UAE: UAE to Grant 10-Year Visa “Blue Residency” to Sustainability Experts

As published on: blog.wego.com, Thursday 16 May, 2024. 

Wego reports that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently introduced the ‘Blue Residency,’ a long-term residency visa aimed at environmental advocates. This 10-year visa will be awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to environmental conservation.

The Blue Residency covers a broad spectrum of environmental pursuits, ranging from improving air quality to promoting green technology. This approach ensures that diverse contributions to environmental protection are acknowledged and appreciated.

During a Cabinet meeting, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, underscored the crucial link between economic and environmental sustainability. He stated, “The sustainability of our economy has become linked to the sustainability of our environment.”

The Blue Residency is one of several initiatives launched to commemorate 2024 as the year of sustainability, a theme that has been extended due to the green initiatives adopted by the country in the previous year. This move further solidifies the UAE’s commitment to environmental preservation and sustainable development.


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