The new visa counter at Terminal 3 transit area.
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ABU DHABI – A new service at Abu Dhabi International Airport provides visas, including a new 96-hour transit visa, in just 30 minutes, airport authorities have announced.
The new visa counter at Terminal 3 transit area was launched on Monday and serves all passengers travelling through Abu Dhabi International Airport.
The announcement was made by the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Airports, Etihad Airways and the Abu Dhabi General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners Affairs.
The new visa counter is part of the “Life in Abu Dhabi” initiative. Passengers can apply for several types of mission and tourist visas at the counter and get a visa within 30 minutes.
The new 96-hour visa costs Dh300 and can be used by passengers with trips from Abu Dhabi, or with flights passing through Abu Dhabi en route to their destination, provided that their layover exceeds four hours.
“The 96-hour visa will be instrumental to attract the large number of transfer passengers to experience Abu Dhabi and its vast offerings during their stopover,” said Abdul Majeed Al Khoori, Acting Chief Executive Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports.
Travellers can also head to the new visa counter to request a change of their type of visa from transit to tourist visa if they want to extend their stay in Abu Dhabi. DAJ/Expat Media
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