Non-Dubai residents require ICA approval for returning through DXB

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Dubai Airports have confirmed that some passengers are experiencing a delay in the arrival process at Dubai International (DXB) due to an update in travel regulations in line with the directives of UAE authorities.

"According to new travel requirements, travellers holding residence visas issued in other Emirates need approval from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) to return to the country," Dubai Airports said in a statement to ARN News.

"Holders of Dubai-issued visas continue to require the approval of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) to return to the UAE," the statement added.

Dubai Airports said it is working with government authorities and other service partners to ensure the comfort of passengers and resolve the situation as soon as possible.

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