Fakhar-e-Alam has become the first Pakistani celebrity to receive the UAE 10-year Golden Visa.
Pakistani actor, TV host, singer, and aviation enthusiast has been a UAE resident for 17 years and is also a cultural ambassador to the country.
Talking to Khaleej Times, Fakhar-e-Alam thanked the UAE government for recognizing his work and their visionary leadership.
He said, “I am very honoured and extremely grateful to the UAE government and its visionary leadership for recognising my work and granting me the Golden Visa.”
“I am extremely motivated and excited about doing greater things from Dubai in the future. This city inspires you, and the leaders provide its residents with a great platform to attain global reach,” he said.
He moved to the UAE as it is only 90 minutes away from his home in Karachi.
“I still do most of the showbiz work by travelling back and forth. A show of mine is on air right now and I continue working both in Pakistan and the UAE.”
He also said that the UAE has been extremely kind to him.
“The UAE has embraced people from all walks of life, especially those from South Asia. The country has given us the opportunity to come here and live a good life,” he added.
Alam successfully roam the globe in a single pilot aeroplane in 2018.