The United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities have made it compulsory for passengers arriving at Dubai International Airport and applying for an on-arrival visa to bring with them not less than 5,000 United Arab Emirates Dirham (about Shs5m).
Dubai is one of the most luxurious cities in the world, having ultramodern architecture and the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa.
It’s the fourth most visited city in the world after Thailand’s capital Bangkok, France’s Capital Paris, and the UK’s Capital London, attracting millions of tourists throughout the year from across the globe.
However, most Ugandan citizens travel to Dubai in search of job opportunities. According to the ministry of gender data, about 70,000 Ugandans live in Dubai.
The rules that take effect on October 3 will require all visitors to provide proof of accommodation, showing the details of the hotel booking or the residence they intend to live in.
Meanwhile, anyone arriving at Dubai International Airport without money and proof of accommodation will immediately be deported from the UAE, says an alert issued in this regard.