Thinking about applying for the Golden Visa? Here are more benefits you can enjoy, other than the long-term visa and privilege associated with that status. As a Golden Visa holder, you are now entitled to an Esaad privilege card issued by the Dubai Police.
The Essad card gives the member discounts on hotels, school fees, flights and more. This new incentive is to continue to attract premier investors into Dubai.
The announcement was made in line with the vision of Dubai’s leaders, who wish to make the quality of life offered in Dubai the best in the world. Director-General of Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism, Helal Saeed Almarri, said “Golden Visa holders will now enjoy attractive and exclusive benefits through their Esaad cards, including a host of discounts on a wide range of services, products, attractions, and experiences.”
What is an Esaad privilege card?
The Esaad Card was established in 2017 and has exclusive discounts across 7,237 brands and businesses in the UAE and 92 countries worldwide. It is traditionally a card issued to government employees, but per the new directive the card will be given out for free to all holders of the five and ten-year golden visas.
Special privileges include 40 percent off school fees at the American School of Creative Science, 50 percent off stays at Kempinski Palm Jumeirah, discounts on Fly Dubai flights and many more.