General Travel News

Pakistan Passport Delay Postpones Holiday Plans

Machine Readable Passports (MRP) in Pakistan have a technical fault and this is causing a backlog in the UAE and causing many to cancel or postpone their holiday plans. The passport booklets are laminated in Islamabad then delivered worldwide.   The Pakistani community says their delay is hampering their holiday plans.

Currently delivery of the passport takes about a month but the normal delivery time is about ten days, while an urgent MRP can be delivered in 5 days.   Mohammed Yaqcoub is planning a trip with his family and said “These issues need to be looked into urgently since it is the travel season.” Minister of State for Interior said they have taken necessary steps to provided facilities to the community.  The Dubai office processes up to 300 applications for MRP’s every day. About 800,000 Pakistani’s live in the UAE.
 

More General Travel News
Four new hotels opening soon in Dubai
flydubai celebrates ten years of flying to Ukraine
Antigua and Barbuda to showcase their country story at Expo2020 Dubai
Latest Travel News
flydubai celebrates ten years of flying ...
Antigua and Barbuda to showcase their co...
Constance Halaveli Maldives offers the l...
Featured Sights To See
El Hank Lighthouse

El Hank Lighthouse

Casablanca, Morocco

El Hank Lighthouse was built in 1919 to help sailors steer their vessels away from the shore. Until the construction of the lighthouse, many ships got stuck in the sandy banks of Casablanca’s shores. El Hank Lighthouse, also known as Pointe d'el-Hank Light, stands 161 feet high, and its light can be seen from 30 nautical miles away. The lighthouse is a round masonry tower with lantern and gallery....

Spice Souk

Spice Souk

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Located next door to the Gold Souk, the Spice Souk is an aromatic delight.  An amazing variety of spices is available here.  It’s a must visit if you want to soak in the essence of Arabia.  The narrow alleyways may seem a little daunting at first, but don’t give up – everyone here is friendly and helpful without being too pushy.  If and when you buy something, remember that just about everything i...

The Assistens Cemetery

The Assistens Cemetery

Copenhagen, Denmark

The cemetery was initially established in the 1760s has the graves of many famous Danish people. It still fulfills the purpose of a graveyard. However, many tourists come to pay homage to the deceased. The cemetery is divided into 5 sections ranging from A to E depending on the kind of people buried in each. Address: Kapelvej 4 , 2200 København N Telephone: +45 31399304 Fax: +45 353723...

Palm Tree Island

Palm Tree Island

Doha, Qatar

This is arguably Doha’s most well known and definitely the most popular attraction. Located in Doha Bay, the wonderful beaches are worth a visit. Children are able to enjoy  in a shallow pool as well as on some fun fair rides. The dhow rides are also worth going on. Camel rides and water sports for the more adventurous are also available here. Timings: Daily 12 – 9: 30pm Admission: 20...