Dubai 'a preferred destination for residency and jobs'

Dubai: Major General Mohammad Ahmad Al Merri, Director of the Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department (DNRD), stressed that Dubai still is a favourable location for residency and work as it is an international destination for business, services and tourism (shopping, exhibitions and conferences).

Al Merri said Dubai's experience of the past has proved its great ability to adapt with regional and global developments.

Al Merri said this while reviewing statistics concerning exit and entry at the department's land, sea and air ports during the last quarter of 2008. Al Merri said all figures were ordinary in comparison to previous years.

Al Merri said DNRD, during the period, registered 6.6 million passenger entries compared to 5.8 million passengers the corresponding period in the previous year.

Al Merri said the passenger movement through Dubai's different entry ports in January 2009 registered an insignificant decrease in comparison to the same period last year.

The number of passengers who entered Dubai through different ports this January was 1.20 million, while the number was 1.26 million last year.

Al Merri said the department issued 294,000 visas during January 2009, while cancelling only 119,000 visas for various reasons for the same period of time.

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