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Tourists transiting through Dubai can now jump for joy as a new decision exempts transit passengers from all entry fees for the first 48 hours.
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What Is It?
The Cabinet, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, adopted a number of strategic decisions with regards to visa facilitation. Transit passengers are exempted from all entry fees for the first 48 hours and visas can be extended up to 96 hours for a fee of Dh50. Transit visas can be obtained by a number of express counters at the passport-control hall across UAE airports.
What’s In It?
The new Cabinet decision also allows adjusting of visa status in the UAE without having to leave and re-enter the country. A new 6-month visa will be introduced for job seekers who overstayed their visa but wish to work in the country. The current residency system will allow for a 2-year extension of the residency period for children who are on their parents’ visa after they have completed their university studies.
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