Mon, December 28, 2020

Airport closures: UAE extends validity of tourists visas for one month

The extension is ordered to address difficulties faced due to closure of some airports

Dubai: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued instructions extending tourist visas for one month without government fees, to address the difficulties faced by visitors due to the closure of some airports across the world.

As per the order, all tourists visiting the UAE will have their visas extended for one month without fees.

The decision supports tourists and their families currently in the UAE to spend the New Year holidays.

Government entities will work to facilitate procedures for tourists over the coming period and collaborate with relevant authorities to ensure the safety of all visitors during their stay in the UAE.

Major General Mohammad Al Marri, Director-General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA), praised the new instruction to extend tourist visas for one month.