Indian tennis player Sania Mirza and her husband Shoaib Malik, former Pakistan cricket captain has been officially granted the Dubai Golden Visa, 10-year residency in the UAE.
After bollywood celebrities Shah Rukh Khan and Sanjay Dutt, Sania is the third Indian personality to receive this honour from UAE government.
Sania Mirza expressed her gratitude towards Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid, Federal Authority For Identity And Citizenship & General authority of sports Dubai for the Dubai Golden Visa.
Sania said,"Dubai is extremely close to me and my family." Sania also said "Being one of the few selected citizens from India, this brings an absolute honour to us."
Sania and Shoaib are working towards bringing their sports academy which offers tennis and cricket coaching to Dubai soon.
The Indian tennis player will next be seen in action in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, which begins on July 23 and will partners with Ankita Raina in women's doubles event.