The system was inaugurated during a ceremony at the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi, in the presence of the Ministry of Interior’s strategic partners from the public and private sectors, as well as representatives from the tourism, education and health sectors.
The new advanced system will highlight the UAE’s efforts to preserve its regional leadership and its competitive international position in the fields of tourism and business. It also strongly reflects the national value of promoting tolerance, goodness and openness to other countries around the world, while serving as a beacon of prosperity.
The project is centered on the re-launch of an entry visa programe for tourism, education, medicine, and talented foreign workers by categorising them into various groups with specific limits. The system will also keep records of legal violations, as well as breaches to entry regulations and national residence.
The program will also seek to raise the competitiveness for participating groups, according to professional work regulations, and empower strategic planning by supporting their decision making and providing future forecasts. The classification mechanism relies on vital information, including paid capital and asset size, as well as the number and size of agreements made through an "advanced detailed form" that will be stored in a comprehensive information database. Standards for categorization will also be introduced for granting specific privileges, as defined by the various limits in the entry visas, as well as any violations of rate margins.
The facilities will be categorized by a smart system divided into Platinum, Green, Yellow and Red, as well as grades that average between A+ to E, while the classification mechanism varies according to the sector. The classification process plays a major role in identifying financial guarantees and puts into consideration a flexible mechanism for re-classification, as well as monitoring and inspections, to ensure accuracy when following procedures and classifications. The system also identifies potential penalties based on current laws.