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Canadians Will Need Visas to Visit UAE Beginning January

Canadian visitors will soon need visas to visit the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to a notice posted on the federation’s website.


November 10, 2010

Canadian visitors will soon need visas to visit the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to a notice posted on the federation’s website.

Earlier this week, the website of the UAE’s Ottawa embassy posted a notice which read, “Effective January 02, 2011, Canadian passport holders will need a visa.”

It is widely believed that the visa requirement was the latest chapter in a dispute involving the United Arab Emirates’ landing rights in Canada.

Last week, the UAE ordered Canadian troops to withdraw from a military base in Dubai, after the federal government refused to allow airlines Emirates and Etihad to increasing their landings at Canadian airports.

Recently, Dubai has seen a drop in tourism, so the new visa requirements could deter Canadian groups, such as those led by meeting and event planners, from visiting the region.

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