The UAE has granted Pakistani legend and pacer Wasim Akram the Golden Visa in recognition of his achievements in cricket. After Fakhr-e-Alam, Wasim Akram is the second Pakistani celebrity to be honored by the UAE. The 55-year-old took to Twitter to say he is honored to have received the Golden Visa.
Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum of the UAE announced the golden visa system in May. UAE golden visas are 5-year or 10-year renewable residency visas. It allows celebrities, investors, entrepreneurs, professional talents, and researchers to set up residence in the Gulf state.