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One million jump in tourist arrivals in Dubai
Mary Nammour Khaleej Times Online As more and people are getting out of the country looking for a getaway from the heat and hectic life in the city, the country has been witnessing an equally huge inflow of tourists. Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, director of the General Directorate of... Read More
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 13:21
H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid interview in CNN
H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid interview
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 13:21
20 external centres process nearly four million residency applications
DUBAI -- The 20 external centres under the residency department in Dubai processed around four million applications over the last 18 months. Major General Mohammad Ahmed Al Marri, Director General of the Residency and Foreigners Affairs Department, on Monday said, the 3,966,546 transactions handled... Read More
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 13:21
DNRD introduces e-service for visa enquiries
Visitors to Dubai can be free of worries about visa scams now, as the onus is on the airlines using the emirate’s airports to verify the validity of entry permits before issuing any ticket. As per the service launched on the Dubai Residency Department website portal, both airline companies and... Read More
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 13:21
'My passport is original and I am very much alive'
Major General Mohammad Ahmad Al Merri, Director General of Dubai General Department for Residency and Foreigners' Affairs, told Gulf News that mediapersons must always uphold truth and objectivity in their reporting.
Dubai: The media plays a vital role in events and journalists should always provide credible information, a senior Ministry of Interior official said. Major General Mohammad Ahmad Al Merri, Director General of Dubai General Department for Residency and Foreigners' Affairs, told Gulf News that... Read More
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 13:21
Residency Dept announces new timings
DUBAI — The Residency department has announced flexible working hours schedule during the holy month of Ramadan to ensure convenience 
to people. Major General Mohammad Ahmed Al Marri, Director General of the Residency and Foreigners Affairs Department, on Wednesday said the department’s offices... Read More
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 13:21
Six African women arrested for working as illegal maids
Group had run away from their sponsors more than four years ago
Dubai: A group of African women have been arrested in Dubai for working here illegally, A Ministry of the Interior spokesman said. A senior member of the Dubai General Departments for Residency and Foreigners Affairs told Gulf News Wednesday that a group of Ethiopian women had been arrested last... Read More
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 13:21
Dubai registers steep increase in number of cruise passengers
The emirate has become a prime destination for passenger ships
Dubai: The number of tourists who arrived at the Port Rashid cruise terminal increased by 55,000 in the cruise season that ended yesterday, compared with the previous season, a senior official at the Ministry of Interior said. The cruise tourism season runs from September to June Lieutenant Colonel... Read More
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 13:21
Dubai Residency Department organises a lecture on “work environment and employee’s ethics in the work place”
As part of the Dubai General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners’ Affairs (GDRFA) efforts to promote the importance of Islamic culture among its staff, and in accordance with the directives of the Director General Major General Mohammad Ahmad Al-Merri, the Department of Strategy and... Read More
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 13:21
Denying visas over financial row 'illegal'
Officials have said residency departments will not renew residence visas if expatriates are wanted by police for financial issues
Dubai: Residency departments cannot punish people who have arrest warrants against them for financial disputes by not renewing their residence visas, legal experts have said. Senior Interior Ministry officials have said residency departments will not renew residence visas if expatriates are wanted... Read More
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 13:21
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