On Saturday in a rare move for the Gulf program, The Dubai Government had announced a new amendment to the citizenship law in which the government included a new path for the select foreigners to get the country’s citizenship where the status and its welfare are protected very carefully.
The Dubai ruler His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, The Prime Minister and Vice president of UAE, said “investors, specialized talents and professionals including scientists, doctors, engineers, artists, authors and their families” would become eligible for naturalization under this amendment.
And also the ruler mentioned, “The UAE cabinet, local emiri courts and executive councils will nominate those eligible for citizenship under clear criteria set for each category“.
“The law permits the receivers of the UAE passport to hold further their existing citizenship.”
Also, in the announcement the UAE government mentioned that the amendment to the citizenship law “aims at appreciating the talents and competencies present in the UAE and attracting more bright minds to the Emirati community“.
UAE has a very large number of migrant labour, compared to this category the UAE citizens make up very less in number. Most of these migrants are from south Asia and some of them are second or third generation residents.
Due to its low tax system, Luxury Projects and tourist attractions the UAE has attracted expats for several decades. Which paved a path to grow the number of expats living in the country over last few decades.
The rich Gulf oil states have since quite a while ago ensured their residents an exclusive expectation of living through held positions and a support-to-grave social government assistance framework.
The Gulf countries long ago, assured a rich and living through reserved jobs to their citizens along with a good social welfare system. To protect this, they often make such kinds of naturalizations.