Dubai : Former Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho has been ruled out of the UAE. Golden visa granted. 10 visas were issued. Ronaldinho was one of the best midfielders in the world. The star was received by Maj. Gen. Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Deputy Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. Ubaid bin Surur, and other officials, who arrived at the Jaflia office, the headquarters of the Dubai General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA), yesterday. Major General Al Marri handed over the Golden Visa passport to the star.
The issuance of the Golden Visa to eminent persons is part of the Cabinet decision to extend the 10-year Golden Visa in the UAE. Visas are issued based on the comprehensive contributions made to the community by people from different walks of life. Cristiano Ronaldo, Figo, Paul Pogba, Roberto Carlos, Romalu Lukaku, Didier Drogba, Miralem Pijanic, world number one Novak Djokovic and Cameroon footballer Samuel Eto’o have all been to the UAE before. Golden residency was granted.