Video: Construction Week In Focus | UAE's 10-year visa system

S02E03 of Construction Week In Focus rounds up the initial reactions to the UAE's 10-year visa system, and reviews its likely impact on the country's real estate sector

Technical construction experts could be among those to benefit from a new plan aimed at attracting talent to the UAE with the promise of a 10-year residency visa.

Last week, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced a long-term residency visa system that will grant long-term residency visas to specialists in the field of medicine, scientific research, and various technical disciplines.

READ: Technical staff could benefit from UAE's 10-year visa plan

The system will let investors and talented professionals in the aforementioned fields access up to a 10-year residency visa, a requirement for expats living in the UAE.

Leaders from Azizi Developments, Danube Properties, Samana Developers, and Gemini Property Developers praised the decision to give investors and high-skilled workers long-term visas, claiming the decision will attract realty investment.

READ: Developers laud UAE's 'landmark' long-term visa

In episode 3 of Construction Week In Focus's Season 2, Neha Bhatia, editor of Construction Week, and Oscar Rousseau, deputy editor of Construction Week, review how the new 10-year visa system might impact the UAE's construction and real estate sectors. 

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