UAE tourist visa processing has taken on new nuances, and an important notice has been issued by VFS Global (visa center). In its statement, the center clearly states that it is not associated with agents, including tourism companies and typing centers. We learned about this from https://russianemirates.com/news/uae-news/v-oae-vypustili-vazhnoye-uvedomleniye-dlya-oformlyayushchikh-turvizy/ source.
From now on, VFS Global does not provide services and advice to those who apply for visas but will become a partner authorized to receive and process applications for a visa.
It is important to note that all decisions on visa approval or refusal and the waiting time for processing will depend only on the representative offices of diplomatic missions in the country. The visa center will not be able to influence this process.
We analyzed that in this way, agencies and visa applicants can go directly to the specialists of the visa center, which will help to avoid misunderstandings and ensure the transparency of the visa process.
Travel agencies warn that flight ticket prices may drop in the next few weeks, starting at the end of July this year. However, it is worth considering that high prices are still expected for the Islamic New Year.
Note that at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, ticket costs are growing following the price of oil and increased travel demand.