The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai or GDRFA-Dubai and the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing or Dubai Tourism have announced they have signed an agreement to enable special visas and residency permits to be issued. This includes the issuing of Distinguished Guests and Virtual Working programmes, Golden Visas for investors and retirement visas. The agreement also covers processes like application assessment procedures. In addition, it covers cruise ships and yachts to facilitate entry and exit procedures for crew members and passengers. Under the agreement, both organisations will implement joint activities. This includes marketing programmes. They will also share expertise and best practices. Employees of both entities will also receive training under joint annual programmes. Dubai Tourism will also offer two GDRFA employees the chance to join a Diploma programme offered by the Dubai College of Tourism for free.