DNRD handled 49,921 applications during National Day holidays

DUBAI — As many as 49,921 urgent applications were processed by the Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department (DNRD) during the National Day holidays, Brigadier Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director of the department, said yesterday.

By Mary Nammour (Our staff reporter)

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Published: Wed 5 Dec 2007, 9:14 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:07 AM

Brig Al Marri said the number of applications processed this year was higher than last year during the same holiday period.

“A total of 49,921 applications were processed by the immigration authorities on December 1, 2 and 3.

“The urgent applications included those for different types of visas and cancellation of residence visas. We mobilised a bigger number of staff for duty during the holidays. There had been a big turnout of applicants for visas during the three days.”

According to the DNRD chief, air traffic also witnessed a heavy rush during the holidays.

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