and activities happening throughout the year.

The decision of the Cabinet goes in line with the growth of the tourism sector in the country following the exemption of transit tourists from visa fees for the first 48 hours.

 

Source Credit: Gulf News

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