Dubai denies it's refusing visas to Pakistanis

Published: December 20, 2017
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Burj Khalifa lit up in colours of the Pakistan flag. PHOTO: BURJ KHALIFA

Burj Khalifa lit up in colours of the Pakistan flag. PHOTO: BURJ KHALIFA

A UAE official has denied a media report which said Dubai is rejecting visit visa applications from Pakistanis.

The publication quoted officials of the Travel Agents Association of Pakistan, who said the visa service has been suspended until further notice as “around 300,000 Pakistanis are already in Dubai on visit visas”.

According to Khaleej Times, a fake notice is going viral across the country which says that “the ministry and immigration of UAE has temporarily suspended issuance of UAE visa for Pakistanis”.

Burj Khalifa lit up with Pakistan’s flag

However, the UAE general directorate of residency and foreigners affairs has denied the “rumours”.

Speaking to the Dubai publication, the GDRFA said “visitors from Pakistan are welcome to enter Dubai after obtaining a visa”. “The situation is normal,” the official added.

Dubai is home to almost a million Pakistani expats, and people from across the world are flying to the Emirates to witness the New Year celebrations.

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