#Entry visa

Oman offers visa-free entry to GCC residents

In order to enter Oman, a resident’s visa in the GCC must be valid for a period of no less than three months

Domestic workers

UAE resumes issuing entry permits for domestic workers

It has also started granting employment permits for government and semi-government entities, as well as employees of vital facilities

Passengers from these countries can travel to Dubai despite entry visa suspension

Emirates airline also denied social media reports that it is planning to suspend all flights from March 17

UAE suspends issuance of all visas, bans travel to Italy, Turkey, among others

The decision does not apply to those who already have their visas issued

Saudi tourist visa on arrival for UK, US and Schengen visa holders

The General Authority of Civil Aviation has instructed national air carriers to allow the holders of these visas to travel to Saudi Arabia

New family sponsorship law for expats in the UAE takes effect

Expats – both men and women – can sponsor their family members if they earn a monthly salary of Dhs4,000 or Dhs3,000 plus accommodation

UAE’s new visa rules for visitors, students, widows, divorcees take effect on Oct 21

The new rules will see visitor and tourist visas extended for up to 60 days

UAE VP announces visa for retired expats, reduced power charges for industry

The country previously announced plans to introduce a 10-year visa for investors

Azerbaijan grants UAE residents visa on arrival

The on-arrival tourist visa is valid for one month the date of arrival

Oman’s National Gas Company terminates CEO

Oman announces new visa rules

The sultanate is hoping to welcome more than four million tourists annually by 2020