Chinese visitors to the UAE will now be granted visas on arrival, the Cabinet announced.
China, the world’s second-largest economy, has a burgeoning and increasingly prosperous middle class that is travelling abroad in numbers greater than ever before.
“We have approved a decision to grant visas on arrival at the country’s airports to visitors from the People's Republic of China,” said His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai.
“Our relations with China are strategic and a priority,” he added in remarks published on his official Twitter account.
Chinese tourists previously had to obtain visas before travelling to the UAE.