On 6 January 2020 the UAE Cabinet approved the issuance of a five-year multiple-entry tourist visa for all nationalities visiting the country.
It has not yet been revealed if the government will charge for such a service. At present, visitors from some countries can secure free of charge a 30-day visa on arrival at the airport plus a 10-day grace period. This includes travellers from Britain, Ireland, Australia, Russia and China, among others.
The UAE Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has been tasked with implementing the new decision, hence we shall wait and see the details.