Use of ID cards can be continued by Saudis travelling to UAE

An instruction was issued by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed that allows the Saudi citizens travelling to the UAE to continue using ID cards as a travel document while visiting the country.

Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, announced the decision.

Shaikh Saif explained, "The decision is in line with the UAE's unchangeable policy and leadership's keenness to enhance the march of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), as well as with its adherence to the achievements and gains made by the GCC over the past years."

Apart from this, the move also focuses on the possibility of the movement of GCC citizens, with which their interests would be protected, along with strengthening the economic and social ties between them.

Shaikh Saif added: "The UAE will push ahead with agreement concluded with the Saudi Arabia irrespective of the Saudi decision to suspend the use of ID cards as a travel document for Emiratis travelling to the Kingdom or passing through its lands to travel to other GCC countries."