Posted on: 12 May 2010
flydubai and the Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department (DNRD) have announced a partnership to activate a hassle-free service which enables travellers to collect their visas by email or mobile phone.
flydubai will be the launch customer for a trial period of three months. The airline will offer M-visa at no additional charge to passengers from 19 May.
HE Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, DNRD’s director-general, commented, “The launch of our electronic visa service with flydubai highlights our commitment to making the visa process as easy as possible for the public. This new development is in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, in enabling DNRD to carry out its mission to serve the community and the public.
“The DNRD and flydubai will work together to ensure the travel agency staff abroad are aware of the latest developments in the visa procedure to avoid some of the problems and complications which arise from a lack of knowledge of the laws which apply in UAE.”
Ghaith Al Ghaith, flydubai’s CEO, remarked, “We are delighted to work in partnership with the DNRD to offer this unprecedented service in Dubai. The visa process can be a lengthy one and a real hindrance to travel. flydubai and the DNRD have established this partnership to find a way of making the system easier, quicker and more reliable. I am confident it will be popular with our passengers.”
Photo shows Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, director of DNRD and flydubai’s CCO, Hamad Obaidalla, announcing a new visa service, which will be a trial with flydubai for three months from 19 May.