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Saudi Arabia restricts entry of visit visa holders into Makkah during Hajj 2024

The Brew News Team   Sat 25 May 2024    

Saudi Arabia will prohibit visit visa holders from entering Makkah until June 21, as announced by the Ministry of Interior. The Ministry has announced entry restrictions for Makkah during the upcoming Hajj period. This restriction applies to all visit visa […]


UAE Cabinet endorses 10-year Blue Residency visa for environmental advocates

The Brew News Team   Thu 16 May 2024    

The UAE Cabinet has sanctioned a 10-year Blue Residency visa for individuals who make “exceptional contributions” to environmental conservation efforts. Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, revealed this initiative following a Cabinet session at Qasr Al […]


Gulf nations to launch Schengen-like visa system by late 2024, revolutionizing Middle East travel

The Brew News Team   Tue 14 May 2024    

During the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), Fahd Hamidaddin, CEO of the Saudi Tourism Authority, emphasized the necessity of regional cooperation to attract major events. He highlighted the potential for collaboration to organize an ‘Arabian tour’ that could entice globally renowned […]


Indians get multi-entry Schengen visa for 29 European countries under new rules

The Brew News Team   Fri 26 Apr 2024    

New Delhi: The European Union (EU) has introduced new Schengen multi-entry visa rules for Indians, making travel to 29 European countries easier and smoother. This is expected to boost the standing of Indian passports globally. Currently, Indian passports rank 85th […]


Emirates NBD launches Visa credit card for high net worth individuals

The Brew News Team   Tue 16 Apr 2024    

Emirates NBD bank has unveiled the ‘Priority Banking Visa Infinite Credit Card,’ specifically designed to cater to the exclusive lifestyle requirements of its affluent Priority Banking customers. Developed in collaboration with Visa, a leading name in digital payments, this offering […]


Unified Work Bundle launched in UAE to streamline visa process for companies

The Brew News Team   Thu 07 Mar 2024    

Dubai: The UAE recently introduced a unified Work Bundle, a one-stop platform designed to simplify visa procedures for hiring and renewing employees across all companies. This innovative platform combines the processes of five federal and local authorities into a single […]


#MoSalahxVisa: Visa Strikes Partnership with new Brand Ambassador Mo Salah

The Brew News Team   Thu 07 Mar 2024    

Egyptian football legend Mo Salah to be a Visa Ambassador for the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Kuwait, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. Dubai: Visa, a world leader in digital payments, today unveiled a new partnership with the renowned Egyptian football […]


Kenya announces Visa-Free travel for all visitors

The Brew News Team   Sat 16 Dec 2023    

Kenya will no longer require a visa to travel to the country, according to an announcement made by President William Ruto. The move was announced at a conference in Nairobi to mark 60 years of independence from Britain. The country […]


The Brew News Weekend Wrap-up: Visa l GCC l world record l UNTOLD l Music festival l Google l Coke studio l Mahzooz l Big Burger

The Brew News Team   Sat 30 Sep 2023    

Watch The Brew News Weekend Wrap-up every weekend, where we give you a round-up of local and international news. HEADLINES • UAE plans one visa for six GCC countries • UAE breaks yet another World Record with a 100-meter-long billboard […]


UAE announces new visa fines for residents, tourists

The Brew News Team   Sun 06 Aug 2023    

The UAE Digital Government in collaboration with the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Ports Security (UAEICP) has recently announced new visa fines for residents and tourists. The combined cost structure is intended to discourage overstaying on expired visit […]


UAE retains spot among ‘most powerful passports’ in the world

The Brew News Team   Thu 20 Jul 2023    

The UAE passport continues to maintain its status as the most powerful in the region and has experienced an increase in its global ranking, rising three spots to take the position of 12th-strongest passport globally. According to the most recent […]