Over 500 Pakistan nationals were stopped at the Dubai airport over the last two days.

SourceTimes of Oman
SectorTransport
CountryUnited Arab Emirates

Dubai: Over 500 Pakistan nationals were stopped at the Dubai airport over the last two days after arriving in the Gulf state on a visit visa, as they did not comply with the new criteria for entry, which has been imposed by the immigration authorities of United Arab Emirates (UAE).The failure of the Pakistani consulate in UAE to inform concerned authorities and airlines about the new travel requirements set by Emirati authorities in a timely manner, was the reason for the Pakistanis being stranded at the airport, reported Geo News. According to the new requirements, passengers need to book a hotel in advance, have to carry 2,000 dirhams personally and have a return ticket.Furthermore, the last-minute efforts of officials at the Dubai consulate to save the passengers did not succeed, ...read more...