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Online entry visas to Dubai available from Emirates website
Unique service expected to boost UAE tourism.
May 18, 2010 10:00 by Katherine Azmeh
Visa applications for entry to Dubai will available through the Emirates airline website, as an extension of the online flight booking process at Emirates.com, the airline said Monday, according to Gulf News.
Emirates is reportedly the only Middle Eastern airline to offer the online visa service, which will be made available to ticket holders from 35 nations, according to the paper.
Visa availability is subject to all the requirements of the Dubai Naturalization and Residency Department, and will cost $44 and $57 for the 96-hour and 30-day visas, respectively. Visas will be delivered via email within four working days, the report added, and online tracking of visa status will be available through the Emirates website.