Worldwide, the UAE tops the list of countries hosting Indians at 3.42 million. Also, 55 per cent of Indians travelling abroad pass through the UAE at some point in their journey.
Pakistanis who want to go back to their home country are following the directions issued by the Pakistan mission in the UAE. Just a couple of days back, the Consulate in Dubai and Northern Emirates through its various social media platforms asked community members to get registration for special flights that will take them to Pakistan.
Kingdom has extended the validity of expired Residence Permit (Iqama) for expatriates who are outside of the country on exit and return visa, which expires during the period of suspension of entry and exit for a period of three months free of charge.
It is really an honour to be among the United Arab Emirates’ residents celebrating the United Arab Emirates’ 49th National Day (“Residents praise UAE spirit, feel honoured to be a part of it,” Dec. 2, Gulf Today).
Many stranded expats in different cities of Pakistan are waiting and praying for the situation to normalise, so that they can resume their jobs and earn their bread and butter for their families.
The cost of living in the UAE is becoming more affordable for expatriates compared to 2020 amidst the push to attract critical talent, more remote workers and freelancers, revealed a survey on Tuesday.
Many Indians who are waiting to get back to the UAE are facing a very difficult time. The rapid spread of the new strain of the coronavirus has adversely impacted many families, especially of expats. It’s been months since many in India are waiting to head back to see their loved ones here. There are employees who have not received their salaries while some have lost their jobs and others are working remotely.
Many Pakistani expats are shelving their travel plans as uncertainty prevails over suspension of Pak-UAE flights due to pandemic. Similarly, Pakistanis stuck back home are worried about their jobs and have requested the authorities concerned to lift the travel ban as soon as possible.
Despite the fact that the traditional zest of Eid was missing, they praised the government for its measures to control the virus.