Tennis ace Sania Mirza and cricketing star Shoaib Malik have been granted the 10-year UAE Golden Visa.
Sania, known to have single-handedly put Indian women's tennis on the global map, recently competed in the doubles and mixed doubles events at Wimbledon.
Shoaib, former Pakistan cricket captain, is an all-rounder who has played in 35 Tests, 287 one-day internationals and 116 T20 internationals for his country.
The couple said they are excited to spend time in the UAE with their son and explore the country.
They are also keen on launching their own entrepreneurial venture in the sports industry, starting with Dubai.
The UAE's Golden Visa system was established in 2019. The long-term visa is issued for 5 or 10 years and will be renewed automatically.