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BisB extends Visa partnership for 5 years

Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) has signed a strategic agreement with Visa, a global leader in electronic payments, to further enhance the bank's partnership with it for another five years. The agreement is part of the bank's

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Egypt, Indonesia and Pakistan top countries in Umrah visas

A total of 1.63 million Umrah visas were issued December 23 and January 20, with Egypt, Indonesia and Pakistan ranked as the top countries that received the largest number of visas. Aside from the three, other countries included in the

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GCC countries edge up in 'freedom of travel' ranking

Several GCC countries have improved their position in a global ranking of countries based on the freedom of travel for their citizens. The UAE, Qatar and Oman saw increases in passport ranking from 2013 to 2014. The UAE (overall r

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Two new Sweden visa application centres open in UAE

The Embassy of Sweden in Abu Dhabi has outsourced its visa application process to VFS Global, a global outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions and governments worldwide. People who want to apply for Scheng

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India's new visa rules to benefit IBTM show

India's new rules that grant visa on arrival for tourists from 43 countries including the US, Australia, Brazil, Germany and Japan will benefit both international exhibitors and hosted buyers attending ibtm india 2015, organisers said.

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Visa signs up for Bahrain shopping festival

Visa, one of the most recognised companies in the world, has officially signed on as partner to the Bahrain Noor El Ain in its inaugural year. Bahrain Noor El Ain is a major two-month shopping festival which showcases the very bes

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Bahrain allows expats to hire domestic help

Bahrain has introduced new rules allowing expatriates in the kingdom to legally employ domestic workers in a move to end the housemaid visa black market, a report said. The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has changed the

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Saudi limits family visit visa to 6 months

Saudi Arabia’s Passport Department has issued new regulations that state family visitor visa would be limited to only six months or 180 days, according to a report. The period would start on arrival of the visitor in the kin

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Saudi Arabia plans to issue tourism visa

The tourism sector in Saudi Arabia has high expectations for a big boost in the market next year, after the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) approved provisions to issue tourism visas and regulate the system, in order to reviv

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Dubai issues 500,000 new residence visas in H1

Nearly 500,000 new residence visas were issued in Dubai, UAE in first half of 2014, indicating flourishing business for real estate in the UAE emirate, said a report ahead of a property expo. The International Property Show 2015 (IPS) w

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