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Waiving visa requirements is one of the most practical incentives that a country can give foreign tourists to visit. Dubai’s latest wave of relaxations target still nascent outbound markets, giving the city an early boost in reputation.
Dubai’s intends to boost its popularity among European tourists by an exemption to travellers from a further 13 countries from requiring pre-entry visas. People from the other 15 European member states, including the UK, are already exempt.
The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs announcement means that all citizens of the European Union holding an ordinary passport will be allowed to enter the UAE without having to previously apply for a visa from March 22.