Indian tycoon Dr Dhananjay Datar gets 10-year UAE visa


Indian tycoon Dr Dhananjay Datar gets 10-year UAE visa

Dubai - Al Adil Trading's chairman went from Dh30 in his pocket to Dubai tycoon.

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Published: Sun 23 Jun 2019, 12:37 PM

Last updated: Sun 23 Jun 2019, 7:28 PM

Another Indian business tycoon has been awarded a long-term UAE visa.
Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar, Chairman and Managing Director, Al Adil Trading received his long term 10-year visa on Sunday.
Also read: How to apply for UAE's 10-year visa
In a statement issued today, Datar expressed his gratitude to the leaders of UAE for providing him with the 10-year golden visa. "The futuristic vision of our beloved UAE leaders will strengthen UAE's position as the most dynamic and progressive nation in the world," he added.
Also read: Meet UAE's long-term visa holders

"I received a call from General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) on Wednesday to submit my company profile and documents. The next day I was asked to collect my long-term visa from the office of Major-General Mohammad Ahmad Al Marri on Sunday.
"I am extremely grateful for this recognition. My life changed for the better here in the UAE. This country has given me more than I imagined and the visa is like an icing on the cake. Since my wife, Vandana, and sons, 24-year-old Hrishikesh and 22-year-old Rohit are on company visa, they have not received their visas. I am happy to join the list of other Indian leading businessmen to be awarded the long-term residency visa," he pointed out.

Al Adil is a leading name, over the past 35 years in the UAE, dealing with more than 9,000 products.
Datar landed in Dubai on February 26,1984, when he was 19 years old, by the Air India flight Ganga - and went on to become the founder of one of the most popular trading establishments in the country. 
He was in fact planning to go to Dubai for a job, following the footsteps of his father. But then the situation turned unexpectedly, when his father left his job and started a grocery shop in Dubai.

"I had only 3 notes of Dh10 in my pocket when my plane landed at Dubai International Airport. I made a phone call to my father and informed him of my arrival. He asked me to wait outside the airport, for a vehicle he was about to send. Soon the vehicle arrived and I bursted into laughter. It was a goods carrier... (read more about his journey to success here)

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