Abu Dhabi’s Creative Visa

Abu Dhabi’s Creative Visa

Abu Dhabi’s creative visa initiative was created to support individuals contributing to the cultural and creative industries in Abu Dhabi.

Talented people operating within certain fields across all domains within the cultural and creative industries can apply for the creative visa. These include media, publishing,  performing arts, gaming, e-sports. design and crafts, visual arts, and heritage. This initiative aims to increase the employment rate in Abu Dhabi, ensure adequate residency opportunities while creating a boisterous creative atmosphere in the United Arab Emirates as the media, entertainment, publishing and literary sectors of the Emirate are dynamic and growing at a fast rate.

Professionals who are issued a residency visa in Abu Dhabi under the creative visa will find themselves in a global culture centre that features world-class museums, community and performing arts centres, art platforms and numerous centres for performing arts. Abu Dhabi focuses on its cultural heritage and avails an all-year-round calendar of programmes. These include traditional crafts and practices.

Entrepreneurs that intend to establish and launch their own creative businesses will find Abu-Dhabi a conducive and friendly environment with significant access to ideas, funding, and support for growing businesses and ventures.

What Are The Requirements For An Abu Dhabi Cultural Visa?

An individual intending to get an Abu Dhabi Cultural Visa has to meet at least five conditions from the mandatory criteria below:

Performing Arts:

These include theatrical performances, music performances, and dance performances.

Literary Applicants:

These include story-writers, novel-writers, poets e.t.c.

Fine Arts

These include people that make sculptures, calligraphy, handicraft, and photography.

To discover more details on compulsory and optional requirements for Dubai cultural visas, visit the official website.

What Are The Steps In Obtaining An Abu Dhabi Creative Visa?

  • Apply for a creative visa.
  • Submit the required documents.
    • Copy of your passport and visa.
    • Copy of your Emirates ID
    • Your Resume
    • Your contact number and email address
    • These documents should be attached alongside your application.
  • Notification by email or phone.
    • Once you have submitted the required forms, you will receive a notification via your phone or email.
  • Your permit will be issued
  • You are required to follow up with the concerned entity to issue the long-term residence visa.

To know more about Abu Dhabi’s thriving cultural and creative scene and receive more information about the Creative Visa, register your interest here.