Egyptian superstar, Khaled Selim has received a Golden Card visa, which allows him residency in the UAE for 10 years.
A few famous faces have been awarded the UAE Golden visa including, Brazilian retired footballer and ambassador Roberto Carlos, Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic, and Egyptian actor turned rapper Mohamed Ramadan.
Selim took to social media to share the news. He also thanked Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, for his support for artists and creatives.
The superstar also expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority for granting him a ten-year golden residency and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs for their efforts, good reception, and hospitality.
The long-term UAE residence visa system, popularly known as the golden visa, was announced in May 2019. It is a visa that is renewed every 10 years, effectively granting expats, who make up most of the UAE’s population, permanent residency.
It was created to attract investment environment in the UAE, to encourage business development, and draw in new talent.
The visa is granted to five categories of expatriates: investors, entrepreneurs, chief executives, scientists, and outstanding students.
There is also a five-year visa, renewable every five years, for categories such as outstanding students and property investors.
On the other hand, Selim is preparing to record a new song “Ashmani”, which is set to be released soon.
It is written by Hisham Sadek, composed by Median, and distributed by Ahmed Adel.
Furthermore, Selim is set to forgo his first theatrical experience in the coming period. He is currently in the preparation stage for the musical, which will be directed by Mohamed Gabr.