UAE authorities have introduced a new visa program that allows residents to bring in their visitors for three months according to people’s gazette. Reports state that residents can access this service if they have a residence visa issued specifically in the emirates of Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain and Dubai. This opportunity will allow for UAE residents to host family and friends from other nations by issuing them visas valid for a whole 90 days, in exchange for a refundable deposit of Dh1,000.
That being said, residents will be responsible for the conduct of their visitors once they arrive to the UAE. In case tourists decide to overstay, they will face a series of charges including fines and could be blacklisted by the UAE government as reported by Arabian Business.
The amount of these fines can vary depending on the emirate’s jurisdiction but will start at AED 5,000. After their visas expire, travellers who then arrive in Dubai enjoy a grace period of 10 days, but they must make sure they leave the country after that.