Indian businessman awarded 10-year UAE 'Gold Card' visa

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Dubai - His wife and kids also received the long term visa.



By Wam

Published: Mon 5 Aug 2019, 2:16 PM

Last updated: Mon 5 Aug 2019, 4:47 PM

Indian expat, Anoop Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director of the contracting company AZTEC Group, and Director of Aster DM Healthcare Group, has been awarded UAE's 10-year permanent residency 'Gold Card' visa.
Also read: 10-year UAE visa for Dr Azad Moopen
Moopen is one of the first recipients - including 6,800 expats who have brought in an estimated Dh100 billion in investments to the country - to receive the visa.
The businessman's wife and two children also received the long-term residency visa, Wam reported on Monday.
"It is an honour to receive this residency status as an acknowledgement of my efforts towards the development of the real estate and healthcare sector in the region. This gesture strengthens the fact that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the Government of UAE believe in the work I do and in my vision to further contribute to the development of this beautiful country," said Moopen.
At least 400 outstanding expatriates, including business leaders, have received the Gold Card since the permanent residency was launched in May, 2019, according to an announcement by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in June.
Since 2002, Anoop Moopen has made his mark in the field of construction, healthcare, oil field services and trading in UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia and India.
Prior to him, the long-term visa has also been granted to Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare along with his wife Mrs. Naseera Azad.


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