The Dubai government has stopped offering Pakistanis a 90-day tourist visa as of right now. The new rule modification also applies to Filipino nationals in addition to Pakistanis.
Travel firms reportedly received a note from Dubai Immigration instructing them to cease accepting requests for 90-day tourist visas from citizens of the two aforementioned countries.
The new regulation went into effect on June 1st, 2017. According to the document, applicants from Pakistan and the Philippines can only request tourist visas valid for 14 or 30 days.
Applications submitted by May 31 will still be taken into consideration and evaluated in accordance with the standard procedures. For the time being, Pakistanis or Filipinos who already have a 90-day visa do not need to fret because the visa is still regarded as being valid till it expires.
According to the document, applicants from Pakistan and the Philippines can only request tourist visas valid for 14 or 30 days.
An employee of a Dubai-based travel service said:
Whether this is a temporary or permanent stop is unclear. We have been told not to accept applications as of right now. There is a chance that we will handle the applications through a different Emirate, but it will undoubtedly imply more restrictions and expense.
It should be noted that in the later part of November, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) tightened its visa requirements for Pakistanis, particularly for those with official and diplomatic passports.
Oddly enough, the UAE has recently loosened its requirements for Israelis and Indians while tightening them for Pakistanis. Indians can qualify for visas-on-arrival in the UAE if they have US visas thanks to increasing tolerance on their part. Israeli nationals can now visit the UAE without a visa.