Over half a million visit Dubai on Eid holidays

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By Staff  www.khaleejtimes.com

About 600,000 visitors from 197 countries reached Dubai while visitors from GCC countries reached 166,945 (28 per cent of the total number of guests).  

Dubai played host to close to 600,000 visitors from across 197 countries through various entry points of the emirate during the Eid Al Fitr holidays,  according to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).

Major-General Mohammed Al Marri, Director-General of GDRFA — Dubai, said that the department welcomed 597,652 visitors from 197 different countries, whereas visitors from GCC countries reached 166,945 (28 per cent of the total number of guests).

Al Marri highlighted GDRFA’s keenness to present a hassle-free, quality service to guests who choose Dubai as their favourite destination to spend the Eid holiday. He added that His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has directed the department to swiftly facilitate entry procedures for Dubai’s guests.

“During the Eid holiday, GDRFA employees at all entry points of the emirate were at their desks and did an outstanding job,” said Al Marri. More info

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