Sania Mirza, Shoaib Malik get UAE’s Golden Visas
Pakistani cricket captain Shoaib Malik and his wife Indian tennis star Sania Mirza have been granted the 10-year UAE Golden Visa.
Malik, former Pakistan cricket captain, is an all-rounder who has played 35 Tests, 287 one-day internationals and 116 T20 internationals for his country.
Sania, known to have single-handedly put Indian women's tennis on the global map, is currently in London for Wimbledon 2021. She progressed to the second round in the women's doubles event and made it to the third round of mixed doubles with tennis partner Rohan Bopanna.
In 2019, the UAE established a new system for long-term residence visas. These Golden Visas are issued for 5 or 10 years and will be renewed automatically.