UAE grants 10-year visa to Aztec Group's Anoop Moopen

Moopen is among the 6,800 people who will be granted the long-term visa by the end of 2019

Anoop Moopen is the director of Aster DM Healthcare.
Anoop Moopen is the director of Aster DM Healthcare.

UAE has issued the 10-year Gold Card visa to the chairman and managing director of contracting firm Aztec Group and director of Aster DM Healthcare, Anoop Moopen.

His wife Ziham Moopen and two children were also granted the long-term visa.

According to UAE’s state-held news agency Wam, Moopen is one of the first recipients of the long-term visa, which was announced by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai in May 2019.

In June 2019, director-general of GDRFA Dubai, Major General Mohamed Ahmed Al Marri, said 400 people had been granted the UAE's Gold Card, and plans were in place to issue up to 6,800 of the new visas by the end of 2019.

The UAE’s 10-year visa has previously been issued to Aster DM Healthcare’s founder, Dr Azad Moopen, and Danube’s founder, Rizwan Sajan.

Moopen said: "It is an honour to receive this residency status as an appreciation for my efforts towards the development of the real estate and healthcare sector in the region.

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