The partnership agreement will facilitate the issuance of residency permits for investors, entrepreneurs, and retirees, along with other relevant processes such as application assessment procedures and the issuance of special entry permits.
Dubai has revealed that the number of passengers traveling through Dubai airports during the past year was 17 million and 889 thousand and 183 passengers, while smart gates’ user exceeded the one million mark with 706 thousand and 619 passengers.
Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi has commended the great role played by GDRFA in preserving the history of UAE and organising the registration of citizens and residents' data, in a way that documents the genealogy, history, and legal status of residents and visitors.
In line with the directives of the leadership, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA) said it is harnessing all resources and capabilities at its airports to help repatriate stranded foreign nationals who wish to return to their countries.
Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) met representatives of tourism companies in Dubai to discuss the mechanism for granting tourist visas as part of promoting and revitalising tourism in the post-COVID-19 phase.
The UAE authorities have allowed vaccinated stranded residents in India, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Uganda to return to the UAE.
It has been also confirmed that a PCR test with negative result of maximum 96 hours is must to enter the country for all except children under 12 and people of determination. Everyone will also have to abide by a 14-day-quarantie or 7 days for vital jobs, in addition to installing Al Hosn applications, ICA added.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid ordered the promotion of Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, DG of GDRFA, Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, DG of Dubai Civil Defence, and Talal Humaid Balhoul Al Falasi, DG of Dubai Security, to the rank of Lieutenant General.
To all those who have accumulated fines, please do not assume you cannot exit the country, said Major General Mohammed Al Marri, the Director General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai.