The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship launched a series of golden residency services in implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which included granting golden residency to all doctors residing in the country and inviting them to apply for the golden residency that grants them and their families residency long for 10 years.
This comes within the framework of the directions of the UAE government towards enhancing its competitiveness as a preferred global destination for work, living and study, and an incubator environment for distinguished competencies, and a stimulus for scientific excellence and appreciation of talents living on its land.
The Acting Director General of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, Major General Suhail Saeed Al Khaili, said that granting golden residency to all doctors residing in the country and their families comes as an embodiment of the positive citizenship spirit undertaken by the UAE government and in appreciation of the efforts of the heroes of the first line of defense who have effectively contributed to the efforts made by the state in confronting the pandemic. COVID-19, to preserve the safety and health of society.. This initiative also reflects the forward-looking vision of the rational leadership to provide the country with distinguished medical competencies, give it stability and provide a stimulating climate for creativity and innovation that supports the country’s pioneering trends.
He added that the authority is working in cooperation with its partners from the Ministry of Health and Community Protection and the relevant health authorities to activate this decision and facilitate the procedural steps for doctors licensed from health authorities to obtain the golden residency in accordance with the necessary terms and conditions for that.
Major General Al Khaili explained that granting golden residency to all resident doctors and practitioners in the country will contribute to attracting specialized medical expertise and skills from different countries of the world, which will have a positive impact on improving health care and the quality of medical services. On the other hand, this initiative enhances the authority’s regional and global competitiveness within the institutions. Pioneering in providing innovative services in the field of residency and citizenship in a manner that achieves the ambitious vision and forward-looking directions of the wise leadership, to make the country one of the best countries in the world that provides means of stability and improves the quality of life for highly qualified residents, scholars, creative people and distinguished people with exceptional minds and qualitative experiences.
For his part, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Community Protection and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Foundation for Health Services, Dr. Muhammad Salim Al-Alma, said that the UAE government invites all doctors residing in the country to apply for a golden residency based on the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the State The Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, contributes to the formation of a sustainable society, with specialized resources, specialized competencies and innovative minds. It is a real investment in the future that confirms the keenness of the wise leadership, which has always given the health sector an advanced position in the priorities of national action, to supplement the health system with all the work teams that it It guarantees its superiority in all conditions.
He pointed out that the initiative reflects the UAE government’s appreciation for the efforts of doctors who, especially since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, have provided honorable models for the highest levels of professional commitment through their direct responsibility for providing medical care to the injured. Within the first lines of defense to confront the virus, confront it and limit its spread in many locations.. He noted that the decision confirms the keenness of the wise leadership to encourage health investment, support the continuous prosperity witnessed by the health care sector in the country, and create a competitiveness that increases the quality of medical services. In light of the presence of advanced health facilities that include high-quality medical cadres that help attract patients from different countries of the world, which is a strong addition to supporting the medical tourism sector in the country.
He added that the importance of the decision is highlighted in attracting and retaining doctors specializing in rare medical fields, which increases the efficiency of the health sector, and provides integrated, high-quality medical services that distinguish the country from the rest of the world, and firmly establish the presence and position of the UAE on the arena of global competition in the field of health. As the home of minds and competencies, and an incubator for science and scientists, in order to support the achievement of the national goals of the UAE Centennial, so that the country will be among the most advanced countries in the world by 2071.