This Ramadan, Dubai’s Distinctive Passport Stamps To Extend A Warm Welcome To Visitors

Dubai's Ramadan Welcome: Passport Stamps with a twist.

by Deeplata Garde
This Ramadan, Dubai’s Distinctive Passport Stamps To Extend A Warm Welcome To Visitors

As the Holy Month of Ramadan casts its serene spell over Dubai, visitors flying into the city are in for a delightful surprise – a unique passport stamp to commemorate their arrival during this auspicious time. The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) took to their official X account to share this exciting news, aiming to extend a warm welcome to visitors and immerse them in the rich cultural tapestry of Ramadan.

Stamp Of Approval For A Quirky Welcome

In a tweet buzzing with excitement and anticipation, GDRFA shared Brand Dubai’s collaboration with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs. It welcomes travellers to Dubai with a unique stamp of the #RamadanInDubai logo. The tweet also highlighted the ingenious addition of a QR code on the stamp, promising passport holders a seamless journey to explore the myriad events and festivities throughout Ramadan.


The passport stamp itself is a work of art, featuring a circular logo adorned with the words ‘Ramadan in Dubai’ in both Arabic and English, embraced by the timeless symbols of the star and crescent moon – icons that resonate deeply with the essence of Ramadan. Lieutenant General Mohammed Al Marri, Director-General of GDRFA Dubai, emphasised that these thoughtful efforts aim to create lasting memories for visitors, ensuring their experience in Dubai is nothing short of extraordinary.

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Stamp Saga

Dubai’s penchant for creativity knows no bounds, evident in its history of special passport stamps. In November 2023, visitors were greeted with a striking ‘Dubai Airshow’ stamp, proudly displaying the event dates and adorned with an intricate aeroplane design, capturing the city’s boundless spirit of innovation. And who could forget the Martian ink stamp that caused a stir in February 2021? Travellers arriving in the UAE were treated to a one-of-a-kind souvenir to commemorate the historic arrival of the Hope probe to Mars orbit. Fun fact: the ink used for the Martian stamp was crafted from rocks similar to those found on the Red Planet, a truly celestial keepsake!

With each unique passport stamp, Dubai continues to weave its magic, showcasing its creativity and hospitality to visitors from around the world. So, next time you’re flying into Dubai during Ramadan, or any other time of the year, keep an eye out for these special stamps. They’re not just entry permits; they’re cherished mementoes of unforgettable experiences in the city of wonders.

Cover Image Courtesy: GDRFA/X

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