“Members of the Indian community who wish to visit the Consulate for any consular services are advised to avoid such visits unless absolutely necessary. They should, instead, make use of the various electronic platforms offered by the Consulate without having to physically visit the office."
Indians living in Dubai and the Northern Emirates have been advised not to visit the Indian consulate in Dubai to obtain a ticket to return to India under the Vande Bharat Mission.
Those were among who earlier registered on the website provided by the two embassies to return their homeland out of a total of 450,000 Indians and 80,000 Pakistanis.
The Consulate General of India, Dubai, is flooded with help calls with Covid-19 concern as most of the queries have been about flights for going back to India, seeking medical help in Dubai and Northern Emirates, extension of visas in the UAE and food and medicine requirements.
So far the group has arranged about a dozen flights to various Indian cities including Gaya, Lucknow, Varanasi, Jaipur and Kolkata. Latest flight was operated on Saturday to Gaya in Bihar.
The mission will remain open during all holidays, including Friday and Saturday, from 8:00am to 10:00am to address emergency requirements of the general public.
Every year we would visit the Indian Consulate, Dubai, on the occasion of India’s Republic Day with family and friends to witness cultural celebrations. We would listen to the speech of Consul General of India in Dubai. It used to be a great
Dev Chakraborty composed and curated the songs and the Arabic vocals were done by the Guinness World Records holder, Suchetha Satish.
The air space is closed, railway schedules are in a flux and roads are crammed, he said requesting everyone to stay calm and face the situation with fortitude.