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The UAE grants Abdullah Al-Baddad golden residency


The United Arab Emirates granted its golden residency for ten years in the category of creative people of culture and art to the director of artistic production, Abdullah Al-Baddad, who works on its territory in the Emirate of Dubai, specifically in the Tunes Arabia artistic production company.

It is noteworthy that Abdullah Al-Baddad has been distinguished in the artistic and media field for years, and has worked for many media institutions and major artistic companies and with many artists in the Arab world.

Golden residency in the Emirates

The Golden Residency Program was introduced by the UAE government with the aim of providing long-term residency permits that give its holder the opportunity to reside in the country without the need for a guarantor within the country.

Golden residency is issued for a period of 5 or 10 years, depending on the category. Golden residency holders enjoy exclusive benefits including:

 6-month multiple entry visa to complete golden residency procedures

Residence visa for 5 or 10 years, renewable

A golden residency holder can stay outside the UAE for a period exceeding 6 months

There is no need for a guarantor within the country

It allows the issuance of residence permits for foreigner’s family members, including the spouse and children

There is no maximum limit on the number of support service workers who can be recruited

Family members can remain in the country for the duration of their residency, in the event of the death of the breadwinner holding golden residency.

Art and society

Art is a human activity whose goal is not entertainment. It is a soft force used to influence the individual, guide societies, and develop their awareness. The mission of artistic work, in Aristotle’s opinion, is to purify the human soul from impurity. Artistic work helps in getting rid of psychological crises and helps in solving social problems. He presented Some social issues through artistic works may contribute to solving them, such as the film I Want a Solution, one of the most important results of which was the enactment of the Khula law, and the film Jamila Abu Harid, which contributed to mobilizing the entire world against the injustice of the French occupation of Algeria, and thus played an important role in supporting the liberation of Algeria.

There are artistic works that address values and morals by improving the positive aspects of human behavior, and emphasizing the active role of man in establishing life on foundations that preserve society’s prestige and protect it from disintegration, such as the Wanis Diaries series, which presented an ideal image of the Egyptian family. Some other works also dealt with social relations. Among members of society, aiming to instill the foundations of dealing with the neighbour, the family and members of society, such as the Sakin Qasadi series, which discussed the rights of the neighbor and some of the social problems facing Egyptian families and Egyptian society in a purposeful comedic form.

On the other hand, we cannot ignore the films that were the reason for changing some laws, such as the film They Made Me a Criminal, which was produced in 1954 and was the reason for the issuance of a law stipulating the expungement of the offender’s first record from the criminal record and giving those with the first record a serious opportunity to repent and have a new start in life.

The function of art does not depend on mere pleasure, amusement, and entertainment. Rather, art has a major role in developing society, developing and changing its bad concepts and habits, and disseminating good principles. Even if it were not for the artistic works that dealt with women’s issues and sparked a state of societal controversy, and then prepared society for the desired state of change in favor of women and their rights. The relationship of art with society is a relationship of mutual influence, and that art is the mirror of society, and society is affected by art. Social drama is the means closest to the mind and conscience of the viewer, especially those less fortunate with education and culture. Therefore, art was used to spread the values of the July 1952 Revolution through series and films. As for the role of art In supporting the Egyptian women’s movement to demand their rights, there are many films and artistic works that contributed to presenting women’s issues in a completely neutral manner and consistent with the values and principles of Egyptian society. The film “I Am Free” was the film that called for women’s right to education, work, and political participation. “And I Want a Solution,” which led to changing the law. Personal status matters to restore women’s legal rights that Sharia had robbed them of, and many actions that supported women in finding their place in the work arena in competition with men.