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36 celebrities who received the UAE’s golden visa: from Ranveer Singh to Giorgio Armani

The scheme acknowledges cultural contributions by regional and international talents


The UAE’s 10-year golden visa is the most cherished ticket in the regional entertainment industry.

Ever since the government scheme was introduced in 2019 to attract investors, it has been expanded to also acknowledge the cultural contributions made by creative, including actors, singers and composers, spanning the Arab world and beyond.

From Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan to Lebanese pop stars Elissa and Najwa Karam, here are 36 cultural personalities, in no particular order, who have been granted the golden visa.

1. Mohammed Ramadan

2. Shah Rukh Khan

3. Ragheb Alama

4. Izu Ani

5. Elissa

6. Najwa Karam

7. Reif Othman

8. Ola Farahat

9. Mohamed Sami and Mai Omar

10. Marwan Khoury

11. Nadine Nassib Njeim

12. Nelly Karim

13. Kosai Khauli

14. Walid Toufic

15. Sanjay Dutt

16. Annabella Hilal

17. Karen Wazen

18. Latifa El Arfaoui

19. Ali Kanaan

20. Hany Shaker

21. Jessy Abdo

22. Myriam Fares

23. Mohanlal

24. Mammootty

25. Tovino Thomas

26. Suniel Shetty

27. Prithviraj Sukumaran

28. Sonu Nigam

29. Safia Alemary

30. Karim Fahmi

31. Boney Kapoor

32. Imad Benaomar

33. Giorgio Armani

34. Ali Zafar

35. Fakhr-e-Alam

36. Ranveer Singh


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