Dubai: Mohammad Mahtabur Rahman, chairman and managing director of Al Haramain Group of Companies, has to turn out to be the primary Bangladeshi expatriate to get hold of the Gold Card residency visa in the UAE on Sunday.
Rahman, 61, is a Dubai-based totally businessman and worried in a vast range of business and alternate ventures around the arena.
The Gold Card become offered to Rahman and all his family contributors on June 16 at the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs’ headquarters in Dubai.
Speaking to Gulf News, Rahman stated: “I am substantially humbled, proud and honored to acquire this Gold Card, and I certainly thank the visionary leaders of the UAE. Now, greater than ever, I continue to be devoted to making a contribution my pleasant to the achievement of the UAE, and could preserve to assist the dream and pursuits of the terrific leaders of this high-quality nation.”
Rahman, who has been residing in the UAE for over 40 years, stated, “I and my own family’s visas are stamped on my passport for 10 years and it’s far valid till 2029, which is renewable,” he said.
Expatriates making an investment at the least Dh10 million qualify for a 10-yr visa, whilst entrepreneurs and special skills can get a five-yr residency.
The first recipients of these visas were announced remaining month and consist of 6,800 expatriates from over 70 countries with blended investments in the UAE totaling Dh100 billion.
The reputation comes as a double celebration for the organization because the Al Haramain Group celebrates presently 38 years of its presence in the UAE and his organization additionally owns Al Haramain Perfumes, Al Haramain Tea Company Limited and Al Haramain Hospital Private Limited.
“The Gold Card is an honor for me and my united states of America, Bangladesh. This will encourage us to make investments extra inside the UAE financial system. We are grateful to the leadership and people of the UAE for allowing us exquisite monetary possibility and honor.”
Hailing from a traditional circle of relatives in Sylhet, Bangladesh, Rahman became born in 1958 and finished his training in Sylhet metropolis. After that, he joined his family enterprise in Saudi Arabia, which became strolling well within the holly city of Makkah due to the fact 1970.
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