UAE: Over 50 Indian nationals on tourist visa stranded at Dubai Airport

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Over 50 Indian nationals have been stranded at Dubai International Airport since 9pm Wednesday for non-compliance with entry requirements for tourist visa holders, Khaleej Times has learnt. Sources at the Indian diplomatic mission in Dubai, stranded passengers, and travel companies in Dubai confirmed the reports.  

On Wednesday, it was reported that visit visa holders from other countries, including 304 Pakistani nationals were stranded at DXB, also for non-compliance with entry regulations.  

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai confirmed a few travellers were denied entry at DXB over non-compliance with entry requirements for tourist visa-holders. The UAE immigration rules mandate that passengers must carry a valid hotel reservation or a relative’s reference, and a return ticket booking.  

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The authority also said that a vast majority of passengers who comply with visa rules face no delays upon their arrival at DXB. The Pakistan Consulate in Dubai said the 304 passengers landed in Dubai on Tuesday on flights operated by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and flydubai. 

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