The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) of Dubai has announced a new entry permit for residents of GCC countries travelling to Dubai.
The service is available for travellers who have a valid residency of any of the GCC states for at least a year, have no travel restrictions from entering the country, and their work and residency cards need to include the profession.
"This service has been activated to issue a prior online entry permit for travellers residing in the GCC countries in order to ensure a smooth entry process into the UAE and streamline procedures," said a GDRFA notification.
The process to apply on GDRFA website are:
* Log in to the smart services through (UAE Pass or username),
* Select the service.
* Fill in the application.
* Attach documents
* Pay the fees (AED250 plus Vat of 5%)
The documents required are:
* The original passport,
* Upon arrival, presenting the original residence permit issued by a GCC country.
* A civil or labour card.
The entry permits are likely to be issued within 48 hours, said the GDRFA website.