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Dubai puts an end to visa runs to neighbouring countries

Old Jul 23rd 2008, 12:09 pm
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"Visa runs to Kish Island, Oman and other neighbouring countries has also been stopped. People wanting to change their visas must go back to their home countries, said Mohammad Ahmad Al Hammadi, Director of the Department of Entry Permit.

Visa applicants coming back from any of the neighbouring countries of the UAE will have their applications rejected, said the official"


Is this really true? Will you still be able to buy an extension? If so, how many consequtively?
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Old Jul 23rd 2008, 12:40 pm
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Default Re: Dubai puts an end to visa runs to neighbouring countries

I think this was discussed here several weeks ago, before today's announcement and someone (maybe Inse) indicated that it would not apply to Brits as our visa situation is different. Feel free to correct me.
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Old Jul 23rd 2008, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by lionheart View Post
I think this was discussed here several weeks ago, before today's announcement and someone (maybe Inse) indicated that it would not apply to Brits as our visa situation is different. Feel free to correct me.
I thought that also. I think I may have midheard the guy on the radio today.
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Old Jul 23rd 2008, 12:59 pm
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what will happen to all the gangsta and mafia that are in dubai who can't or won't be able to go to there home land....
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More detail........... doesn't seem to apply to nationalities who can now get visas on arrival - again, I could have misread it.

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Immig.../10231116.html
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More detail........... doesn't seem to apply to nationalities who can now get visas on arrival - again, I could have misread it.

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Immig.../10231116.html
I like the quote from Alexies: "The street will be free from wandering people".
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as far as i am aware it doesnt apply to people that get it on arrival ie the uk etc.
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I like the quote from Alexies: "The street will be free from wandering people".
not me after 10 pints of stella....
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Originally Posted by rfowler View Post
what will happen to all the gangsta and mafia that are in dubai who can't or won't be able to go to there home land....
No idea what you are talking about. Gangsters and mafia here? Not on your Nelly, only the usual array of entrepreneurs, opportunists and pimps.
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