Sunday, 16 December 2018

UAE set to grant visas to transiting passengers

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DUBAI: Passengers can now make a pit stop in UAE in between flights to visit landmarks and tourist attractions in the country after authorities approved changes in the existing visa policy.

According to the Khaleej Times, in an attempt to boost the tourism industry, all airports in the country will now adopt this policy to enable stopover passengers to enjoy a day out in the country.

Over 70 percent of passengers passing through airports in the UAE’s in 2017 were transit passengers.

The new visa policy is expected to decide on visa fees, proposals to increase the number of transit passengers and ways to promote tourism in the country.

According to the leading daily, “The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship will be leading the preparation of the new policy, considering the possible positive effects it will have on the tourism sector and the economy in general”

Earlier last month, the Dubai Airports had unveiled a proposal that would

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