Thursday, 14 November 2019

Oman online visa news update

Royal Oman Police issued a statment on 14th October 2019 clarifying the new online visa system.

The statement clarifies that there has been no change in the current procedure or method using for entering Oman through border check posts. However, an additional online portal has been made available for people who wish to save the time at the border posts, the statement said.

Tourists holding GCC passports, or GCC residency permits can obtain visa on arrival at all Omani border posts by filling up the application form at the border.

Oman new e-visa system

With the long weekend holiday coming up in the December and as many UAE residents usually plan to have road trips to Oman, this time they could apply for an e-visa to enter the country.

Visitors can either fill the visa application form at the immigration counters at the border and obtain visas on arrival. On long weekend holidays people were complaining about long queues, thus Omani goverment have provided an additional online service.

So for an easier process apply an online form on the Royal Oman Police website and pay a fee of Dhs50 if you’re a resident of GCC.

Take into consideration that the visa takes four days to be processed.

If you are a GCC resident you should log into

Create an account using your email id

Upload a passport copy that is at least 6 month valid

Upload a photo of the applicant that is not more than 512 KB.

Pay Aed. 50 as visa fee

Upon successful payment completion and application submission, and if approved, you will be get an electronic visa sent to your registered e-mail.

Conditions for issuing the visa:

The person should have a valid residence visa from any GCC country stamped on your passport.

The professions approved to enter without sponsor is shown in your residence stamping.

Valid passport for a period not less than six months.

Families of the residents, their drivers, house maids and companions are benefit from these facilities provided that they should present their labour cards and their passports are valid for a period not less than three months.

All nationalities resident in GCC are benefit from the online service.

For any additional questions you can contact ROP call center that can help with the process on these numbers +968 99537194, +968 91782640, +968 24290827

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Get your Oman Visit Visa in advance


Oman police department have advised that visas on arrival are now an exception to the rule…

If you're planning for a trip to the Oman during the long weekend/holiday in UAE or visa run from UAE please note this: Royal Oman Police or ROP have advised that from November 2019 onwards, you now need to apply for your visa in advance.

‏تدعو ‎#شرطة_عمان_السلطانية الراغبين في زيارة السلطنة عبر المنافذ البرية ممن يتطلب حصولهم على تأشيرة دخول، ضرورة استخراج التأشيرة الإلكترونية قبل السفر إليها وذلك تسهيلاً لهم للدخول عبر مختلف المنافذ، وتوضح بأن الحصول على التأشيرة من المنافذ هي خدمة إضافية في أضيق الحدود.‎

#ROP kindly requests all visitors requiring visas traveling to #Oman to obtain their eVisas online before travel. This will facilitate easy and efficient processing at the border posts. Visa on arrival are now an exception to the rule and eVisas should be used wherever possible

Check out @RoyalOmanPolice’s Tweet:

Previously, most of the visitors had been able to get a visa on arrival at the border of the UAE and Oman, however in a Tweet on the ROP official account, Oman Police have said that visas on arrival will be an exceptional to the rule going forward.

This applies to people from all nationalities visiting the UAE’s neighbouring country.

According to the Tweet, the move to make eVisas compulsory is designed and aimed to “facilitate easy and efficient processing at the border posts”. eVisas will reduce the wait time at border posts mainly during the holiday season.

To apply for an eVisa ahead of time, travellers will need to visit the online government portal, upload the passport copy, photo, make payment of 5 Omani Rials (Dirhams 50) and complete the online booking form. This will get you a 10-day unsponsored tourist eVisa to visit Oman.

According to the ROP official website, Visa processing can take up to four days for visas to be issued.

Tourists who enter Dubai are eligible to get a tourist visa to visit Oman, you’ll just need to have at least six months validity on your passport.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Renew or cancel UAE family visa on your mobile phone.

Renew UAE Visa via smartphone
Renewing or cancelling family visa can now be done at the touch of a button, there will be no more paper forms or documents issues to fill as applying,  according to the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).

The GDRFA sent out an advisory message to residents on 22nd October,2019 saying: "You can now get, renew, or cancel your spouse's and children's residency on DubaiNow app. To download," The DubaiNow app is the first unified Dubai government services smart app offering a total of 88 Dubai government services and many more services yet to come.

Anyone can check the visa status or enquire about the status of any GDRFA service through this government application. The application also allows a user to get a new residency visa to bring a family member to Dubai or to view and manage family visa application very easily. And is any queries they can text mail to the authorities through the app.

Monday, 30 September 2019

8 killed and 6 injured in a major traffic accident in Dubai.

Last updated on September 30, 2019 at 11:20 am

During accident eight people were killed and six suffered severe injuries in a major traffic accident which happened  on Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road in Dubai on September 30, Monday morning.
The Dubai Ambulance authority announced that the accident involved of truck and a micro bus along Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road before Mirdif City Centre, towards Sharjah.

Executive Director of the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, Khalifa bin Draiy, said that the Dubai Ambulance team rushed to the spot and took the injured to Rashid hospital.  He urged motorists to be cautious and pay attention on the road while behind the wheels. 

Source from Khaleej Times,

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Granted license for Hindu temple and 17 churches in UAE

Last updated on September 22,2019

In UAE the Capital's 17 churches and one Hindu temple were granted licences in a historic ceremony held at Emirates Palace.
After long time Non-Muslim places of woinworship in Abu Dhabi and including decades-old churches, were officially given legal recognition or certification on Sunday on historic ceremony.
Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi (DCD) Under the banner 'A Call for Harmony', the decided to bring all the religious institutions under one licence umbrella so that the authority could support them in their operations.

"For decades, our greatest leaders have welcome people from various religions from various countries making the UAE a place for all. In tolerance and co-existencebu Dhabi is now a leading model ," Dr Mugheer Al Khaili, chairman of the DCD, said during the special event.

He said that unlike before, the religious bodies can now rely on one official government channel whenever they need advice or support.
The DCD has developed legal frameworks, policies and procedures to ensure that people of all religions would be able to practise their faith, in accordance with UAE laws and without affecting the country's customs and traditions.

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Things we must know UAE doing to boost rainfall in the country.

Last updated on September 22, 2019
The campaign is spearheaded by UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science.
A research campaign has been launched to investigate the efficiency of innovative and unique new cloud seeding materials by flights and testing that took place from Al Ain Airport over the eastern and northern parts of UAE.
Linda Zou, professor at Khalifa University and one of the three awardees of Programme's First Cycle, and team carried out tests on core and shell composite nanomaterials for their effectiveness as cloud condensation nuclei by dispersing them into clouds.
A custom-designed Learjet research aircraft equipped with sophisticated sensors and measurement probes is being utilised to gather data of the cloud components, which is being led by the National Center of Meteorology (NCM), in cooperation with global experts in the field.
"This result demonstrates how NCM through the programme is succeeding in attracting significant participation from leading international scientific experts and helping to boost water security for those at risk around the world."
Dr Abdulla Al Mandous, director of the NCM and president of Regional Association II in the Asia Region, said:  "I am delighted that the highly creative work undertaken by Professor Zou's team has progressed to the extent that the groundbreaking materials developed are ready for field testing and potential large-scale production.
This campaign is an important part of the NMC's implementation and testing plan, which consists of a titanium dioxide nanoparticle layer coated on the salt crystals.
Experimental results obtained so far through laboratory testing and analysis suggest that the materials have a much higher ability to initiate condensation of water vapour and droplet growth in the clouds than the salt crystals that is currently used for rain enhancement in the UAE.
The originality of Professor Zou's research project is demonstrated in the filing of two worldwide patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2017 and 2018 for a new application of cloud seeding through nanotechnology. Now, the technology has moved from laboratory to the scale-up process. The nanomaterials could potentially be cost-effective when produced on a large scale.

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