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Stranded tourists will not be penalized

All those passengers stranded in Dubai as a result of  suspension of flights to Europe  will not be penalised for overstaying their visas, said a senior official of the Ministry of the Interior.
Major General Mohammad Ahmad Al Merri, Director General of the Dubai General Department for Residency and Foreigners Affairs, said that those people whose flight reservations were cancelled due to the volcano, would not be fined for their unintentional overstay. "We want to help and make it easy for stranded people," he said.

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