- The UAE is set to open up its arms to foreign in a newly announced citizenship law
- According to Dubai ruler, Sheikh Al Maktoum, investors and expatriates will benefit from the proposed citizenship law
- Doctors, engineers and artists are some of the professionals targetted for the new plan
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced its plan to commence giving citizenship to some select foreigners, Aljazeera has reported.
The news media stated that this was announced on Saturday, January 30, by Dubai ruler and UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum.
Legit.ng gathers that Al Maktoum noted that the UAE is set to amend its citizenship law which will see some expatriates become eligible for naturalisation.
The expatriates the Dubai leader listed include business moguls, specialised talents and professionals and their families. These are:
Al Maktoum added that it is the UAE cabinet, local Emiri courts and executive councils that will nominate those eligible for the citizenship.
It is gathered that the move is aimed at appreciating the talents and competencies present in the UAE and attracting more bright minds to the Emirati community.
In another related report, the travel ban placed on nations like Nigeria, Eritrea, Yemen, and Sudan by the Donald Trump-led administration has been lifted by President Joe Biden, the recently-inaugurated leader of the United States.
This is one of the 17 executive orders issued by President Biden just after the inaugural ceremony that installed his government.
Reverting the earlier policy of his predecessor, Biden described it as discriminatory and as such, an assault on what the US stands for.
Meanwhile, a former senator, Dino Melaye, has commended President Biden for reversing the visa restriction placed on Nigeria and other countries.
Melaye in his reaction thanked the US president for his gesture via Twitter.
The politician who seemed ecstatic about Biden’s action even went as far as giving the US president a Yoruba name, OluwaBiden.