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Dubai aims to attract 20 million visitors per year by 2020

  WVNTR – The UAE department of tourism and commerce marketing (DTCM) is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of tourism in Dubai.   Dubai’s Tourism Vision for 2020 is a strategic roadmap with the key objective of attracting 20 million visitors per year by 2020, doubling the number welcomed in […]

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Travel to High-Risk Areas What the State Department Can and Cannot Do in High-Risk Areas

In our travel information, there are certain countries and areas where we warn people not to go. In these high-risk areas, we are limited in our ability to provide consular services. We want you to know the danger of traveling to high-risk places and to strongly consider not going to them at all. Traveling to […]

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Ireland opens first UAE visa office in Abu Dhabi

WVNTR – Abu Dhabi: The embassy of Ireland in Abu Dhabi has opened its first external visa application centre in the UAE in partnership with VFS Global. All non-UAE nationals who are based in the UAE and who require a visa to travel to Ireland will no longer need to visit the embassy. They can […]

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Emirates Launches Second Daily Flight on Dubai-Prague Route

Emirates flight EK137, operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, arriving in Prague on July 1 WVNTR – Emirates has launched a second daily flight between Dubai and Prague, to meet the increasing demand for travel on the route. Emirates has been serving the Czech market since 2010 and during this time has carried some 1.7 million […]

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To support biometrics expansion, Canada is opening new Visa Application Centres and offering interim services at some missions

WVNTR – In 2018, Canada will expand its biometrics program. Expanding biometrics will strengthen Canada’s immigration programs through effective screening and will also facilitate application processing and travel – while maintaining public confidence in our immigration system. Canada currently collects biometrics from in-Canada refugee claimants and overseas refugee resettlement applicants, individuals ordered removed from the […]

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Emirates encourages customers to arrive early to airport during busy summer season starting today

WVNTR – Emirates expects high passenger traffic on its flights this upcoming weekend, starting from Friday 29 June as travellers journey out for their summer holidays and long breaks. Over 220,000 travellers will be passing through Emirates Terminal 3 during the upcoming two weekends. The busiest weekend day for the airline is expected to be […]

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DiscoverEU – 15,000 young people can prepare to set off on their travels around the EU this summer

WVNTR – Under the first round of the DiscoverEU initiative launched by the European Commission, more than 100,000 young people from all Member States applied during a two-week period which closed on 26 June at 12:00. The final list of winners was confirmed yesterday (27 June) in accordance with the award criteria announced. Commissioner for Education, […]

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