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Ten-Year Blue Residency Visa Approved by UAE Cabinet

by Madaline Dunn

Today, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, approved a ten-year Blue Residency visa for individuals who make “exceptional contributions and efforts” in protecting the environment. 

The approval was made at a Cabinet meeting at Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi and comes during the second consecutive ‘Year of Sustainability’.

Commenting on the visa approval on (formerly Twitter), His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum wrote: “The sustainability of our economy has become linked to the sustainability of our environment, and our national directions in this area are clear and consistent.”

Her Excellency Dr. Amna bint Abdullah Al Dahak, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said that the “Blue Residency” visa recognises the efforts of individuals who contribute to “enriching climate and environmental work” in the country.

Further, Her Excellency said the approval of the visa strengthens the UAE’s position as a “global hub” for sustainability and “spotlights its role” in creating climate-smart and environmentally friendly solutions. 

“The approval of the residency will go a long way in supporting the country’s efforts to achieve Net Zero by 2050,” she said. 

Her Excellency added: “We are working in cooperation with all relevant authorities in the UAE to implement its climate and environmental plans and support its national goals by engaging the private sector and community members in the country’s sustainable development. The Blue Residency will have a major role in attracting talents in the field including innovators, and climate champions from all over the world, who will contribute to the advancement of the UAE’s work in fostering a sustainable future for all.”

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