Dubai residents just need the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) approval prior to their return to the UAE.
Officials at the Pakistan consulate said that these passengers did not meet the entry requirements set up by the UAE authorities, and therefore awaiting repatriation in the next 12 hours.
Sheikh Hamdan said the multi-faceted measures Dubai has adopted to ensure tourist wellbeing reflects its position as one of the world’s most sought-after destinations.
The largest number of evacuation flights for Indians abroad who want to return home because of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has been allotted to the UAE in the first phase of the process, Hardeep Singh Puri, India’s Minister for Civil Aviation, has said.
The UAE will today (Monday) start receiving residents with valid residence visas, who were stranded abroad due to coronavirus pandemic from various countries.
The first #AskDXBOfficial interaction this week featured Major General Mohammed Al Marri, the Director General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, GDRFA, in Dubai. Al Marri answered a series of questions on current immigration and travel procedures and protocols for citizens and residents.
Due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and its continuing impact on air travel services globally, Etihad Airways and Emirates airline will operate special chartered flights to Russia to ensure repatriation of Russian and UAE citizens.
On Sunday, Dubai government employees will resume work at a rate of 100%, after an absence of three months, during which work was done remotely as part of the precautionary measures applied to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19.
The airline will operate 21 weekly flights to Karachi (increased to 28 weekly flights starting from Aug.16); 10 weekly flights to Islamabad; 7 weekly flights to Sialkot; 10 weekly flights to Lahore; and 5 weekly flights to Peshawar.
Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports said, 'Dubai Customs’ initiative to give flowers to passengers arriving from Beirut on Saturday is a glowing example of the care, concern and spirit of kindness that is at the heart of the aviation community here.'